Prison overcrowding - THE CONSEQUENCES

-Brutal working and living conditions have brutal results-




EPSU FACT SHEET 2

Prison Action day 28 February 2008

The CONSEQUENCES of Prison Overcrowding in the EU



-# Greater risks of the spread of infectious diseases for prisoners and for prison staff
-# Greater risk of bullying, violence and suicides in prisons
-# Increased stress and isolation of prison staff
-# Prison Officers reduced to role of ‘enforcer' as space for rehabilitation programmes cut
-# High turnover of healthcare staff. Lack of experience means more security risks and more health risks
-# Increased risk as ‘brutalised prisoners' return to society

Interesting fact! In Scotland, the life expectancy of prison guards is 58 years-old, 15 years below the national average.

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-Brutal working and living conditions have brutal results-

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