Life in Prison

1834 Words Jul 11th, 2018 8 Pages
Over the centuries one of the most common forms of punishment is imprisonment. As times past by the prison has taken on various shapes and forms. The quality and most conditions of prisons have changed in order to provide better living conditions for the inmates, but the main purpose of the prison has never changed, the online article Welcome to Stop the Crime states that “ a prison have four major purposes, these include retribution, incapacitation, deterrence and rehabilitation” (stoptheaca.org). This shows that the prison is there to ensure that criminals pay back society for the crimes they have committed; it also serves as an area to keep criminals from hurting innocent civilians and it is also there to transform prisoners to law …show more content…
The appetite of inmates vary, the amount of food that may full one prisoner may only just scratch the surface of another prisoner. At prisons everyone gets the equal amount of food, this is done with the attempt to save money and supplies so the satisfaction of the prisoners isn’t in the prisons best interest. The lack of enough food may cause a few things; it may cause inmates to steal from each other which may lead to a lot of cafeteria fights, it may also cause the prisoners to secretly acquire more food from the cafeteria which may lead to a even more rapid decrease in foodstuffs, and if they are caught lead to severe punishments, and finally it may cause them to develop a pyramid system where the main man decides who eats when.
As expected the living conditions of prisons are very low quality. Most people have the idea of a prison cell or inmates rooms to be small and dark with a few beds, and actually in some places this idea is not very far from the truth, the difference is that the rooms are sometimes lit and the size its determined by the number of inmates who occupy it. According to Discovery, the typical prison cell is small, where the general cell for one inmate is usually eight feet by six feet, the prison usually furnishes it with bed, bed tray, desk, toilet and sink, and the

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