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Unformatted text preview: meant for the jail system. Housing felony prisoners within a jail may create a more violent environment and cause catastrophic issues. Jails were not established to hold the mentally ill or other offenders that require special attention. The issue of a jail not having adequate resources could cause problems in dealing with these type prisoners or detainees. Overcrowding of prisons and poor resources has presented a very overwhelming dilemma. Society does not have much choice other than allowing jails to take on the added responsibility. The question that arises and must be answered is, where does it end? The overcrowding of prisons is an ongoing issue that continues to grow and the jails can only handle so much of the overflow. One thing is for sure and that is, society and the government need to find a resolution together....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS 230 taught by Professor None during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Winter '11