Correctional facilities are used around the world, The U.S. correctional system is the largest and the most populated
In 2010 there were 210,426 inmates in federal prisons, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, or BOP.
prisons segregate by gender, usually in separate prisons.
The Bureau operates institutions at five different security levels in order to confine offenders in an appropriate manner. Security levels are based on such features as the presence of external patrols, towers, security barriers, or detection devices
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"Over the last year, Mexico has suffered from a seemingly never-ending list of escapes, riots and murders in its prisons.
In October 2008, prison inmates hurled grenades and sprayed Kalashnikov rounds at each other in a penitentiary in the Pacific state of Sinaloa.
A month earlier, federal police stormed a rioting jail in the border city of Tijuana, resulting in the death of 23 prisoners."