Double Bunking

posted by Brian Judge on Feb 04, 2011 in Prison TV Blog | 0 comments
Double Bunking

Move bunk beds into your washroom and spend the weekend there with a total stranger. That’s how most prisoners describe double bunking. There's been a lot of news about the CSC plan to build thousands of additional prison cells even as the crime rate continues to fall. Commissioner's Directive 550, identifies single cells as the most desirable and appropriate method of housing offenders. CSC’s current policy reflects a belief that double bunking (one cell designed for one inmate occupied by two) is inappropriate as a permanent accommodation measure within the context of good corrections. The concern is that forecasted increases resulting from the passing of the Tackling Violent Crime Act and the Truth in Sentencing Act, and normal growth projections will exert great pressure on current capacities to accommodate prisoners. It seems logical that CSC will be forced to increase the level of double bunking in turn creating an increased in the level of tension in prisons.  

 


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