‘Negative’ Prison Culture Puts Communities at Risk, Report Warns
The Crime Report
September 22, 2017

“Prisons that foster a ‘culture of negativity’ for both inmates and correctional workers make our communities less safe, warns a study of a Delaware prison revolt that took the life of a correctional officer earlier this year.

“The report, an analysis conducted by the Police Foundation of the February 2017 hostage-taking incident at Delaware’s James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, argued that corrections officials must take more seriously their “core” role in avoiding the high rates of recidivism that contribute to mass incarceration in the U.S.”

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