Prisoners are people too, right?

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As prisoners are punished and sentenced to years in jail, the terrible conditions of prisons leave those arrested to suffer more. Prisons have become extremely crowded, creating an environment where prisoners cannot better themselves. Prisoners also have to live in an isolated and confined environment. although the overcrowding is an issue Countless prisons have numerous flaws, including poor sanitary conditions, inadequate lighting and ventilation, and extremes of temperature. These problems continue with insect and rodent infestation and insufficient or non- existent personal hygiene supplies and these horrible conditions are an issue of overcrowding. Overcrowding is able to destroy a prisoner’s chance to develop a better judgement as it comprises the effectiveness of rehabilitation programs and recreational activities.Along with related problems like a lack of privacy, it can cause or intensify mental health issues, leading to rates of violence, self-harm and suicide. These conditions may only make prisoners more angry, thus having a negative impact on their mental and physical health. As people are deprived of their rights in these institutions, states have an obligation to care for these prisoners. Overcrowding tests a prison’s ability to meet basic human needs, such as healthcare, food, and accommodate prisoners accordingly. However, many prisoners face dehumanization while in prisons as they are denied the chance to change their incorrect ways. Sign this petition to help fight for the humane rights and living conditions that prisoners deserve to be given.

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