Overcrowding In Jail Case Study

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CCPOA Influence in Overcrowding Policies The overcrowded jails are one of the biggest issues in the United States criminal justice system and one of the most controversial. Furthermore, the overcrowding in jails has had a reduction in their population that wasn’t seen in the last 40 years (Giblin, 2014, pp.249). The decline on the inmate population can be attributed to factors such as economic and the reconsideration of penal reforms to solve the issues of overcrowding in jails. However the influence of prison officers unions make major impacts on the policies that get passed. Moreover, the influence of California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) towards policies regarding inmate population reduction will be discussed. Although …show more content…
Moreover, the correction facilities in many states of the United States are overcrowded causing many financial resources being expend (Giblin, 2014, pp.248). In addition, the massive imprisonment has constituted to the bankrupt of communities, destruction of families, diminish the economic strength, and deformed politics (Giblin, 2014, pp.250). Furthermore, as a contributing factor of the extensive efforts in reducing the inmate population is constituted to the scarcity of financial funds to continue supporting the overcrowding in the correctional facilities (Gibllin, 2014, pp. 248). However, the penal policy changes towards the reduction or decarceration of the inmate population has many opponents and one of them is the …show more content…
Therefore, it is very difficult to compete against a union that has the financial resources. Furthermore, it is described that there only one way to overcome a union that has extreme power such as the CCPOA is to make it personal (Giblin, 2014, pp.269). In order to make it personal the government will need to invest in the communities by providing them with help (Giblin, 2014, pp 264). This writer agrees that these techniques will surely have a positive influence in the general public, because it will provide them with more security that they won’t feel alone.

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