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1 Special Needs Prisoner II Karen M. Overbey CJS/230 March 18, 2011 Neal Brumley
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2 Special Needs Prisoner II Prison is a fertile arena for violence and the programs to address this violence are put into place to protect the inmates as well as the prison staff. The major contributor of prison violence includes poor communication skills, lack of respect, individual vulnerabilities, addictions, and gang affiliation. The fact that prisons are overcrowded, lack of enough prison personnel and minimal surveillance also contribute to this violence. This article talks about why it is important to implement safety programs in prison to help protect the staff and the inmates. Breaking the cycle of violence can be helped with the availability of programs such as victim-offender reconciliation programs, mediation, and victim impact panels. These programs can be adapted to fit the needs of the individual inmates. Breaking the cycle of violence also includes breaking the cycle of addiction, but in order to break
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