Overcrowding Issues In Prisons

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Register to read the introduction… According to (Fleisher & Decker, 2001), “Prison gangs dominate the drug business and many researchers argue that prison gangs also are responsible for most prison violence.” (p. 5). Gangs have been the problems for our society for a very long time furthermore, once arrested; they continue to be the problems for the correctional system as well. It seems to be the type of issue that is impossible to be corrected because gangs are associated with crimes in nature therefore; many of them will eventually end up in prison. Once in prison, gangs are often separated by ethnicity, they utilize a chain of command structure with the leader being on the top of the chain like those of the military and police. Gangs pose serious threats to our correctional staffs and other inmates due to their frequent uses of violent forces, gangs are believed to be largely responsible for the smuggling of drugs and contrabands inside the prison. If I were in charge and have the power to rectify this problem, I would put the techno-corrections into the full scale use on every known gang members. First of all, we need to identify all gang members, once they are verified as gang members; they need to be processed into the maximized techno-corrections method. I would implement the use of microchip inside their bodies, heartbeat monitor will be needed in order to detect and measure any abnormal activities and the GPS ankle bracelets. …show more content…
The three topics of overcrowding in prisons, gangs in prisons and the drug abuses in prison are the issues that we have been dealing with for many decades. Historically, we have not been doing so well and I think many efforts and researches have been done as the attempts to try to correct these issues. These are the problems that would continue and may become worsen in the future if we continue with the same methods and techniques that we have been using. Many people think that they can do better if they have such a power to reform and implement the laws and policies, in reality however, these issues are very complex in …show more content…
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Retrieved April 18, 2014, from http://www.washintontimes.com/news/2010/jan/27/drugs-inside-prison-walls/?page=all Fleisher, M. S., & Decker, S. H. (2001). An Overview of the Challenge of Prison Gangs. Corrections Management Quarterly, 5(1), 1.

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