Violent behavior between inmates and staff also continue to rise, especially as prisons become more populated. It is expected that inmates would have bad feeling against the staff because of the staff’s adhering to and holding them responsible for the prison’s rules. However, there are those inmates and staff members who end up establishing “arrangements” that allows them to work together inside of the prison. As long as the staff allows them to have their way, inmates are pretty cooperative.
Strategies for responding to inmates’ violent behavior includes, but are not limited to placing inmates in solitary confinement, extending their prison sentence, and taking away other privileges that have been afforded to them. It is also safer if staff never approach inmates while alone. As it has been said, “There is strength in numbers.”
One of the more harsh penalties for violent inmate behavior is to add additional time to their prison sentence. Unless the inmate is a career criminal, he is not going to wan tany more time added to his sentence, therefore, he will be more prone to adhering to the rules. The more violent the behavior, the longer the sentence is going to be extended.