It's fairly common knowledge that the prison system is broken as shit. So I offer various ideas on how prison should be managed and operated.
-Prison should be set in more distinct levels, that is there should be different prisons, or rather different sections of prisons should be resevered for different kinds of prisoners. For example have sections of prison for rapists, another section for those who murder out of passion, another for those who pre-meditate murder, another for drug related crims, etc.
-Prisoners should not be grouped in the same rooms with each other. Prison riots and prison rape, along with people getting killed in prison, are a serious problem. Therefore each prisoner should have one cell to themselves. They should also have windows (strongly protected ones) than they can use to talk with the prisoners in cells next to them, as some would see solitary confinment as cruel (nevermind that prison itself is cruel next to solitray confinment).
-In addition prisoners should not be roaming amonst each other in open squares either; all walking and physical like activities should be managed within their cells or in more closely in better monitered quarters.
-Punishments should go beyond X years in prison, rather other methods of punishing should be implemented so that the criminal can learn of the wrongs that they did.
-Drugs should be legalized, there's no damn reason why smoking a joint should have me removed from being a functioning member of society. Instead drug addicts who have problems should be sent to treatment centers, and prisons will be a lot less overcrowded.
-The key should be rehabilition for some or those who need it, and punishment for others. Or in some cases both. It all depends on what each individual criminal did, why they did it, etc. All verdicts should be dealt with by a case by case basis.
If anyone else has any ideas on how to make a better prison please feel free to share. The goal to this debate is to try and create something better than what we have currently.