Overcrowding in the Prison System Term Paper by hicaliber

Overcrowding in the Prison System
A discussion regarding the problem of overcrowding in the US prison system.
# 95604 | 1,367 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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This paper takes a look at the US prison system and the dire issue of overcrowding. According to the paper, as a result of this overcrowding, there are increased incidents of violence, a rampant spread of disease in and out of the prison, poorer security in place than if appropriate inmate levels were maintained, higher rates of recidivism and unhygienic living conditions for inmates.

Factors in Prison Overcrowding
Challenges as a Result of Prison Overcrowding
Long-Term Solutions to Prison Overcrowding

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Addressing Prison Overcrowding." PenalReform.org. No date. Penal Reform International. October 17, 2006 <http://www.penalreform.org/download/ressource_kits/Kit%20I-C.6%20Addressing%20Prison%20Overcrowding%20(wkg)%20(KH)%2021-08-2003.pdf.>.
  • Davies, R. "Deaths in UK Prisons are Due to Overcrowding, Says Report." The Lancet 363(9406) 31 Jan 2004: 378.
  • Giertz, J. & Nardulli, P. "Prison Overcrowding." Public Choice 46(1) Apr 1985: 71-78.
  • Marciniak, E. "Standing Room Only." Commonweal 129(2) 25 Jan 2002: 10-11.
  • Travis, J. "Missed Opportunity to Cut Prisoner Count." New Jersey Law Journal 18 Apr 2005: NA.

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