Haney and Zimbardo Questions and Response The prisons in the United States of America have long been a topic long debated by those who work in Washington and the population in general. The fact that Haney and Zimbardo bring up in their article are eye opening and riveting for those, like me, who don’t know too much about the prison situation. It always amazes me how ignorant people are of the prison situation, and even when they do know about it, they just try to look the other way. • It seems to me that the reason why our prisons are so overcrowded is because no one wants to take the steps to start cleaning up the prisons and improving them • Haney and Zimbardo talk about the judges who tend to just turn a blind eye to the horrific situation because they don’t want to have to be the ones to fix it • Instead of giving appropriate sentences in order to ease the amount of people in these prisons, judges continue to give more and more prison sentences. • The articles talks about how from the 1970’s until the 1990’s, prison sentences became more
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