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Michael Dougherty Diary : A Prisoner Of War

- ... He writes, “allowed to rot, starve, and be overrun with vermin, perish in the cold, breath stifling, tainted atmosphere, no space allowed for us to rest by day, and lying down at night wormed and dove-tailed together like so many fish in a basket.” I am sure that he could have gone on about the terrible condition he and his man had to bare. Stipped of all of their money and belongings they endured the cruelty of the confederates. After the confederates search and take everything that they find, Michael starts his daily journal of survival....   [tags: Prison, The Prisoner, Confederate States Army]

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry potter and the prisoner of Azkaban is an excellent book. Out of ten stars I would rate this one an eight because it was to short. Once you get into it and finish it. It seems so short, because it is so interesting. Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban starts out with a bang. In the beginning Sirius black a Man accused of thirteen murders in one night escapes from Azkaban.( A wizard prison guarded to the tee by dementors, deadly spirits that feast on anything happy....   [tags: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Summary and Evaluation Summary: The book “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” is the third book in the series about Harry Potter. In this book, Harry is in his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Prisoner of Azkaban in this book is Sirius Black, who everyone believes is responsible for killing 13 muggles (non-wizards). They also believe he told Voldemort where Lilly and James Potter were hiding. Azkaban is a prison where evil wizards are jailed....   [tags: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]

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The Rights of a Prisoner

- ... Inmates are still afforded many rights such as the First Amendment- free speech, and freedom of religion. Although, one of the less thought of by society, the Constitution guarantees prisoners the right of meaningful access to courts, and prison officials may not retaliate against prisoners who exercise their right of access. In Bounds v. Smith, the Supreme Court held that the right of access imposes an affirmative duty on prison officials to assist inmates in preparing and filing legal papers, either by establishing and adequate law library or by providing adequate assistance from persons trained in the law....   [tags: incarceration, court, inmate]

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Alcatraz Would Continue as a Prisoner but Under a Different Control

- The military prisoners that were on Alcatraz at the time would build the new military prison from 1909 through 1911. The new cell house was equipped with 600 cells, “…a hospital, a mess hall, and other prison buildings” (history.com). Research around this subject states, that when the prison was completed it was the world’s largest reinforced building (NPS). The Alcatraz lighthouse’s view of the Golden Gate Bridge was blocked during the construction of the cell house, “[the] beacon became obsolete” (history.com)....   [tags: native americans, prison, military prisoners]

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The Prisoner. A Fragment by Emily Bronte

- At the start of the nineteenth century, religion and science coexisted as one. The idea behind the creation of man and nature was seen as the work of God, thus the issue of religion and science were one in the same. As the Victorian era progressed, there was an emergence of scientific thinkers that began to question the creation and miracles of God, which in turn led to turmoil within the Victorian society. What Victorian society had was a constant clashing of ideals between the emerging science group and the religious believers....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Religious Strength : ' Prisoner Of Tehran '

- ... Fuelling a fire inside of their hearts to fight for social justice. As for Marina, her disagreement with the government was discovered, thus finding herself in a much-compromised situation for many years as a prisoner. Religious freedom is a very contentious concern in the 21st century. Despite the efforts of many societies across the world to promote interpersonal liberty with regard to religion, dark forces have emerged from various regions with equal vigour, seeking to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of the world....   [tags: Religion, Faith, God, Belief]

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The Effects of Gender on Prisoner Interactions

- In the past prisoners, both male and females, were simply treated as slaves of the state. Wardens had the freedom and discretion to maintain prisons as they wanted. This meant there was no outside interference. That definition for prisoners was derived in the case Ruffin v. Commonwealth (1871). The Supreme Court decided that forfeiting liberties and personal rights were consequences of the crime committed. Prisoners were viewed as slaves. In addition, losing citizenship rights meant losing the ability to complain about living conditions (Peak, 2010)....   [tags: Gender Studies ]

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

- Dementors appear to Harry Potter and his friends four times in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and each time they strike fear into the hearts and minds of every character who observes them. “Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them. Even Muggles feel their presence, though they can’t see them” (Rowling 187). These frightening creatures, the dementors, induce not only fear but also leave a strange chilling breeze behind them....   [tags: Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling]

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The Importance of Faith in "Prisoner of Tehran"

- In popular culture a person is admired for having the quality of doing what is right and the ability to overcome any obstacles. In works of fiction these people usually end up fighting violence with violence until they defeat their adversaries. Real life is much more different. In the book Prisoner of Tehran, when Marina is only sixteen years old she is arrested, imprisoned, and tortured. Her life is filled with great sorrows and tragedies that would crush the spirit of most people, but Marian is able to endure these hardships....   [tags: culture, religion, god, personal experience]

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Prisoner's Rights in International Law

- “Prisoner’s Rights In International Law” I. Introduction: History of Rights for Prisoners Imprisonment, or the forcible confinement of a person, has been a long standing practice and tradition in the world’s history (Roberts). Dating as far back as 400 B.C., prisons have held a variety of meanings and served a wide array of functions, but in its fundamental use, prisons are intended to supplement the rise of a state as a form of social organization (Roberts). The most common use of prisons is as a supplement to a state’s justice system, in which individuals found guilty and convicted of crimes are sent for a set period of incarceration (Roberts)....   [tags: state sovereignty, international relations]

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Prisoner Abuse at Abu Ghriab

- Prisoner Abuse at Abu Ghraib (2) The number of incidences of torture on prime-time network television shows from 1995 to 2002 was 110; from 2002 to 2005 the number of torture showings on TV shows: 624. (http://tinyurl.com/4ek9ayz). According to the Parents Television Council the statistics of torture being shown on network TV shows have increased drastically since 2002, right before the United States took over the Iraqi prison of Abu Ghraib and the abuses began. The United States was found guilty for many salacious abuses at the Iraqi prison of Abu Ghraib, caused by lack of firm command and nationwide fear; however in years since steps have been taken to make sure it does not reoccur....   [tags: Human Rights]

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Nelson Mandela Prisoner to Freedom

- ... Through bribery, the guards would often sneak in paper, books, and newspapers to trade with prisoners. If caught the prisoners would spend anywhere from a day to many months in an isolation cell; a painful period where they would go days without food. “In early years, isolation became a habit” (Long Walk to Freedom). After many years, Mandela decided that “instead of embracing hatred and bitterness, he [would use his] time in prison to look inward and focus on changing himself” (Oprah.com)....   [tags: south africa, oppression, government]

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Understanding The Prisoner’s Dilemma

- Such is the complexity of politics that one simple metaphor could not be applied to make all conflicts understandable however the Prisoners dilemma does help explain the nature of some affairs. While it may not be a straightforward application of the metaphor, aspects can be used to offer some explanation of tactics used by either side. The Prisoner’s Dilemma refers to the zero sum game involving cooperating and not cooperating as to get the best possible results for ones interests. A zero sum game as defined by the oxford dictionary is “a game or situation in which whatever is gained by one side is lost by the other”....   [tags: politics, criminal, crime, conflict]

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Analysis Of The Letter ' A Prisoner Of Christ Jesus '

- 1Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker— The letter’s opening is friendly and personable despite the fact that Paul wrote this letter in prison. The book of Philemon, unlike some of the other Pauline epistles, was written to a specific person whom Paul appeared to be very fond of. 2also to Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier—and to the church that meets in your home: Though the letter appears to be intended for Philemon, two others are addressed by name: Archippus and Apphia....   [tags: New Testament, Jesus, Epistle to Philemon, Christ]

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Part A- Prisoner 's Right For Vote

- ... While African-Americans comprise approximately 12% of the United States population, they comprise 36% of the population that has lost the right to vote due to a criminal conviction. Many felon disenfranchisement statutes that were enacted and/or enforced after the Civil War were imposed with the express purpose of preventing African-Americans from voting. Does this mean that felon disenfranchisement today has some sort of racially biased motive. I guess that is a matter of opinion. Yes, a large percentage of the disenfranchised population is African- American, but that also means that a large percentage of felons are African- Americans....   [tags: Prison, Criminal law, Recidivism, Felony]

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Prisoner

- The courage and human compassionate that Daru showed towards the Arab prisoner is commendable on all levels. Some people might have considered Daru justified in neglecting and even abusing the prisoner. Instead he treats the man as a guest. He provides him with adequate food and shelter and even comfortable amenities. The two men live in friendly cohabitation for the prisoner's entire stay at Daru's house. One would assume that the prisoner was reasonably terrified at his capture and was extremely uncomfortable being away from his home and his family....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ghost of a Confederate Prisoner of War

- Ghost of a Confederate Prisoner of War “Home. I want to go home,” the story begins of a Confederate prisoner of war. A friend’s grandmother, age 76 and a worker at the historic society, tells a story of Point Lookout. During the Civil War, the Union had a prison for captured Confederate soldiers near Point Lookout. With a warm and friendly voice that shows the sign of age, the storyteller joyfully recollects the story. She has the tale in book, but recalls it from memory. She knows the story so well that one could hardly tell it was not being read word for word....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]

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Lord Byron's The Prisoner of Chillon

- Lord Byron’s poetic work “The Prisoner of Chillon” tells the struggle between a person’s ending their suffering and accepting it rather than holding on to the hope of freedom. The author uses symbols to represent the immediate end of suffering, acceptance of defeat, and succumbing to torture in competition with hope, strength, and faith in eventual freedom. The symbolism of the chains represents the prisoners’ bondage. When the eldest of the prisoner’s younger brothers died, the chains were removed and his body was given partial freedom....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Analysis Of Jonathan Lingston Seagull And The Free Prisoner

- ... Though Jonathan saw other purposes for flying, which were to fly higher, faster and to see further. When Jonathan is out casted from his flock, he came across two other seagulls like himself. Both saying to him “We’ve come to take you higher, to take you home” (Bach 53). Meaning to take him to another place where there are other seagulls like him, who love to fly high and fast. For Christianity being with others who are on the same journey tend to make spreading the word more appealing. In the story The Myth of The Cave the free prisoner had experienced a religious awakening too, in a similar but different way than Jonathan did....   [tags: Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach, Prison]

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is the third book in the trilogy of J. K. Rowlings other Harry Potter books, though she is coming out with four more books in the coming years. Just to quickly run through the two previous books; Harry Potter is a wizard, who’s parents were killed by the worst dark wizard ever known. The reason why Harry Potter is still around, is because Lord Voldemort failed to kill Harry. His spell hit Harry, but then backfired on Voldemort taking all of his powers with him....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hobbes, Conatus and the Prisoner's Dilemma

- Hobbes, Conatus and the Prisoner's Dilemma ABSTRACT: I want to show the importance of the notion of conatus (endeavor) for Hobbes' political philosophy. According to Hobbes, all motion of bodies consists of elementary motions he called 'endeavors.' They are motions 'made in less space and time than can be given,' and they obey the law of persistence or inertia. A body strives to preserve its state and resist the causal power of other bodies. I call this the conatus-principle. Hobbes' argument for social contract and sovereign is based essentially on this model....   [tags: Philosophy Essays]

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The Stanford Prison Experiment - Choosing to Remain A Prisoner

- Allowing & Choosing to be a Prisoner The Stanford Prison Experiment was a great example of how people can become imprisoned by accepting the roles others assigned to them. Also, some of them remained prisoners because they did not want to be scrutinized by the other participants for trying to be different. Furthermore, the experiment demonstrated how people will go along with something even if they don’t want to. As children most of us are raised to respect others and listen to authority figures....   [tags: society, guard, participants]

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Question and Answers: Destructive Behaviors, Prisoner's Dilemma and GRIT

- 1. Describe how being in a crowd can lead people to engage in destructive behaviors When people join a large crowd, often they find themselves losing their individuality. Some people may feel a strong desire to conform to fit into the crowd (Changing Minds, 2013). People in crowds may undergo deindividuation, which is a loss of individual identity to gain the social identity of the group. This can result in a loss of the normal constraints that a person may have to guard against deviant behavior (Kassin, Fein, & Markus, 2010)....   [tags: large crowd, resource dilemma]

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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban By J. K. Rowling

- ... Harry faces most of his bullying issues from the Slytherin house, the archrival to the Griffindor house. Draco Malfoy, the prodigy of Slytherin and Harry’s nemesis, is constantly targeting Harry, whether it would be directly or otherwise. For example, Draco torments Harry after fainting in the presence of a dementor, literally saying, “Is it true you fainted. I mean, you actually fainted” (Rowling). Malfoy also tries his best to get Hagrid, the groundskeeper and current teacher, fired from his position....   [tags: Harry Potter]

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John Rambo: War Vet To Prisoner. First Blood

- In an age where Hollywood blockbusters mainly consist of remakes, sequels, mediocre comedies, action films focused more on computer-generated effects than more genuine effects, and horror films relying more on jump scares than suspense, I personally side with older films, particularly those released a couple of decades ago. When someone is asked about their favorite movie, many people's favorites will have been made in the 1980s, including Star Wars Episode V, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, and Die Hard....   [tags: Hollywood blockbusters, film analysis]

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Prisoner by Lucky Dube

- Perhaps the most influential revolutionary artist in Africa, Lucky Dube born Luckey Phillip Dube, was born in August 3rd 1964 in Ermelo a small town in Mpumalanga South Africa. He was named Luckey by his mother after several failed pregnancies. As a child, Dube worked as a Gardener and made little money to support his family. Realizing that, he decided to join school whereby he joined a choir. While at school he formed a music group which he named The Skyway Band. At age 18, he joined his cousin?s band, The Love Brothers, which played Zulu pop music Mbaqanga....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Creative Writing: A Day In The Life Of A Prisoner

- Ever wondered what it's like to be a prisoner. He may have done something wrong to end up there, but ever wondered how someone's life is, once they get put behind the bars. I opened my eyes and a yellow light on the ceiling greeted me with a bright stare. I rolled myself out of the bed with a slight groan and my back started complaining by cracking in different places like firecrackers. I can see the sun shining outside my cell but no warmth is being given in. The only warmth I get is from my 2cm sheet of "blanket"....   [tags: Creative Writing Essay]

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Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

- Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal I don't know if you heard but last week Ramona Africa spoke at Penn State University. She discussed the freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a so-called political prisoner. If you're from Philadelphia you're probably familiar with these individuals. Africa was a member of the MOVE organization in Philadelphia, which is against all forms of government, and technology. Abu-Jamal was a radio journalist, a member of the Black Panther Party and of MOVE. He is a convicted cop killer and currently sits on death row....   [tags: Papers]

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Character Analysis Of Elie Wiesel 's ' The Last Days As A Prisoner At Buchenwald '

- Throughout Night, many of the characters have to do difficult things in order to survive. These processes sometimes involve a son mistreating his father. Ranging from a father not making a bed properly (Wiesel 70) to a son attacking his father (Wiesel 106) are two examples. Elie Wiesel spent his last days as a prisoner at Buchenwald (Unsdorfer 151). Family is an important theme in Night. The relationship between Elie and his father is the most important relationship in the story (Bosmajian). Before every crucial decision Elie makes in the story, he first asks his father what he should do....   [tags: Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz concentration camp]

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The Stanford Prison Experiment : Behavioral And Psychological Consequences Of Becoming A Prisoner

- The Stanford Prison Experiment In August of 1971, American psychologist, Philip Zimbardo conducted an experiment at Stanford University studying the behavioral and psychological consequences of becoming a prisoner or a prison guard. He wanted to observe how situational forces impacted human behavior. Zimbardo, along with prison experts, a film crew, and a former prison convict dramatically simulated a prison environment both physically and mentally in order to accurately observe the effects of the institution on its participants....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment]

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The Rights of a Political Prisoner versus the Rights of a Terrorist

- The Rights of a Political Prisoner versus the Rights of a Terrorist           In this essay I will discuss why political prisoners are often categorized as terrorists ever since September 11, 2001, also I will examine what rights political prisoners have to that of terrorist. In this essay I will have the contents of first my reasons for why political prisoners are categorized as terrorist. Secondly, I will make the objection to the rights. Lastly, I will respond by explaining my position in which I believe that in any case that in any form a political prisoner who looks to takes in any actions of any form to infringe against my right to live life and to enjoy it should be ca...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Analysis of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

- Analysis of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling Essay will attempt to analyse the different trailer conventions, which make the trailer 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' a success. The outlined conventions include different scenes, the music and what affect the have on the viewers. This essay will explain the genre of the film and who their target audiences are. The opening scene starts off with Warner Bros Pictures logo in front of a cluster of clouds, this would be one of the unique selling points, and Warner Bros Pictures are incredibly famous all over the world....   [tags: Papers]

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The Issue Of Recidivism : Facts And Figures By Annie E. Casey Foundation

- In America millions of offenders including men and women leave imprisonment in hope to return to their family and friends. On an article Prisoners and Reentry: Facts and Figures by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, in the year 2001 1.5 million children were reunited with their parents as they were released from prison. Also in 2005 the number of that passed prison gates were 698,499 and the number of prisoners that were released was approximated at about 9 million. Parole and Prison reentry has been a topic that really interests not only a lot of the communities around the world but is a topic that interest me....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, The Prisoner, The Return]

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Economy: Trust in Cooperation Games and Adaptive Streaming Strategy

- The prisoner’s dilemma is related to the situation when each one of the prisoner is better off confessing than staying silent whatever the other prisoners does. However when both of them confess the result is worse for each one of them than the results of both of them staying silent. Hence we have a conflict between individual and group benefits. This dilemma could be apply to several real life situation where there is a conflict between individual and group benefits. The coordination game are class of games with multiple Nash equilibria....   [tags: prisoner's dilemma, technology]

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Central Michigan Correctional Facility : A Secure Level I Prison

- ... It was very open and nothing was separating the officers from the inmates. The housing unit held 8 men to a cube and about 150 in each unit. There are two officers to a unit with plenty of cameras. I noticed that inmates had plenty of stuff to keep them busy such as televisions, magazines, and etc. The only cages I saw was between the cubes to prevent an inmate jumping cubes. We then went to the old side of the prison and it was then I noticed all the upgrades they did to the newer side of the prison such as newer designs and setups....   [tags: Prison, The Prisoner, Corrections]

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The Cultural Aspects Of The Prison

- ... Open meetings will be held at least once a month regarding ideas and public opinions of the facility. The public and others will also be able to share their ideas and views a transcript of the meeting will be provided upon request. Donations will be accepted during meetings in support of our facility and the various programs that we will offer. Lastly, but not least, funding will be provided through the use of tax dollars. This percentage of funding will assist the organization out a great deal in addition to other sources....   [tags: Prison, Security, Penology, The Prisoner]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- ... The people in the cave tricked the prisoners into believing the shadows were real beings, much like today’s politicians and government officials trick people into sympathizing with their beliefs. They utilize the media to achieve this task. They take advantage of the fact that the people blindly accept what the media presents to them without conducting any further research. They may say things in interviews and articles that are manipulations of the truth to gain support for their idea or to pull the public’s support away from an opposing idea....   [tags: Truth, Theory, The Prisoner, Reality]

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The Allegory Of The Cave

- ... Another aspect of education is symbolized by the escape of the prisoner; just as students go through a maturity between reproducing knowledge and transferring that knowledge into wisdom. They ultimately discern facts, just as the prisoner ‘saw the light’ and therefor understood the deeper meaning of the shadows. The shadows represent teachable moments to them. Socrates states this boldly, “Education is not what some people boastfully profess it to be. They say that they can pretty much put knowledge into souls that lack it, like putting sight into blind eyes” (518b-c)....   [tags: Religion, Truth, The Prisoner, Plato]

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Concentration Camps in the Holocaust

- The Nazis rose to power, leading to concentration camps being created. The Nazis had a whole system planned out for each concentration camp, but life in the camps was not easy. The Nazis rose to power, which lead to a time in history that will never be forgotten. The Nazi party came into power in 1933 (Jane 4). Soon after the first concentration camps were made in Germany (ushmm.org). The reason behind the Nazi party rising in power is “the Nazis wanted to create a new German empire, the Third Reich....   [tags: nazi, prisoner, suffering]

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A Look Into Game Theory

- ... On the contrary, in the hypothetical case of non-cooperation, the Y again cannot be certain of how the B will react. Y runs the risk of B losing interest, among many other possible reactions. In this common dating situation, it is evident that each Y and Z have the option to cooperate or not cooperate. In the hypothetical situation that both parties cooperated—Y forgave Z and Z did not repeat the offense, the results would be ideal for each party. Cooperation of each party that would facilitate such results however requires certain conditions....   [tags: applications to dating, Prisoner's dilemma]

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The Prison System: Solitary Confinement

- ... It is said that those who are mentally ill get much less punishment then those who are not. However, no one ever said what happens if you go insane inside of solitary confinement. In the current day prison system, if one goes insane while inside the system, you just get more punishment. Craig Haney is a professor of psychology at the University of California. Haney has done research on prisoners in solitary confinement that went into the prison with no symptoms then later had to undergo psychological treatment (“Solitary is Cruel and Unusual”).The issue is that despite the claim that solitary confinement is not cruel or unusual, a majority of prisoners come out needing psychological trea...   [tags: quakers, punishment, prisoner behaviors]

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Solitary Confinement Units

- The Pennsylvania system constructed in the early 1800s inspired solitary confinement by using extreme isolation to deter future crime. In the twentieth century, inmates in solitary confinement would stay for short periods. According to Craig, people would stay in secure housing units for a couple of days or weeks (Weir, 54). Nowadays solitary confinement has become very popular. Inmates are being sent to solitary confinement for indefinite periods of time ranging from weeks to years. An Urban Institute survey of self-identified supermax wardens reported 44 states with at least one facility relatively housing 25,000 prisoners (Arrigo and Bullock, 2008)....   [tags: severe prisoner conditions]

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Conditions in Japanese Prisoner of War Camps In World War II

- Conditions in Japanese Prisoner of War Camps In World War II The Japanese viewed those who surrendered as inferior and subject to the mercy of their captures. Tojo, the Japanese war minister, informed the commandants of prisoners of war camps the Japanese government had not signed the Geneva Convention and they were not bound to it. The Japanese field code for soldiers required soldiers to commit suicide rather than surrender. Because of the time schedule set for conquest by Japanese high command, Japanese soldiers slaughtered surrendering Allied soldiers routinely....   [tags: Papers]

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Lord of the Rings: Two Towers vs. Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban Comparison

- Lord of the Rings: Two Towers vs. Harry Potter: Prisoner of Azkaban Comparison In the two novels, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban, by J.K. Rowling, there is a distinct relationship that is created through the idea that there are the chosen individuals are the only ones that can save the world. The first novel, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a novel generally focusing on uniting ¡§Middle Earth¡¨, a term used to describe the human world, to defeat the enemy forces of evil controlled by a character described as pure evil named NAME....   [tags: Compare Contrast Potter Lord Rings Essays]

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The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill

- The Great Escape Review “The Great Escape” came out on July 4th, 1963. It is based on a true story of a group of Allied prisoners who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prisoner of war camp, Stalag Luft III, on March 24, 1944. Directed by John Sturges, it follows the true account of the escape very accurately. With a perfect balance between comedy and adventure, “The Great Escape” keeps you on the edge of your seat. Occurring in 1942, the Germans believe they have built an ‘escape proof’ camp in which they plan to house their most troublemaking prisoners....   [tags: world war II, nazi prisoner]

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Art Spiegelman's Maus - Prisoner on the Hell Planet - A Case History

- Art Spiegleman's comic book within the comic book Maus is titled "Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History." This text within a text describes, in horrific detail through pictures, Artie's failed effort to get through the painful loss of his mother due to suicide. This text also in a way, represents a part of Artie's mind where he expresses his feelings of loneliness, doubt, fear, anger, and blame through the form of a dark, gloomy, depressing cartoon. In the first frame on page 100 nest to the title "Prisoner on the Hell Planet: A Case History," including this picture of Artie and his mother at Trojan Lake in 1958 (ten years before his mother killed herself)....   [tags: Art Spiegelman's Maus]

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Decision Dilemmas in Mrs. Dalloway

- As people grow older, many feel trapped in their lives because of decisions in the past. Due to the regret in their decisions, people often become unhappy and feel stuck in the lives they have chosen. The character Clarissa in Mrs. Dalloway does just that. In novel, Mrs. Dalloway, Clarissa becomes a prisoner in her adult life as a result of her upbringing, need for social status, and relationship choices she has made in the past. Clarissa Dalloway’s childhood was the foundation on her lavish adult lifestyle....   [tags: upbringing, prisoner, status, relationship, class]

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The Evolution of Auschwitz

- A Polish prisoner in Auschwitz, Pavel Stemin, stated, “Death, death, death. Death at night, death in the morning, death in the afternoon. Death. We lived with death. How could a human feel?” (“The History”). Contraction camps played a huge role in the Nazi’s plan to slaughter the Jewish people, and throughout the holocaust they succeeded in killing approximately two-thirds of the Jews in Europe (“Concentration Camp”). It’s been estimated that 1.1 million to 1.5 million people were murdered at the Nazi concentration camp called Auschwitz (“1945: Liberated”)....   [tags: polish prisoner, torture, concentration camps]

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The Narrow Road Of The Deep North By Richard Flanagan

- The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan is a fictional novel that is closely based on recorded history. It is a depiction of the brutality that Australian soldiers endured in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in Siam, Thailand during World War II. At this time Japan was in dire need to find a more efficient route to use to resupply its army fighting in Thailand. Using water routes in the Pacific Ocean was too risky, putting supplies in danger of being destroyed by the enemy. The emperor of Japan ordered that a railroad be constructed through the jungle between Thailand and Burma to become the route used to supply his army....   [tags: World War II, Empire of Japan, Prisoner of war]

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Prisoner of War

- You wake, lying in mud, chained to a wall like a dog on a lead. You look around but nothing's in focus, just blurred figures lying down or sitting, some crying. You're cold, a winter breeze flows through the room through bars in the wall. Smells; you recognise them, blood, urine and vomit, stagnant, lingering. You feel sick, but have nothing in you to throw up. A shape appears at the door, and then disappears but only for a second. It returns, you feel nervous, what is it. Who is it....   [tags: Creative Writing Examples]

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Ekaterina Olitskaia: A Social Revolutionary Against Russian Political Beliefs

- Imagine yourself in prison. You are awakened one day by the guard, who orders you and others to the prison yard. You are being moved, but no one has told you where. If you move to the left or the right, you will be shot on the spot. You and 50 other prisoners are loaded into small trucks- There is little room for you to move, the air hot with the breath of the other prisoners. After an incredibly long journey, you are moved from the trucks to a train, specifically a cattle car. Where will this train take you....   [tags: Soviet Union, political prisoner, Joseph Stalin]

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Horrible Condtions in Concentration Camps

- During the stay at Concentration Camps Jews had awful living conditions and were treated with such disrespect. Adolf Hitler became the leader of Germany beginning in January of 1933 and ending in May of 1945, during this time Hitler started the Holocaust (Adolf Hitler). The people in Hitler’s army were known as Nazis. Nazis were anti-Semitic, which means they hated Jewish people (Zullo). Hitler and the Nazis assumed that Jews along with Gypsies, homosexuals, and the disabled were substandard and did not deserve to live (Zullo)....   [tags: Hitler, labor, prisoner]

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Comparing the Families in Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Hoban’s The Mouse

- Comparing the Families in Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Hoban’s The Mouse and His Child Creating “worlds of their own, with particular kinds of boundaries separating them from the larger world”, families ideally provide encouragement and protection for each of their members (Handel, xxiv). In J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, however, the Dursleys and Aunt Marge fail to fulfill their roles as Harry’s primary caregivers. In Russell Hoban’s The Mouse and His Child, the father mouse is unable to give his child all that he needs and longs for....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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When Surrounded By Degradation And Cruelty, The Ultimate Triumph

- Sophie Dora Tulchin 9/14/14 AP US History Period 6 Book Review When surrounded by degradation and cruelty, the ultimate triumph is to find dignity. Louis Zamperini’s life, as chronicled in the biography Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand, maps his remarkable journey towards the achievement of this goal. Even after spending 47 days without provisions on an inflatable raft, even after enduring the abuse of a sadist at prisoner-of-war camps, even after his body was reduced to a breathing skeleton, Louie’s spirit did not break....   [tags: World War II, Adolf Hitler, Prisoner of war, War]

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Comradeship in James Hanley's The German Prisoner, Ernest Hemingway's Farewell to Arms, Not So Quiet, All Quiet on the Western Front, and Pat Baker's

- Comradeship in James Hanley's "The German Prisoner", Ernest Hemingway's "Farewell to Arms", "Not So Quiet", "All Quiet on the Western Front", and Pat Baker's "Regeneration" For many soldiers and volunteers, life on the fronts during the war means danger, and there are few if any distractions from its horrors. Each comradeship serves as a divergence from the daily atrocities and makes life tolerable. Yet, the same bonds that most World War literature romantically portrays can be equally negative....   [tags: Hanley Hemingway Baker Essays]

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Only Forever: A Fiction Story

- Only Forever. Drip...drip...drip...drip...drip. Naruto shifted his limbs shifting slowly and his muscles aching from lack of use. How long had it been now. He closed his eyes and leaned his head back against the moist, stone wall, listening to the constant, ever present dripping. Naruto had stopped trying to tell time, count the years ages ago. What did it matter. He would never get out. Drip...drip...drip...drip...drip. Funny really that this was how it would turn out. Naruto would have laughed but somewhere along the way he'd forgotten how to....   [tags: Naruto, Prisoner]

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The Ring Of Gyges And The Allegory Of The Cave

- ... According to Glaucon, everyone would behave like Gyges, even the most just man. Socrates, however, has a different view about just and unjust. Socrates believes that a noble and “sensible man [would] spend his life directing all his efforts to…” being just no matter how much they are tempted from evil beings on the inside (Vaughn 30). Socrates then asks Glaucon, how can injustice be so wonderful when you don’t get caught, because “doesn’t getting away with it make a man even worse (Vaughn 30)....   [tags: Plato, Philosophy, Ring of Gyges, The Prisoner]

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Criminals and Society: The Battle Between Reintegration and Recidivism

- ABSTRACT: This research paper is focused on released convicts and the struggles they face to become active, progressive members of society. Sadly, these released offenders regularly face discrimination in their job searches, in attempts to secure housing for themselves and their families, and to be accepted by their communities. Without the right support structures in place upon their release, these former prisoners may very well fall back into lives of crime. Without a suitable place to stay, these released offenders may become recidivists, falling back into their familiar roles as law breakers, if only to provide the basic necessities for themselves and their families....   [tags: Criminal Justice Released Prisoner Convict Crime]

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The Mistreatment Of Prisoners?

- ... They have the right to be free from discrimination and sexual abuse, and they also have the right to freedom of religion and expression. Many people wonder if prisoners should be allowed human rights since many of them have violated other peoples rights. The issue has always been a touchy subject. One thing that I 've personally learned, is that when having a discussion about a large group, it 's hard to be entirely accurate. In this case, each prisoner is different. Every inmate has their own crime story that differs from the rest....   [tags: Prison, Human rights, Prison escape, Punishment]

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Brutal Treatment of Prisoners in the UK

- In the world we live in today there is, has been, and always will be an infinite amount of controversies throughout society. Perhaps one of the most important, being that it could jeopardize our existence, is the debate of how to deal with what most everyone would consider unwanted. The members of the prison population can range from petty thieves to cold hearted serial killers; so the conflict arises on how they can all be dealt with the most efficient way. The sides can result in a wide range of opinions such as simply thinking a slap on the wrist is sufficient; to even thinking that death is the only way such a lesson can be learned....   [tags: Abuse of Prisoners]

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Prisoners of War

- Throughout history, prisoners of war have been mistreated. In the early history of warfare, there was recognition of a prisoner of war status. The defeated enemy was either killed or enslaved by the victor (Encyclopedia Britannica). During the time of the Aztecs, a prisoner’s negotiation option was to have their heart cut out (Smallwood). Until 1929, no one cared about the treatment of Prisoners of war because there was no greater power to stop the captors from mistreating them. But when the Geneva Conventions were signed, there was something to stop the detaining power from inhumane treatment....   [tags: rights, Geneva Convention, responsabilities]

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Helping the Family of Prisoners

- 1. Helping the Family of Prisoners According to available statistics, the number of people who are incarcerated in state and federal prisons in the United States of America increases each year. Estimation indicates a 2.5 percent increase in the number of prisoners in USA from last year; it suggests a number of 2245000 inmates in all prisons in USA (Reuter). Such a rapid growth in the number of prisoners has several consequences. More prisons are built and more resources are earmarked for this objective....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Prisoners of War During WWII

- Wars have essentially been the backbone of history. A war can make or break a country. As the result of war, a country can lose or gain territory and a war directly impacts a countries’ economy. When we learn about wars in schools we usually are taught about when they start, major events/ battles, and when they end. It would take a year or two to cover one war if we were to learn about everything. One thing that is commonly overlooked and we take for granted, is prisoners of war. Most people think of concentration camps and the millions of Jews that suffered when prisoners and war are mentioned in the same sentence....   [tags: World War II]

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International Rights of Prisoners and Detainees

- It is estimated that over 10.2 million people are held in penal institutions throughout the world. With an overall population exceeding 7 billion this means that for every 100,000 people, 144 are detained or imprisoned. The prison population has grown proportionately larger in the past 15 years outpacing the general population growth by 10%. This phenomenon is becoming increasingly more apparent with countries, such as the United States struggling with a colossal incarceration rate, and countless reports of abysmal conditions and inhumane treatment across the globe....   [tags: penal institutions, human rights]

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Horrible Death Marches of the Prisoners

- Death marches were a horrible way of keeping prisoners silent.They started, in the summer of 1944. When a Soviet offensive attack in eastern Belarus destroyed a German army and allowing soviet forces to overrun the first of the major Nazi concentration camps (United). When the rest of the camps heard word of the overrun, they started to evacuate camps and send their prisoners toward the interior of the Reich. Thus starting the horrible death marche’s era. There were three purposes of the death march, one very important one was the fact that they did not want prisoners to fall into enemy hands....   [tags: nazis, concentation comps, germans]

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The Ethical Treatment of Prisoners

-   A Utilitarian View of Prison Labor & Behavioral Impact of Prisoners INTRODUCTION The ethical theory of utilitarianism and the perspective on relativism, of prison labor along with the relativism on criminal behavior of individuals incarcerated are two issues that need to be addressed. Does the utilitarianism of prisoner’s right laws actually protect them. Or are the unethical actions of the international and states right laws exploiting the prison labor. Unethical procedures that impact incarcerated individuals and correctional staff, the relativism of respect as people and not just prisoner’s; the safety of all inmates and correctional staff, are all issues worth continuous reflection....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Missing Child in the Movie "Prisoners"

- Held an Overall Captive of Prisoners Written by Aaron Guzikowski and directed by Denis Villeneuve, the film Prisoners, was released in the fall of 2013 (IMDb). While the film offers a universal theme of “what would you do if your child went missing?”, has a substantial plot that is riddled with religious references and symbols, filled with twists and turns, and a superb cast of well-known actors, the movie fails because of its plot predictability, an unsatisfying ending and portrayals of characters that fall into unflattering stereotypes....   [tags: Film, Suspense, Plot]

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Human Guinea Pigs: Prisoners

- ... The harm of violation of someone’s human rights does not only affect prisoners as individuals but also affects the whole society, that this will turn the society into a non-tolerance society; because the research policy is sending a strong message that it's not only legal but also moral to violate prisoner's human rights and that it's acceptable to treat them as animals for medical experiments. The use of prisoners in medical research is about exploitation and profit. However, one must consider the long-term effects and outcomes of prisoner research on society and health care....   [tags: medical, research, inmoral, society]

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Terrorists Should Be Treated as Prisoners of War

- Terrorism has been affecting the world for many years, but most especially since September 11th. Countless amounts of time and money have been spent; many soldiers and American resources have gone out try to stop the problem, but what happens to the terrorists after they have been captured. A basic level of humane treatment needs to be given to all people even those suspected of or convicted of terroristic offences. Using torture to attempt to find more information is not the most helpful or effective method that could be applied....   [tags: Treat Terrorists Like Enemy Combatants]

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Correctional Social Work with Male Prisoners

- The marginalized population that will be discussed within this research paper will be male prisoners found within the United States correctional facilities. In Prince and Coleman journal article, “Narrative of Neglect: Texas Prisons for Men” (2011), the authors make it obvious that all male individuals found in prisons, regardless of race, are subjected to harsh conditions that include both neglect and abuse, as well as a number of other circumstances. They do this by giving the reader a detailed history of Texas’s state penitentiary system....   [tags: Prison Social Work]

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Prisoners of War

- Prisoners of War What has our society classified as a prisoner of war. A prisoner of war is someone who is a member of regular or irregular armed forces of a nation at war held by the enemy. After two years of war with the Middle East our society wonders what happens to the prisoners in jail. The other conflicts of prisoners of war is how they are treated in jail, also what did they do to be detained as a prisoner of war. In most situations, there is a legitimate reason why these people are taken captive....   [tags: War Politics Government Essays]

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Prisoners of War

- Prisoners of War The United States angers terrorists and other foreigners on a daily basis, but we find it hard to understand why. Examples abound and most often relate to ignorant decisions on behalf of the government concerning the welfare of these foreigners. The situation on the island of Cuba at the Naval Station of Guantánamo Bay has grown out of hand. Here, the U.S. holds the prisoners that it has captured as part of its war on terrorism in a camp. They hold ver 600 men there without contact with their home countries or families and without the legal consultation of a lawyer....   [tags: War Hostage Violence Government Essays]

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Prisoners : Prisoners And Prisoners

- 2. Prisoners must participate in all prison activities. 3. Prisoners must address each other by number only. 4. Prisoners must always address the guards as "Mr. Correctional Officer," and the warden as "Mr. Chief Correctional Officer." 5. Failure to obey any of the above rules may result in punishment. These strict guidelines along with over 10 others helped shape the prison. The guards at the beginning of the experiment formed these guidelines. Their authority, from the start, was absolute. They did not allow prisoners to speak, eat or even use the restroom without permission....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Philip Zimbardo]

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Educating Prisoners - An Unnecessary Effort

- Educating Prisoners – An Unnecessary Effort      Crime knows no bound, no race, no social status, no gender. In prisons, all criminals are criminals, whether they have committed felony, rape or assault. White-collar crimes are the same as any other crime. Still, most inmates are from the middle class and lower class of our society. However, committing crime, and what kind of crime, is still the choice of the person, whether he has attained a formal education, a higher degree of learning or not....   [tags: Education Prison]

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Reducing Recidivism Rates And Making Prisoners Into Better People

- ... Pay raises for the employees is not going to lower recidivism rates or decrease the number of prisoners. Overcrowded prisons are one of the many problems affecting prisons around the United States. There are several reasons why prisons overcrowd. One reason is because when offenders are released they commit another crime only to become incarcerated again. Inmates may also be sent back to prison for failure to complete community service. Another reason for overcrowding is tougher sentences. Offenders are receiving longer sentences for their crimes....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Punishment]

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The Geneva Convention's Influence on the Treatment of Prisoners of War

- What is the Geneva Convention. The Geneva Convention was created to take care of prisoners of war. It contains rules about the treatment and rights of prisoners of war during captivity. A quote told by Michael Ignatieff, Human Rights as Politics and Idolatry about the Geneva convention: “...our species is one, and each of the individuals who compose it are entitled to equal moral consideration.” It sets out:  All prisoners receive a respectful treatment....   [tags: captivity, camps, starvation]

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All Prisoners Should Lose Their Voting Rights

- Prisoners in the United Kingdom are currently denied the vote and in order to evaluate whether all prisoners should lose their voting rights we must: see whether is possible to remove a prisoner’s right to vote; if it is, then which criminals should retain the right to vote and what severity should be attached to this sentencing and finally; how useful removing the right to vote is , and whether this has an effect on whether is it removed or not. Before deciding whether all prisoners should lose their right to vote, we must first examine whether or not they are able to lose it, that is to say whether the right to vote is universal and undeniable....   [tags: Human rights, Democracy, Crime, Elections]

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Pro Rights Protecting And Bettering Prisoners Overall Health

- Pro more rights protecting and bettering prisoners overall health It is within legal, ethical, social, and public health reasons why prisoners should be supplied with better health care and improve on those established rights. In the case of Gray v. County of Riverside, California State law conquers with the above statement. In this state, the law is obligated to appoint a grand jury to evaluate county jails every year. As for the 2012 Riverside county jail report, the jury had advised that the medical/mental health staffing levels needed to be raised up to state law standard....   [tags: Health care, Medicine, Health economics, Prison]

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Are we or are we not the prisoners?

- Are we or are we not the prisoner or our own conceptions. In the cave allegory, Plato describes the human condition as a type of blissful ignorance. I agree with Plato that we are prisoners of our own belief. In this essay, I describe my own opinions and issues to answer some of the questions. The first question that I would like to discuss is, Are we prisoners to our own beliefs and notions of truth. I believe that we are prisoners to our own beliefs because since childhood different beliefs and notions of truth have been imposed on me through family, friends, and society....   [tags: essays research papers]

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