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Unformatted text preview: How do these changes affect todays penitentiary system? These changes affect the penitentiary system tremendously; we now have somewhat of a sense of order and practicality. Without efficient health care, we would have a high death toll, diseases being spread, not only within the penitentiary, but also in the communities and it would cause major problems within the walls of the prison. Without efficient safety measures, we would have more attempts at escapes, riots, and complete chaos, not only in the prison, but in the community as well. Prisons need structure and safety in order to function properly, without it the prisoners would be in charge. With that said, a prison needs to serve its purpose and maintain a safe and healthy environment, in order to maintain a good flow, just because they are criminals, does not mean their health and safety does not matter because they are human and need to be in a humane environment....
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- Spring '10