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CRJ465 Correctional Issues in the American Penal System

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CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS ISSUES
Correctional Issues in the American Penal System
CRJ465: Corrections & Incarceration
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CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS ISSUES
I. Introduction
The correctional system in America is designed to house many law violators. Some of these
people have committed non-violent crimes, but others have been convicted of some of the worst
crimes against humanity. Through the years, the correctional system has changed dramatically in
the administration of many institutions. Today, America’s correctional institutions are facing
numerous challenges and issues. Some of the major issues that exist in the corrections system are
overcrowding, violence, and gangs.
II. The issues with overcrowding
Prison overcrowding is caused by a variety of issues, such as not enough room in prisons,
fluctuating crime rates, changes to laws and improvements to law enforcement tactics. Because
of this, prison overcrowding in prisons cause many problems, which is why it is a serious
concern in the U.S. Overcrowding in these facilities cause understaffing which leads to a lack of
inmate supervision, and some health concerns as medical staff are not able to supply the medical
needs of all the inmates.
Once the causes of crowding have been established, researchers can begin to address the
problems it causes and deal with them. However, the best way to solve the problems created by
overcrowding is by eliminating overcrowding.
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CONTEMPORARY CORRECTIONS ISSUES
References
(2013, October). Contemporary Problems in Criminal. StudyMode.com. Retrieved October 28,
2013, from http://www.studymode.com/essays/Contemporary-Problems-In-Criminal-
1432437.html
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