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Maintaining a safe and secure facility – for the officers, for the inmates and for the communities that we live in - is hard enough. Nobody should be forced to rely on dedicated correctional staff for their medical wellbeing. And those officers shouldn't be distributing critical medications without the proper training they are asking for.  

When New York was facing a prison overcrowding crisis in the 1980s and 1990s, every place that could house an inmate was under consideration. One of the quickest solutions is one we are still dealing with today - squeezing more inmates into a space than it was originally designed to hold. The practice, and consequences, of double bunking continues to this day even though it is no longer needed.