After observing negative human response in overcrowding spaces, I wanted to learn more about over crowded situation in prison and how it can be controlled. While searching I found an article and a video which talks about overcrowded prisons and the negative aspects of it.
Overcrowded prisons had led to formation of gangs and territoriality. The new prisoner goes through hard time adjusting in such environment.
It’s essential to provide basic needs like health, sanitation, security, education, training. There are many prisoners that lacks legal knowledge, and their family are not very supportive, it takes them even longer to write an appeal and have to stay for longer period of time, this again leads to overcrowding .
This article and video talks about how difficult it gets to get these kinds of situation solved from that point of time and how this can be avoided by reviewing the each case and proving them with legal advising, counselling. While searching, I found out this is a common problem almost in every prison, in every part of the world. Lack of education, and unawareness of legal rights makes the situation even worse, which needs to be improved from the beginning.
Prisoner Fellowship – Benin ( Video) :http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Fqg-pa-enpU#!
Overcording Mexican Prison ( Video) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBORSzl3NxI