Brittany Morgan 09/02/19 Legal Rights to Prisons Correctional officers have limitations in order to stay safe. When working in a prison, they must make sure they have the right staff at the right time. Staff deployment is a key factor when running an overpopulated jail. “There are also the limits of the ability of the officers in overseeing 50 to 90 inmates at a time.” (Howell, 2019) Correctional officers must remember to stay consistent with everything they do, or the inmates will try and take advantage of the officers. There is also a balance on inmates’ rights to keep them safe as well. Inmates have the right to humane facilities. “ Pre-trial detainee must be housed in humane facilities; they cannot be "punished" or treated as guilty while they await trial.” (F. L. T. (n.d.). Rights of Inmates.) Criminals have the right to be free of sexual crime. “An inmate cannot be subjected to sexual crimes including sexual harassment. The Prison Rape Elimination Act protects prisoners.” (F. L.
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