Double Bunking

posted by Brian Judge on Aug 16, 2011 in Prison TV Blog | 0 comments
Double Bunking

 By Ricky Atkinson:  As I listen to this bit of video I hear country music in the back ground. How do two or three guys listen to two or three different radio stations at once while double or tripled bunked? Prisoners are doubled bunked in solitary confinement for various prison infractions, one of which is not being able to get along in a double-bunked situation while in general population.  Years ago I had a fight with my own brother while doubled-bunked. If family cant get along in the confines of a small space how can “strangers” playing their country music, rap, rock n’ roll, snoring, farting, laughing at cartoons, yelling during sporting games, get along? For those of you who say “who cares, they’re only convicts”... there are as many prisoners in one American prison as all the federal prisons in Canada combined. The Canadian prison population is small enough that we have overcome the violent tension that double-bunking generates through sensible allocation of prison space, realistic parole availabilities, cascading to lower security institutions and more releases to community facilities. Are we not living in this one world? Together?  

 

 

 


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