Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper explaining the needs of special offenders. Answer the following questions:
How do special needs, mentally ill, and substance-abusing prisoners affect the jail and prison systems at state and federal levels?
What would happen if these prisoners were not cared for properly?
Select a prison special offender population and research a program aimed to assist or care for that population. What are the characteristics of the program? How has the program affected the special offender population in that prison?
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.