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commission on safety and abuse in america s prisons

what happens inside jails and prisons does not stay inside jails and prisons. it m m                ’ . W    k     u, u, uu,  um,     m  m. W mu    u   m   bu    g g  , bu bu  fu  , ,    u .

T  u     U S  u 2.2 m. O  u   , 3.5 m   m    ,  95   m u u  u mmu. Axm 750,000 m  m k  U.S.        . T U S  m  60 b  u  . M      m m  u   A-Am  L gb,   b   mmu             . I     m   ub qu  m   m,  m  g g.

Sm      u     mm u   m. W  gm  m  b, bu         b mz b  , bu b ,  g b . W mu mmb  u        u m,   m .

T   5,000 u      U S—  x k. Sm  m  ug  b ug,    ug  kg   ub’ .  u,    m  mu   , gg ,  u  x  b , gu ,  k  b ,      bm. Sg  bm k   . Bu         u b m   m         b u  mk  g bu  ub   ub . T g  mm u b,  x   ugu  g   , -   m g bm g     m    mu u.

I. Conditions of Confinement
1.1. violence
Finding: Violence remains a serious problem in America’s prisons and jails.
T  ubg   u u      m U.S.  
. C    Cmm bu  -   bg u. Fm
Summary of Findings
and Recommendations
summary of findings and recommendations

 u gg , , bg b ,    g ,    g  umg -. Fm F W R MA b m gu   g  “g qu”  bu   m  . A  Fbu, 2006,   Cmm  g  L Ag    g, m   u -   kg     L Ag Cu ,       b  . A  g, C  S Rk Hkm   Cmm: “Qu k,      u       u.”

Finding: We know which conditions in correctional facilities fuel violence and, therefore,
how to prevent violence.

V  bu   b. E       m    . A D S,    P L O  C,   Cmm: “P ’   b  gu      . T uu  u  u       u    m. A  u g  uu, u  u  .”

T m    m   m         -
, g  g     m   u  . Sm,

  mm  m  . Bu bu mk  u ug  gmmg,    g   uu. Hg uu gm    u mu  -       m   . Ru m  Zgb I    A, 2006,   ub’ u  g ub  ug b gmmg: 87 -   Am  b       um .

D bu   u     u m    mu m  . A - m  b-    b k u  mg m. S     u     ggg   ugu  . Y  b   u m    mm u  u.

g  mg -u      f  u bu  u  x u     k b . Su gu   m g  g u   , ASER gu,      u u u  u x. Fm g u   x  m, S M,   Cmm      u   “ k” , b      m.

F,    m  mmu  m       m  ug . Uu,   b m    —  uu  m     m —mk    m  . T   b  mg  b      g    m m  —mu g     — k  x   m.

prevent violence: recommendations
. Reduce crowding. States and localities must com-

mit to eliminating the crowded conditions that exist in many of the country’s prisons and jails and work with corrections administrators to set and meet reason- able limits on the number of prisoners that facilities can safely house.

. Promote productivity and rehabilitation. Invest in
programs that are proven to reduce violence and to
change behavior over the long term.
3. Use objective classication and direct supervision.
Incorporate violence prevention in every facility’s fun-
damental classication and supervision procedures.
4. Use force and non-lethal weaponry only as a last
resort. Dramatically reduce the use of non-lethal

weapons, restraints, and physical force by using non- forceful responses whenever possible, restricting the use of weaponry to qualied staff, and eliminating the use of restraints except when necessary to pre- vent serious injury to self or others.

5. Employ surveillance technology. Make good use
of recording surveillance cameras to monitor the cor-
rectional environment.
6. Support community and family bonds.Reexam-

ine where prisons are located and where prisoners are assigned, encourage visitation, and implement phone call reform.

commission on safety and abuse in america s prisons3
Finding: We need more reliable measures of violence behind bars than we have today.

D bu    g    m  u, bu     qu b  bu  mu g u  - . T  -       g  g m bu u: F xm, Ak, N Dk,  Su Dk   z u mg      2000. I- u ugg  u    mg      m g     b m  u. Equ ubg,     mu  -    b  g ,   gm  x u   . C     Buu  Ju S A Bk   Cmm, “I  mu     u ug m-     x .”

1.. edical care
Finding: High rates of disease and illness among prisoners, coupled
with inadequate funding for correctional health care, endanger pris-
oners, staff, and the public.

Mu   ub m      u,     m . I  x    ,   u m  m  ,     g. L u,     u  u- bu,  C,  HIV   u m, gb,  mmu.

A  u  , ub bu,      ,    gu  mu    g Am. E , m  .5 m    m    - g  -g gu . A  350,000    u m . Pg ub   ub , ug um ug,  mg     u  -   qu u, g qu   .

Uu, m  m   u  . T      k u  g bug    u-  m mmu -   ub  u. Cug  g  u  C, D. J G   Cmm, “T    u   u        .” Au  u, m   g       k    bu   m  qu      mmu. T ub      b  g-m    k  u.

Finding: Medical neglect and the spread of infectious disease are
not inevitable; there are solutions to the health-care dilemmas fac-
ing corrections.
C    mu u   
           ub . Bu
provide health care that protects
everyone: recommendations
. Partner with health providers from the commu-
nity. Departments of corrections and health provid-

ers from the community should join together in the common project of delivering high-quality health care that protects prisoners and the public.

. Build real partnerships within facilities.Correc-

tions administrators and ofcers must develop col- laborative working relationships with those who pro- vide health care to prisoners.

3. Commit to caring for persons with mental illness.

Legislators and executive branch ofcials, including corrections administrators, need to commit adequate resources to identify and treat mentally ill prisoners and, simultaneously, to reduce the number of people with mental illness in prisons and jails.

4. Screen, test, and treat for infectious disease.Every

U.S. prison and jail should screen, test, and treat for in- fectious diseases under the oversight of public health authorities and in compliance with national guidelines and ensure continuity of care upon release.

5. End co-payments for medical care. State legisla-
tures should revoke existing laws that authorize pris-
oner co-payments for medical care.
6. Extend Medicaid and Medicare to eligible pris-
oners. Congress should change the Medicaid and

Medicare rules so that correctional facilities can re- ceive federal funds to help cover the costs of provid- ing health care to eligible prisoners. Until Congress acts, states should ensure that benets are available to people immediately upon release.

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