a 200 to 300word response in which you describe some of the reasons for violent behavior in prisons. Include the following components: ● Violent behavior among prisoners
● Violent behavior between inmates and staff
● Strategies for responding to violent behavior
● How violent behavior affects incarceration length
Violence in American prisons come of no surprise to anyone. We place a large population of people who have committed the worst of crimes imaginable within the confinement of concrete slabs stacked on top of one another, fitted with iron bars big enough for a view of your neighbor but small enough that you're unable to stick your head through, surrounded by feelings of hatred, remorse, depression, alpha male complex, then add onto this, a taste of gangs, drugs, and weapons hidden in the most obscure places. I think we've made a recipe for violence. Now why do these things continue to happen when we have thousands of paid security officers managing, securing, and controlling their every move? Why is it we spend millions of dollars on state and federal prison systems, only to find that things just won't change? Thats because the climate within these cold walls requires give and take relationship. Prisoner violence is mostly conceived from a debt owed and not paid, through retaliation from one group to another, even territory they attempt to claim. Prison staff have responsibilities not just limited in upholding the law, or SOP’s (standard operating procedures) doctrines within that specific correctional facility but fostering an environment where all of the worst people in the nation can survive and attempt to carry out their punishment in peace. This is where the give and take relationship plays out.
Violence is mitigated through assessing individual prisoners by learning their habits, understanding their weaknesses, and getting inside their heads. By having this type of power, ...
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