What Is Prison Overcrowding

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Your discussion was very interesting, frightening, and troubling to read. From the research we have conducted this week, overcrowding seems to be at the top of the list for correctional facilities throughout the country. This one factor is placing the officers that work in these facilities in danger. It’s frustrating to me that so many prisons and jails do not require any type of structure for the inmates. Without structure and overcrowded facilities, a recipe for violence is created. Governments across the country simply must invest more in corrections and their infrastructures. The inmate population shows no sign of being reduced and officer’s safety has to be a priority. New facilities should be designed with more single occupant

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