June 29, 2012
A prison environment is a place where inmates are physically confined and deprived of a range of personal freedoms (Foster, 2006). The prison environment influences the institutional management and custody by the growing population and the gangs within the facility. Overcrowding aggravates the natural conflicts that rely within the prisons walls which then escalate violence.
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Prison environment changes can be in the rational and economic view, in which material rewards controls are provided in the direction people are in need of it. Some secure custody methods include counting inmates to know their whereabouts, having a double gate to control the traffic into the prison, control of contraband, searches of the inmate’s clothes to a full body cavity search, shakedowns of their area and having them on lockdown. The prison environment affects secure custody in many ways. Secure custody can improve by hiring guards who are capable and trained to do their job, the prisons are in need of guards so they will hire under-qualified candidates. They can also make sure they keep prisoners in certain gangs away from each other. They should have different times for recreational activities to prevent riots and violence.
1. Foster, B. (2006). Corrections: The fundamentals. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.