Project Submission


In this project, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following competencies:

  • Analyze how the ideologies of punishment influence professional practice in corrections
  • Describe the organizational structure and logistical considerations of correctional facilities
  • Analyze systemic issues that affect incarceration


You are working for Vera Institute, a private agency dedicated to “tackl[ing] the most pressing injustices of our day.” Your work group is writing a grant asking for federal funding on behalf of the State of Alabama Department of Corrections, which desperately needs funding in order to build new structures and programs to combat overcrowding. The piece of the grant you will craft is the statement of need, which focuses on reviewing the ideologies of punishment, explaining considerations in corrections facilities, and analyzing systemic issues that affect incarceration. You have been provided with a template Word Document to assist you in organizing your work.