Do conditions in Missouri prisons need to improve?
The incarcerated already get to much. If anything the Officers that work the prisons need better compensation.Reply
Most prisoners have committed numerous felonies before they were sent to prison. They won't change, they don't deserve a nicer place. Many wonderful senior citizens can't afford A/C for their homes. Remove cable tv, weight rooms and gyms from prisons. Prison should be very unpleasant.Reply
We still have five open that we were told to close years ago, so yes they need to be improved. It's bad enough that we are mearly warehousing Offenders instead of teaching them a trade to benefit Society.Reply
As an officer of doc, some of the prisons are in serious need of repairs or improvements. No ac in heat of summer is unbearable. Temps in mid 90s where officers sit. Worse in some prison cells. Most officers don't get ac. Yet ALL non custody, secretaries, case managers do.Reply
Because they are human beings.Reply
My son is incarcerated at SCCC in Licking Mo, he has been denied food, medical treatment, the correctional officers broke his TV and have denied visits. The prison has mice and roaches. The food is cold. He's lost 80 lbs in 1 7 months. They don't offer GED classes. They denied him spiritual booksReply
All prisons should be air conditioned for the safety of the officers. Prisoners who are in sweltering heat are more prone to get into fights and attack officers. And the pay of corrections officers needs to be raised so that DOC can retain staff.Reply