The Overcrowding of Prisons in the United States of America

Filip Stancel, Robin Dickheiwer, Jakob Kirkegaard Thomsen, Teagan Francisca Ana Sofia Riebe-Ehlert, Caroline Olsen & Herve Butoyi

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


Over the last decades, prison overcrowding has become a complicated and worrying problem for the U.S. Government. One in four of the worlds prisons lays in the home of America. in 2010, seven states were currently at 25 percent over their designed capacity. This paper displays the challenges of overcrowded prisons and how private prison systems emerged during the 1980s – The increase of crowded correctional facilities has put pressure on the federal government to seek solutions through policies and new ways of scaling down the incarceration. There has been a parallel increase in literature, both pro, and con, comparing the efficiency and effectiveness of private and public prisons. Merging political theory and comparative analysis, we present the correlation between the solutions for overcrowding and privatization. It showcases the government's attempt to reduce the overcrowding problem.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato31 maj 2018
Antal sider68
VejledereThorkil Casse