Prison Overcrowding

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PRISON OVERCROWDING Julissa Bautista Bryant Stratton College CRJU105 Corrections- M. Sullivan Date: 3/2/2015 The United States is considered to have the highest incarceration rate in the world holding roughly millions people and the overcrowding of the inmates has become a major problem for the prison system. With the overcrowding in the prison the inmates have less to go around. Another effect the prisoners have with the increased population in the prisons is that it leads to illness and suffering. Prisoners who are in situations of over crowdedness there tend to be more aggression and competition for resources with less cooperation and more social withdrawal. Prison overcrowding is becoming a major financial and controversial problem in the United…show more content…
According to (Dolovich, 2012). Prison overcrowding has become a threat to the officials in prison as well. The main causes of this problem lie outside the prison system and therefore not within control. The level of overcrowding of the inmates in the prisons varies in different countries and does not depend on the population of the inmates in a country but rather the ability of the country prison to accommodate them. Many correctional facilities are operating under hazardous conditions, which include operating past the maxim capacity. According to (Stelloh, 2009). Overcrowding in prison inmate to inmate violence appears to be closely related as well as intolerable living conditions, which contribute too many of problems in prison, which seem to be unconstitutional. The issues of prison overcrowding can be solved in the future by giving judges greater discretion over sentencing and by allowing more prisoners to reduce their sentences through credit for good behavior. The government or the state can built more prisons in order not to have an overcrowded prison. They should build more other resources for inmates to participate

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