HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE THE PRISON ENVIROMENT? hOW DOES THE PRISON ENIVRONMENT INFLUENCE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT AND CUSTODY? wHAT CHANGES TO PRISON ENVIROMENTS WOULD IMPROVE INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT?
Prisons are not good places in which to live. Most people in prison, if they had a choice,
would never choose to live in prison. [ [ Not only are they bad neighborhoods filled with troubled and
troublesome inmates; but the inmates cannot choose who they must live with in very small and
crowded places, especially when they must share cells with other people.
Some of the people who they share
quarters with are good people who are friendly, kind,
and easy to get along with. Lasting friendships are made in prison.
However, some of the people who an inmate will be called upon to live with are selfish,
dishonest, unfriendly and even dangerous. Prisoners who spend many years in prison will
experience having to live in close quarters with this type of prisoner, at some time during their incarceration. There is also a lot of tension in prison life; because prisoners are aware of other prisoners
closely observing them; looking for ways to take advantage of them. They live under stressful
circumstances, and this takes its toll on them mentally and physically.
Not to be ignored are the strip searches which occur frequently in maximum-security
prisons. These searches not only limit the ability of prisoners to conceal weapons or other
contraband; but they keep reminding the prisoner that he is powerless, and must obey authority as
long as he is in prison. ] ]
There are no new answers.