Table of contents
2.1 State Materials
2.1.1 State Statutes
2.2 Other References
2.2.1 Key Internet Sources
2.2.2 Useful Offnet (or Subscription – $) Sources
corrections law overview
Correctional institutions are generally of statutory creation and are governed by boards of charities, and corrections, or similar boards part of a branch of municipal or state government. State and local legislatures that control corrections law are limited only by the Constitution.
Federal penal and correctional institutions, except for naval and military institutions are controled by the Attorney General. The Bureau of Prisons is under the Attorney General, and manages and regulates all aspects of federal penal and correctional facilities.