Overcrowding Affects The Quality Of Life In Prison

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Another factor that prisoners experience on a daily basis is prison overcrowding. While officers experience, and may even stress over prison overcrowding, they do not live in it like their inmates. Eventually, when their shift is over, officers return to their not-so-crowded homes. Overcrowding impacts the quality of life in prisons. While these criminals should do the time if they do the crime, it can be difficult dealing with such low standards of basic cleanliness. This can result in serious illness in an already stressful situation (Guetzkow, 2015). Living in such situations can damage physical and mental health of anyone living in it, and correctional officers would not be protected from the physical and mental damages of the conditions.
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