The Incarceration Of Prisoners

1413 Words May 7th, 2016 6 Pages
The average incarceration of prisoners per year is 2,418,352, however more than half of those prisoners are not provided the proper care needed for their survival. (Cooper, Sabol, West 1) Several inmates are put in unjust situations and living conditions through prison systems that majorly effect their everyday lives. Many of these issues pose threats to the prisoners but are preventable through change in the system. Prison systems around the world are flawed and need to be reworked. Inmates are constantly surrounded by an unhealthy environment full of sexual assault, lack of good health, and unfair treatment based upon disability.
To begin with, prison systems are full of daily sexual assault and abuse towards inmates. According to recent studies, when looking at the male survivors “54% were sexually assaulted by another prisoner, 17% were assaulted by a prison official, 3% by a non-custody staff member, and 25% refused to reveal” (Ashmont 5) while with the female survivors “12% were sexually assaulted by another prisoner, 48% were assaulted by a prison official, 26% by a non-custody staff member, and 14% refused to reveal” (Ashmont 5). The negative atmosphere of prisons is not only created by the abusers themselves but permitted by the officials too. This environment prevents the prisoners from being able to feel secure and protected for the duration of time they spend in prison. This information also brings light to the issue that not all prison rapes are committed by the…
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