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Prison Conditions

The U.S prison system is plagued with poor and deteriorated conditions that make inhabitation hard for incarcerated individuals. Poor prison conditions are a huge problem not for the prisoners, but they should also be a concern for society at large. The horrible conditions in the prisons make rehabilitation hard to achieve, and prisoners may end …

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Overcrowding, Fights and Violence between Prisoners

The prison system faces an overcrowding problem as the operational capacity of the prison facilities available nationwide exceeds the design capacity. Common consequences arising from this phenomenon include violence and fighting among inmates. A 2019 report collated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that the total population of prisoners nationwide at the end of …

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Private Prisons In The United States

As of 2019, private prisons housed 8% of incarcerated persons in the United States – about 116,000 people, the Sentencing Project reported. These facilities are controversial, as they reportedly unload incarceration costs on inmates and their family members. Also, many argue private prisons profit off government spending and policies on mass incarceration. Several administrations have …

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Correctional Facilities in Kings County, New York

Kings County in New York, better known as Brooklyn, has several local jails, state and federal prisons where criminal offenders serve time. Depending on the jurisdiction, these facilities may be under the management of the local sheriff’s department, the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  This jurisdiction …

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