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Discussion of current problems faced by prison administrators

Today's prison administrator is faced with a fascinating array of challenges. What are some of the contemporary challenges facing the prison administrator today? How would you recommend that the administrator address these problems?

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Any administrative or management position in prison is likely to be very challenging and frustrating. Prisons are complex organizations that face several challenges. Here are three you should note:
1) They have to operate in a cost-effective manner.
2) The staff are far outnumbered by the inmates.
3) There is an endless stream of violent and dangerous inmates.

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Challenges for administrative or management positions in prison are listed.