“Please watch the following National Geographic documentary, Extreme Prison Grounds, by clicking on
the YouTube video below:
“The documentary is approximately 41 minutes in length and explores life in the Santa Rita Jail near Oakland, California. Santa Rita Jail is the fifth largest jail in America, processing 60,000 inmates per year.
After completing the Field Trip, answer the following questions, writing one paragraph for each.
1-Describe how jail units classify inmates.
2-Why is this classification necessary?
3-Describe the gang classification unit assigned to the Santa Rita Jail?
4-What is the inmate convict code? Give an example that is used in the Santa Rita Jail.
5-What is meant by a “drop out,” and what happens to these “drop outs” in jails/prisons?
Important remark: please do watch the whole video and not just clips.