How might this be applicable to a custody facility?

The Zimbardo experiment of the 1970’s was one of the experiments that spurred the creation of human-subjects review boards in colleges and universities. If the college men who knew the experiment was artificial succumbed to the temptation to inflict their will on the powerless, is it possible that the environment itself causes people to act in ways that they would not otherwise? How might this be applicable to a custody facility? Explain your position.