If he does raise his head or talk to other captives he is beaten. I believe that it is dehumanization and isolation because the guards are taking away who the men are but they are also isolating them from others and the normal world that they are used to and comfortable with. Another example of Louie and other Americans in captivity being forced to seem invisible is when they are beaten for doing almost anything, “Beatings are almost constant. Mean were beaten for virtually anything: folding their arms, cleaning their teeth, talking in their sleep, and most often, for not understanding orders issued in Japanese.” (Hillenbrand 149). They are being beaten and made fun of.
Sure, they could choose not to cooperate in the gang life, but where does that leave them? Then they will become the targets with no defense. The pressure to become accepted is so important in prison survival, that some inmates will throw away their morals just to protect themselves. Prison officials often condone the promotion of racial segregation. If one person of a specific race was found suspicious, they have the right to lock down every person of the same nationality.
The role of the prison is to contain criminals, not to torture or humiliate them. Being sent to prison with LWOP is already a harsh punishment because they will no longer be able to integrate with society ever again. When the court sentences a person to life in prison, what does that mean? Is the court punishing them by sentencing the felon to be humiliated, tortured, and raped? If not, the judge should just say the punishment instead of people assuming that it includes torture and humiliation.
On one of the official websites of the Stanford Prison Experiment that Zimbardo kept it up to date, shared in his story. …Prisoner #8612 began suffering from acute emotional disturbance, disorganized thinking, uncontrollable crying, and rage. In spite of all of this, we had already come to think so much like prison authorities that we thought he was trying to "con" us – to fool us into releasing him. This prisoner just wanted out because he couldn’t handle the psychological and physical abuse. You would think if you wanted out of an experiment then you should be able to walk out without trying to fight and plead your case on why they should release you.
Now sure, the Stanford prison guards didn’t go that far as the torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib but the torture and abuse towards the prisoners became worse by the day indicating they could have gone as far as Abu Ghraib. However, in both cases there are unusual punishments and cruelty. This was due to the authority allowing it, ordering it, just didn’t care or didn’t know. Like the Stanford Prison Experiment, Zimbardo didn’t do anything to stop the abuses at the mock prison but allowed it. In both cases for humiliation, the guards forced the prisoners to strip naked for the guards’ enjoyment.
'; (De Vitis, 106) It is because of this meaningless life that Alex chooses to rebel against his society, committing so many brutal acts of violence that he soon becomes desensitized to the horror he is creating. When questioned by his correctional officer as to why he acts this way, Alex replies “…badness is of the self, the one, the you or me. They of the government and the judges and the schools cannot allow badness because they cannot allow they self… what I do, I do because I like to do it. (Burgess, 34) Alex fully Bisson 2 realizes that the controlled society he lives is one that tries to eliminate all individuality. This causes him to act out in violence against authority as a means o... ... middle of paper ... ... since it is the only way he will be allowed to remain true to himself.
Parents begin to fear even their children, who are capable of landing them in jail. This establishes relationships built on distrust, further distancing people and disabling the ability to form social bonds. This is best portrayed in the scene where Winston visits his neighbors, the Parsons. Mrs. Parsons is visibly shaken the whole time, as her children keep a watchful eye over their conversation. It seems ridiculous to fear children, especially your own children, but as the kids had their own father thrown into jail, it makes sense for Mrs. Parsons to feel afraid and distanced from her children.
What is parole, something that has power over a person's hardened character? "Correctional facility" is a lie. Where is the "correctional" influence in storing bodies for a period of time? Prisons are deprivation units. It's sad, but because of the hostilities within the prison environment, many prisoners are deprived of emotional stimulation, except for fear, anger and hate.
I don’t think any of the inmates wanted this man to die. A neutral observer would have seen an abuse of power from the guards and a large amount of scared inmates. This scene affected me by making me feel uncomfortable; although I can’t stop it, I realized what happened to that inmate can easily happen to anyone in prison and it’s the guards word over the inmates. Within the prison system there is most likely a great amount abuse of power, between almost everyone in there and it upsets me to think about it. Observa... ... middle of paper ... ...ment.
He doesn’t listen to any explanation and allowed his guards to beat prisoners usually with no good reason. He was doing illegal things in imprisonment and instill inside out program for his own benefits by forcefully taking work by the prisoners. When tommy came to meet Norton to tell the truth of Andy’s wife murder he ordered to Hadley to shot the tommy