Prison Overcrowding Cause and Effects Essay

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Prison Overcrowding Cause and Effects EssayNameClassDateProfessorPrison Overcrowding A current national crisis in American society is the overpopulated criminal justice system resulting in overcrowding in America's prisons and jails. In current society the prison and jails in just about every state in the nation are overcrowded leading to the largest prison population in the world. This extreme overcrowding is caused by many different factors such as the War on Drugs, Three Strikes Law, and an inadequate amount of prison beds, as well as a high rate of recidivism and mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines. Prison overcrowding has created many challenges for the correctional system, the prison inmate, the state, and the taxpayer and requires a comprehensive solution before states are forced to free inmates in order to alleviate prison overcrowding. One of the challenges that has surfaced due to overcrowding is the inmate is faced with inhumane living conditions and will not receive the necessary mental health, medical, and rehabilitative services they require. Additionally taxpayers and the state government are forced to come up with the resources to house and feed this additional prison population. When the prison population does not have their needs fulfilled and are not provided with the basic necessities to ensure their human treatment, their rights have been violated. The first perceived cause of the extreme overcrowding of Americ

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