Prison Populations Checkpoint

Prison Populations Checkpoint - Week 8

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Hotel California: Prisons INCREASED PRISON POPULATION Hotel California: Prisons and Punishments 1
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Hotel California: Prisons Hotel California: Prisons and Punishment In California, the prisons are severely overcrowded. The state has only 32 prisons, which hold twice as many people as they were designed. (The Economist, 2005) Tougher sentencing policies and mismanagement account for the huge rise in prisoners. With the “three-strike” law, 30,000 inmates are serving life. While this has reduced crime, it puts a strain on availability in the prisons. Upon walking in to the California State Prison, a sign reads, “The purpose of prison is punishment”. One would think this was the case by looking at how overcrowded the prisons are. George Deukmejian, a former Republican governor, detailed a report that points out that several problems exist with how all Wardens employ different standards and operating procedures and that some prison guards become part of the problem by not correcting inmates, and refusing to “snitch” on fellow guards. Roderick Hickman, the head of the Youth and Adult
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