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War on Drugs and Prison Overcrowding

If you can, could you please help providing details on a paper on the crowding effect the war on drugs has had on correctional organizations in New York. Please include three workable solutions to the situation and substantiate your solutions with appropriate facts and figures.

Thank you kindly in advance for your help

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The New York's Department of Corrections is facing a serious overcrowding problem. According to 2007 to 2008 figures, it had an annual budget of $2.5 billion an annual cost per inmate of $40,221. There were 67 facilities, the number of personnel was 30,000 and those incarcerated under the jurisdiction of New York Department of Correction were 60,000. Some sources of the overcrowding include the elimination of the 334 Correctional Officer positions, the closing down of three correctional camps and seven prison annexes, and operating the correctional ...

Solution Summary

The impact of police action to reduce drug abuse on New York prisons is discussed step-by-step in this solution. The response also has the sources used.