Prison Violence: Types, Causes & Statistics


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What is one of the main causes for drugs being brought into prison systems?

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1. What is the name of the item used for stabbings within a prison system?

2. A person who provides guards and prison staff with information is called a:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Prison violence can occur between inmates and even guards, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll need to be aware of statistics related to prison deaths and numbers of incarcerated individuals in order to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Causes of drugs in the prison systems
  • A weapon used for stabbings in prisons
  • Statistics on prison violence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about prison violence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name for a person who gives guards information
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about homicides and suicides in prisons

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Prison Violence: Types, Causes & Statistics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about prison violence
  • Understand the causes of prison violence
  • Differentiate between the types of prison violence