Due to overcrowding, Fennelly explains how convicted fathers are constantly being moved into prisons far from their families, mainly because they do not seem to share that special bond a mother shares with her children; however, this is not always the case. Fennelly’s contribution of using Microsoft Ne... ... middle of paper ... ...Blues” discusses the challenges fathers face in keeping in touch with their children while in jail, Joanne Mariner’s “Deliberate Indifference” highlights the horrors of prison-rape conducted by male inmates. Despite whether one is a victim or a potential threat, or a good father or a bad father, each article shows the strength and courage a male must face in these harsh environments, and how his “masculinity” is ultimately determined by his will to survive. Works Cited Bernstein, Nell. "Relocation Blues."
Arditti and Parkman (2011) stated that when there is a lack of maturity and family dependence there will be a repeat of criminal involvement. Inmates without the right support find themselves having a hard time adjusting to society after being incarcerated. Without the right help they will return to prison. Having support is a must, it can be hard on family members who have other dependents and people to take care of. Families also have household responsibilities that are ongoing once the inmate returns from incarceration.
With the higher rates of incarceration, many children are faced with these problems. Many children feel that they are facing these problems alone when in fact there are many who devote their lives to helping them and making sure that they succeed. While parents are incarcerated, children are affected by many things. These things can cause short and long term affects on their life. Some of the major effects that are seen on children is the economic decline,…………… The majority of the time when a parent is in prison, it is the father.
Some ex-convicts face rejection by family members due to their negative figure portrayed by their former mistakes. They are also faced with society, social connections and expectation upon release challenges, as expectations for returning to a life of normalcy are not always realistic due to the society structural changes and technology changes that have occurred in their absence (Welfare Reform, 110). This is more true to inmates who have served long periods in prison. Other challenges faced by former prisoners includes; collateral consequences like lack of food stamps and inability to
And when they leave the prison, they will be faced with many hardships because of the stigma surrounded by incarceration struggling to find work and successfully live on their own. People don’t want to hire ex-cons, and by not giving them the opportunity to work in a particular area that they may have learned about in prison, they are forced back into old habits. Since old habits most likely include illegal activities, an incarcerated individual may be incarcerated again, and thus return to the Juvenile center or even worse an actual prison.
Recidivism is when a person who is released from prison and later in life relapses into a criminal behavior. They have been in prison more than once and keep going back to prison for another crime or reoffends such as a parole violation. The main reasons they go back are drugs, trouble finding employment, and being associated with criminal behavior. Released prisoners feel like society is just judging them because of their past. People do not want to hire them because of their background, thus causing them to have no money and not being able to financially support their family.
Facing each new day with the fear that your life could be taken away in a second, by one of many acts of gang violence, leaves the residents feeling hopelessly insecure. Throughout the book, Lafeyette and Pharoah voice a strong desire to get out of the projects. However, a solution as to how this might be accomplished is never discussed. The family is dependent on welfare, so there is no extra money to be saved for alternative residence. For the time being, Lafeyette and Pharoah make a conscious decision to lay low and keep away form gangs and drugs so they do not become a part of the life that keeps them down.
There are many issues, both ethical and moral, concerning how correctional officers treat inmates, whether they receive the proper medical attention, and how extensive incarceration sentences affect their mental state. These issues that inmates face have been a problem for several decades now. Most citizens do not even take the time to find out what inmates deal with on a daily basis. Once a person is imprisoned, people think they are where they belong and do not care how they are treated in prison. For the most part this is true, but it does not mean that an inmate does not deserve fair treatment and not to have their basic rights as an American citizen infringed upon.
Researcher Milford suggest, when working with members of the LBGT community, as social workers we need to acknowledge the vast discrimination this group of individuals has faced as well as, how it has impacted and shaped their life. (2015). As social worker’s it is vital we have an understanding of – aging, sexual orientation, and gender identity. According to an article written by a group of professional social workers, incoming helpers need to understand the client system and how a firm understanding can only be understood through its environment (Goldsen, Ellis, Goldsen, Emlet, & Hooyman, 2014). These professionals suggest this population of individuals receive treatment within their own families, groups, and
The attempt fails, and the two are left paralyzed. Now Ethan's wife must care for the two for the rest of their lives. There were many themes found in Ethan Frome, but the greatest of them all is loneliness and isolation. In college Ethan acquired the nickname "Old Stiff" because he rarely went out with the boys. Once he returned to the farm to care for his parents, he couldn't go out with them even if he wanted to.