prison complex, which shared ideas of the individualistic philosophy that came along with the expansion (Pathological). This form of punishment is still used today to keep violent inmates away from the general population, protect inmates who are believed to be at risk, and punish individuals who violate prison rules. Soon after these facilities were established physicians began researching the effects of solitary confinement on the human brain and reported a pattern of symptoms that they later labeled as prison psychosis, which is caused by prolonged exposure to isolation lacking natural light, proper ventilation, and human contact (Public). Unfortunately, some inmates who are exposed to solitary become so damaged that they become a threat to correctional officers and other inmates when they are released back into the general prison population. Furthermore, psychiatrists, activists, and some correctional officers have stated that the intense isolation of solitary is producing inmates who are uncontrollable and sometimes violently deranged (Abramsky).
Instead of learning how to reform their thinking/behavior and change their lifestyles, many offenders adopt dangerous behaviors in order to cope in a toxic prison culture of violence, gang activity and idleness. (change.org, 2015) This same behavior they adapt to in prison they bring outside once released. The criminals that are non-violent becomes violent
(American Journal of Public Health, June 2013) A State prison in Elmira, New York the population is 1,775 inmates where 50% are African Americans, 32% are Hispanics and the remaining inmates are white. These minority groups make up less than one-fourth of the state's population in the state of New York. Claudette Spencer a lawyer for the African American and Hispanic inmates states “That African Americans and Hispanic inmates at the prison were punished twice as often as white inmates and that means minority inmates have to spend more time in prison waiting to be paroled”. (Tabor, Mary B W. New York Times, Late Edition (East Coast) [New York, N.Y] 03 Oct 1991) Some of the judicial systems and l... ... middle of paper ... ...y fraternity finds a new seller and starts over and the prison system continues to grow from the sellers. In this day and age society is so not fair to minorities.
Adolescent suicide is now responsible for more deaths in youths aged fifteen to nineteen than cardiovascular disease or cancer. Recent studies have shown that greater than twenty percent of adolescents in the general population have emotional problems and one-third of adolescents attending psychiatric clinics suffer from depression. Despite this, depression in this age group is greatly under diagnosed, leading to serious difficulties in school, work, and personal adjustment, which often continue into adulthood. Depression presents in adolescents with essentially the same symptoms as in adults; however, some clinical shrewdness may be required to translate the teenagers? symptoms into adult terms.
Prisoners in portrayal of society are treated as outcast and are often forgotten- they need to be kept away from the society. It is vital to understand the purpose of prison and what they are trying to achieve and compare their actions to the re-offending rates as they are the perfect example to prove if the prison system works. However, studies about prisoners mainly focus on the effects prison has on them and how it affects society. There is luck of research actually looking at the prisoner experiences inside the prison and what issues they face. The Human Rights, including sexual abuse, are very common in US, and the number of victims inside the prison is dramatic.
Inner Isolation Isolation, a state of alienation often enforced to protect one’s self from any unwanted persons and/or societal functions. This protective barrier otherwise known as isolation is usually established when one has not yet resolved their own inner conflicts and is instead accusing society and its members. Isolation is not only a physical state, but a state of mind that can severely impact one’s mentality. In recent years, a professor from the University of Chicago centered his attention on examining the minds of the socially isolated. While conducting multiple cerebral experiments, the professor along with his colleagues discovered that “The brains of lonely people react differently than those with strong social networks.” The human mind is created in a peculiar way, to therefore experience regular communication with others, to be able to share ideas and ultimately create strong social connections.
Rios believes that social control uses “metaphors from the criminal justice system” to prevent criminal activity and to solve everyday problems. For example, there are a lot of laws that go against the homeless which regulates control over them. Laws that prohibit them from sleeping on benches to asking people for money or food is illegal and punishable. Social control is like a decoy to get rid of the people who are unfortunate. By examining the number of colored people that are being used as profit for prisons
To affectively combat the negative connotations of the supermax facilities, a reform is necessary. Total confinement in supermax facilities has lasting negative effects on inmates and can potentially produce worse individuals for society. Segregation among dangerous inmates and the general prison population should be sought after, although total confinement is not the answer. Inmates that are classified as ‘the worst of the worst’ should be administered into programs of rehabilitation, especially focusing on good morale and principles of ethics. Instead, these inmates are stripped of these trainings and dehumanized.
They must have knowledge about their rights because knowing what is lawful eliminates unruliness. Forensic psychology helps in understanding human behavior and relating it to law. This discipline is essential in everyday life. Adopting to prison life is a traumatic experience. Individuals find it difficult to adapt to this life, especially first offenders.
Tradition is an answer to how peoples live their lives. For many it is a social norm, how they have lived culturally for several generations. Despite the significance of tradition in many societies, it’ can still be very harmful to the people involved. Tradition doesn’t necessarily have to have a positive feature for many folks. In the end tradition could cause more harm than it is meant for good.