Updated: Oct 28, 2022
Prison should be an institution of punishment and preparation for those who will one day be released.
American prisons today are violent, dangerous places where a prisoner could be murdered, raped, assaulted or extorted. Those are what I know of.
Nowhere in the Constitution or any State law, says that being raped or murdered in prison, while confined is part of their sentence.
Gangs run prisons and divide prisons as they did on the streets. Prison gangs have become the most severe danger to staff and other prisoners.
Prison guards are human beings who have, doubt, worry and fear as do we all. In the confined environment of a prison. Guards can be threatened, coerced, or even choose to commit criminal acts with prisoners as accessories or partners.