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It's Time to Privatize Colombian’s Prisons

- The involvement of the private sector in the penal system, prima facie, could be seen as a rapid and low cost, high benefit solution to the most serious penal system problems such as lack of prisons spaces, poor condition within the prisons, and the state responsibilities of running prisons services adequately, by the figure of prison privatization. (Cavadino, M. and Dignan, J. 2007) The figure of contracting out has been well described by Cavadino and Dignan in their analysis of the prison privatization....   [tags: Private Prisons]

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Violence in Prisons

- There are many reasons a person would not want to go to prison. One of the main reasons is the violence, and this violence occurs in every prison around the world. Violence can be attributed to rape, overcrowding, gangs and to the particular justice systems. These justice systems include such countries as Brazil where violent episodes that include beheadings have occurred. Much of the prison crisis has been blamed on delays in the country’s legal system. This is because of how inmates receive extended sentences and poor prison management....   [tags: legal issues, american prisons]

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The Effectiveness of U.S. and Scandinavian Penal and Prisons Systems

- Joe is a prisoner in a United States penitentiary convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery. Johan is a prisoner in a Norwegian Correctional Facility also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery. After eight years of serving their time in custody, they are released back out into society, the world beyond their prison walls. During the following month after their release, Joe has once again been arrested for assault and attempted robbery while Johan has started making a quiet living as a deckhand on the coast for a small fishing company in Kopervik....   [tags: Prisons Systems]

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Prisons Full to the Brink

- American prisons are being filled to the brink. With new prisoners being transferred in daily and few being released back into the world, it is no wonder why the most important issue with today's prison system is the mass overcrowding taking place in our prisons. Prisons in America are being overcrowded with small time criminals. The majority of the incarcerated is due to violent crimes. However, another large group of those imprisoned are the drug offenders that were convicted for either possession or use....   [tags: American Prisons, Prisoners, Crime Rates]

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Private Prisons Negativly Impact State and Local Governments

- Private prisons have a negative effect on states and local governments. Unfortunately, the number of private prisons has been increasing since their inception in 1983 causing further problems. For-profit prisons offer no real benefits and are bad investments for states. Furthermore, private prisons beleaguer communities with high turnover rates that hurt local economies. The demands of these institutions put an excessive burden on the local community’s infrastructure. Similarly, private prisons strain the county and city legal systems....   [tags: For-profit Prisons, Prison Privatization]

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Prisons : A New Form Of Prisons

- Prisons have been around for decades. Keeping housed, those of our society who have been convicted Of many crimes ranging from theft, rape all the way to capital murder. “Do the crime you do the time.” Now, there is no argument that prisons aren’t a necessity to keep order and peace for the public. But There is a new form of prisons called private prisons and they are costing more than just convict’s time and freedom, but are also costing law abiding citizen’s major tax dollars and taking away a lot of financial freedom from the government....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Criminal justice, Punishment]

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Pop Up Prisons And The Prisons

- Alternatively, pop-up prisons could be utilized to tackle the current prison overcrowding issue. Pop-up prisons are most commonly used by the military in deployed locations. These prisons can be set up rather quickly with minimal resources and funding and are generally used for temporary purposes. (Silmalis) These prisons could be used for nonviolent offenders in the United States, more specifically, Nebraska. These prisons would require less staff and can house up to 1,000 inmates which could provide immense benefits....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Penology]

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The Death Of Prisons And Prisons

- If you think back through history some people may think that prisons and jails have just always been there as a way of punishment for criminals but that is false; they have not always been there. In fact, prisons and jails were used just to hold people until their trial concluded and their actual punishment was determined; people were not separated either. It was completely mixed with males, females, murderers, and thieves. In the early coming of prisons and jails they were very poorly maintained causing many to die due to diseases spreading throughout....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Criminal justice, Punishment]

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Juvenile Prisons And Adult Prisons

- for youngsters who have a long history of convictions for less serious felonies for which the juvenile court disposition has not been effective” (qtd. in Katel). Housing juveniles in adult prisons, not as common but unethical to some and others see as necessary. Is the adult system more effective. “The adult system is overworked, overcrowded, overwhelmed, and there is no evidence that it is more effective.” “Housing children in adult prisons is simply wrong” (Roush and Dunlap, Juveniles in adult prisons: A very bad idea)....   [tags: Juvenile delinquency, Crime, Criminology, Prison]

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- Prisons an institution designed to securely house people who have been convicted of crimes. These people are known as prisoners or inmates and are kept in an ongoing custody for a certain amount of time. The type of crime decides the length of the sentence. For some such crimes (i.e. murder) individuals may be sentenced to a lifetime imprisonment. In order for an individual to be incarcerated, they have to be accused of violating criminal law and then tried and found convicted in a jury of their peers....   [tags: History Prisons]

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Private Prisons Vs. Public Prisons

- Private prisons are for-profit organizations where convicted criminals are confined by a third party contracted by government agencies for a net profit. Private prisons date as far back as the 1800’s, San Quentin being the first private prison in the U.S. Private prisons had its boom during the 1980’s, three major factor that contributed to the privatization of prisons; Ronald Reagan 's support for privatization, increase in prison population, and the Prison Industry Enhancement Certification program....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Private prison, Corrections]

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Mental Illness Within Prisons And Prisons

- Thousands of people statewide are in prisons, all for different reasons. However, the amount of mental illness within prisons seems to go unaddressed and ignored throughout the country. This is a serious problem, and the therapy/rehabilitation that prison systems have do not always help those who are mentally ill. Prison involvement itself can contribute to increased suicide (Hills, Holly). One ‘therapy’ that has increased throughout the years has been the use of solitary confinement, which has many negative effects on the inmates....   [tags: Mental disorder, Psychiatry, Prison, Mental health]

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Private Prisons or For -Profit Prisons

- Private Prisons A private prison or for-profit prison, jail, or detention center is a place in which individuals are physically confined or interned by a third party that is contracted by a government agency. Private prison companies typically have contractual agreements with the governments that commit prisoners and then pay a per diem or monthly rate for each prisoner confined in that private facility. Private prisons have been part of the system for quite some years now, specifically for involvement in corrections....   [tags: company, pay, private, cost ]

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Prison Overcrowding And Prison Prisons

- The number of Americans that are in prison has elevated to levels that have never been seen before. Prisons in the US have always been crowded ever since the first prison was invented (Jacobs and Angelos 101). The first prison in the US was the Walnut Street Jail that was built in Philadelphia in 1773, and later closed in the 1830’s due to overcrowding and dirty conditions (Jacobs and Angelos 101). The prison system in modern US history has faced many downfalls due to prison overcrowding. Many private prison owners argue that the more inmates in a prison the more money they could make....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Prison gang, Penology]

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The Prisons And The United States

- Between 1980 and 2014 the number of people incarcerated in the United States has gone up dramatically. Whether this is because of better policing, better law enforcement, more advanced forensic technology, or a more efficient criminal justice system in general, who knows, but this isn 't necessarily a good thing. This level of overcrowding is causing economic difficulties. On average it cost about $30,000 annually to maintain one offender within a facility, and when the prison population of the United States is considered that number is astounding....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Punishment, Corrections]

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Private Prisons And The United States

- The United States is a nation with the largest prison population and crime rates in the world. When the governmental controlled facilities were in a deficit where they lacked funds and space could not house the inmates, private prisons were developed. Along with the solution of private of prisons, the controversy concerning the funding of health care, recovery and other expenses have been one of the fundamental concerns for the American Justice System. Both the private and public facilities came together and join a partnership where the government facility agreed to bear the expenses of healthcare and other medical exams, and the private facility would find spaces and funds to house inmates...   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Criminal justice]

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Should Prisons Be Privatized Or Not?

- Introduction In recent years, prison privatization has emerged as a prime example of the contentious division, or lack thereof, between public duty and private enterprise. Despite this, the practice has seen implementation all around the world, from the United Kingdom and Australia to most obviously in the United States, and even in Canada (Feeley, 2002). Levels of success vary, especially in the case of Canada, where efforts to privatize ended as quickly as they began with a return to government control (Gran & Henry, 2007)....   [tags: Prison, Penology]

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Private Prisons And The United States

- While private correction companies continue to grow, there has been a strong push to end private prisons in the United States. For-profit incarceration opposers, notably the American Civil Liberties Union and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, argue that private prisons do not actually save money, have less experienced employees, and consistently have worse conditions that public facilities. Whether private prisons actually cut costs or not has been one of the biggest talking points in the for-profit corrections controversy....   [tags: Prison, Corrections, Criminal justice, Penology]

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Supermax Prisons: Harmful or Necessary?

- In the 1970s, prison was a dangerous place. Prison violence and the high numbers of disruptive inmates led prison authorities to seek new ways to control prisoners. At first, prison staff sought to minimize contact with prisoners by keeping them in their cells for a majority of the day. As time went on, the prison authorities began to brainstorm the idea of having entire prisons dedicated to using these kind of procedures to control the most violent and disruptive inmates. By 1984, many states began construction on super-maximum prisons....   [tags: reducing prison violence and danger]

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The Effects Of Prisons On Correctional Officers

- There is roughly 2.4 million people locked up in the United states. This statistic surprises everyone and automatically makes them think about the conditions of the prisoners. Even though prisoners have to deal with harsh conditions, most people do not think about the effects of prisons on correctional officers. Even though some may argue that prison conditions are too harsh, correctional officers still have to endure the same conditions as prisoners even though they are not the ones that are locked up....   [tags: Penology, Corrections officer, Suicide, Prison]

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Prisons Of The United States

- Prisons that are privately funded by corporations in the United States, are only beneficial to the corporations who fund them. Prisons for profit had begun as a way to maintain labor in America and is now a 70-billion-dollar industry. However, not only is the money not going towards its promised use, but the companies benefit from the inefficiency of the system. In fact, it is more dangerous for everyone involved, including civilians who’ve never been to jail (Black “Companies Who Get Rich Off Prisoners”)....   [tags: Prison, African American, Recidivism]

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America Needs Private Prisons

- Reminisce back into the elementary school days, where hundreds of kids start to line up for food at the cafeteria. Now picture that cafeteria stuffed with multitudes of bunk beds side by side in which the whole school has to sleep in. Any parent would disapprove of a living situation that is similar to that, but all over the nation, prisoners are facing those exact problems. With the rise of the prison population in America, prisons all over the nation fear what could lead to huge detrimental consequences, one of which is overcrowding....   [tags: Prison Reform, Prison Privatization]

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The People Outside Of Prisons

- People outside of prisons may not realize what they have until it is all taken away from them if they commit a crime and get convicted. A lot of the issues they thought they had in society might transfer with them and get worse or they develop more difficult issues once in prison. Examples of these are: supporting oneself or others and the fear of violence is more of an issue, who can one trust, and what will become of them once they get released. In a society most people have jobs so they can support themselves and their love ones if they have any....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Attack!, Punishment]

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Texas Prisons And The United States

- Texas houses the largest prison population in the nation (National News). I am not surprised by this statement. I agree with Tarrant County Sheriff Dee Anderson’s statement, "Texas has always been a law and order state, and the prison system has been known as a tough system”. In my opinion, Texas has high crime statistics because of the high rate of re-offenders. According to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service, “four of ten offenders released from prison will be reincarcerated after three years”....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Capital punishment, Criminal law]

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Prisons And The United States

- The United States has a greater percentage of its population incarcerated than any other country in the world. According to the U.K.-based International Center for Prison Studies, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world at 756 per 100,000, including juveniles in addition to adults (Purposes of Prisons). The number of prisoners continues to increase yet the correctional system’s mission statement is to reform inmates so that when their sentence is completed they can re-enter society as a “new person”....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Recidivism]

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The Incarceration Of Adult Prisons

- Before intervention from the Supreme Court, it was easy to send children to adult prisons if they commit crimes. Unfortunately, a portion of these children are sentenced to life in these adult prisons. While the some crimes committed are serious, people failed to realize the many circumstances that caused these kids to commit these crimes. Adult jails are hostile, and children are denied the education any other child receives or and psychological help used to help these children move to a better future....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Childhood, Life imprisonment]

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The Drug Free Prisons Act

- Bill C-12 is known as ‘The Drug Free Prisons Act’ and has been described as “An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act”. (Blaney, 2015). The law states that the Parole board must give a urinalysis to a prisoner before they are granted parole, but if the prisoner fails to provide or the urinalysis comes back positive the Parole Board cannot grant parole considering drugs are illegal in Canada. This creates a huge harm not only because of what societies understands of what addiction is, but it also ignores the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders research that drug abuse and the dependence of it can be considered a mental illness because of it “chang[ing] th...   [tags: Drug addiction, Addiction, Drug abuse, Prison]

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Substance Abuse and Prisons

- Substance abuse is a national problem. Prisons are overcrowded with these types of offenders. People will do anything to get these drugs ranging from petty theft to murder. People with substance abuse problems know no boundaries. All they think about is how they are going to get that drug for that day. Substance abusers do not care who they hurt or why they hurt them. A lot of people that are addicted hurt the people they love the most like children and parents. People in the prison system that has been convicted of violent crimes most of them say that they were under the influence of some type of drug or alcohol....   [tags: prison, treatment, addiction]

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Prisons Are Becoming Overcrowded

- In today’s world, there seems to be more and more people going to prison and staying in prison for longer periods of time. Many people are asking the question, with all these people going to prison, how can the prisons hold them all. Many people are getting longer sentences, which is one reason for the overcrowding of many state and federal prisons. Another reason that prisons are becoming overcrowded is the introduction of new laws. (Portland State University) When new laws are introduced, it may take some time for people to get used to these laws....   [tags: United States, U.S. state, Prison, Oregon]

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The Overcrowding of Prisons

- According to Mark Early, president of the Prison Fellowship International, the Bureau of Justice Statistics report shows that there are 19 states that have prisons operating at 100 percent capacity and another 20 are falling right behind them. There is no wonder why the overcrowding of prisons is being discussed everywhere. Not to mention how serious this predicament is and how serious it can get. Many of the United States citizens don’t understand why this is such a serious matter due to the fact that some of them believe it’s not their problem....   [tags: Taxpayers, Prisoners]

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Overcrowding During Prisons : Boon Or A Curse

- Overcrowding In Prisons Boon Or A Curse Introduction I begin by presenting a brief description of the historical circumstances, which gave rise to the overcrowding of prison in and all around the world. Next follows conceptual analysis of the causes of these historical circumstances and than we will be paying close attention to the consequences and solutions of the over population of the prisons. The increasing uncontrolled growth of prisons by the prisoners has received a huge amount of attention by the scholars....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Prison gang, Penology]

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Public Buildings And Prisons : A State Of Despair

- Historically our public buildings and prisons have been in a state of despair. I am not surprised to hear about the current dilemma we are faced with at this time. With the rising cost to maintain and repair the facilities and taxpayers not willing to pay more to house criminals, many states and correction facilities are looking at PPP or the privatization of Prisons to cure the never ending need for repairs, upgrades and expansions. A prime example is California’s prison crisis and the state’s ongoing budget crisis, which also demands immediate attention to reduce the unsustainable costs of existing operations....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Corrections]

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Juvenile Prisons Are A Less Punishable Place Than Adult Prisons

- This isn’t always true, there some horrible consequences because of it like suicide. “Juvenile jails are a less punishable place than adult prisons and are more forgiving” (Bechtold). When you start to treat a kid like how you treat an adult, when they come out they 're not normal because how people have treated them throughout most of their lives. research has shown that “kids develop better criminal skills when they 're incarcerated in adult facilities”(Bechtold). This is a big negative effect because this is why the US department of corrections say “in prison the reconviction of kids is from 14-17 years is 82.1 percent”(Bechtold)....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Assault, Capital punishment]

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Private Prisons During The United States

- Private prisons in the United States, came about in the early 1980s when the war on drugs resulted in a mass wave of inmates, which led to the lack of the prison system’s ability to hold a vast number of inmates. When the cost became too much for the government to handle, private sectors sought this as an opportunity to expand their businesses through the prison industry. Since the opening of private prisons, the number of prisons and inmates it can hold has grown over the last two decades. With the rising number of inmates, profits have also substantially grown along with the number of investors....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Private university, Slavery]

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Prisons Serve The Same Reason For Women

- Prisons serve the same reason for women and men, they are also tools of social control. The imprisonment of women in the U.S. has always been a different experience then what men go through. The proportion of women in prison has always differed from that of men by a large amount. Women have traditionally been sent to prison for different reasons, and once in prison they endure different conditions of incarceration. Women incarcerated tend to need different needs for physical and mental health issues....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Recidivism, Mental disorder]

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The Criminal Justice System And Its Prisons

- Throughout Canada’s journalism industry, there have been many criticisms in regards to Canada’s Criminal Justice System and its Prisons. One of these criticisms is whether or not there is secret racial discrimination behind the imprisonment of minorities in Canada. In a National Post article by Jessica Barrett: “Covert Racism behind Increased numbers of Aboriginals and other visible minorities in Prisons, watchdog says”, she incessantly quotes Canada’s former correctional investigator, Howard Sapers (The Watchdog) and his belief on the secret racial prejudices within the Criminal Justice System....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Punishment]

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Prisons During The Us : The Need For Reformation

- Prisons in the US: The Need for Reformation A young male drops out of high school and pursues a life of crime, but he’s not the officer, he’s the criminal. After the man commits a crime that gets him sent to prison, perhaps for drugs or theft, he sits there for a few years making shelves for pennies an hour. He serves his time and leaves the prison behind only to wind up back in it, sentencing him to a life cycle behind bars. Many would question the man’s judgement, considering him merely an “idiot”....   [tags: Prison, Crime, High school, Criminal justice]

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Overcrowding Of Prisons During The United States

- Overcrowding of prisons due to mass incarceration is among one of the biggest problems in America, mass incarceration has ruined many families and lives over the years.America has the highest prison population rate , over the past forty years from 1984 until 2014 that number has grown by four hundred percent .America has four percent of the world population ,but twenty-five percent of the world population of incarcerated people Forty one percent of American juveniles have been or going to be arrested before the age of 23....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Incarceration, Criminal law]

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Mandatory Sentencing And Building More Prisons

- Over 2 million people incarcerated in the United States of America, it does sounds like a lot of people, however, with nearly 350,000,000 million people in the United States of America, it makes that number sound a little smaller. Fact, society is violent, and has always been violent, furthermore, will always be violent, the question we should ask is, do we pay now, or ten fold later. Many factors come into play when dealing with the criminal justice system, in regards to, the incarceration of the people who cannot live amongst us....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, United States]

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Prisons for Profit

- Prisons for Profit When the average person thinks of a prison, what is often the thought that comes to mind. Perhaps an environment of reform is envisioned, or maybe a place for punishment. Maybe someone sees them as modern leper colonies, where countries send their undesirables. It could be that prisons are all of these things, or they could be none. With these ambiguities in the general definition of a prison it is easy to say that the everyday person could have no real critical perspective on what they truly are....   [tags: military, complex, profit]

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Our Prisons And Our Correctional System

- There is long debate over the purpose of our prisons and our correctional system, specifically whether the system should focus more on the punishment of prisoners, or the rehabilitation of prisoners. Right now, elements of both punishment and rehabilitation are present in the correctional system but disagreement remains as to whether this is beneficial, or if greater focus should be placed more on one single goal rather than attempting to balance both. One of the best ways to see which of these two focuses is better is through studying individual cases to see the effects rehabilitative or punitive methods have on the individual, as will be done throughout this paper....   [tags: Criminal justice, Crime, Prison, Criminal law]

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Overpopulation of Prisons

- For the past thirty years, the prison population has increased substantially. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has documented that its population has increased 60 percent since the year 2000. Increases in inmate population are causing many prisons throughout the United States to operate over maximum capacity. Several jails throughout the United States have experienced protests due to overcrowding conditions. Many theories argue the reason of overcrowding and possible solutions. It is not my intention to prove why the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and jails like Metropolitan Dentation Center (MDC) are overcrowded, but rather how the over populated facilities affect inmates, corrections officers, and the...   [tags: Effects, Inmates, Officers, Taxpayers]

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Are Prisons Effective?

- Are Prisons Effective. Imprisonment; is it beneficial or non-beneficial. This argument is presented from the viewpoint of both sides of this issue. One group, "The Council on Crime in America", is pro-incarceration; while on the other side of this issue, " The National Criminal Justice Commission", is con-incarceration. Both sides have presented their viewpoints clearly and factually. Those who are for incarceration present their opinions in such a way as to sway the reader toward accepting what they say as the only answer to fight back against the growing crime rate....   [tags: Papers Criminal System Jail Prison Crime Essays]

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Deciphering The Federal Bureau of Prisons

- Standing as one the most dominant agencies operating within the criminal justice system, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is a detrimental factor that has proven to materialize the very aspects of which to expand the dynamics of maintaining care, control, and custody of federal inmates. Albeit as it may that the agency’s establishment fails to loom too far into the crevices of history, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has surpassed a multitude of platforms that has propelled its strengths today far beyond what its founders could have imagined....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Establishment of Needle and Syringe in Prisons

- Introduction The purpose of this essay is to indicate how the needle and syringe program in prisons will benefit the Australian government as well as the wider Australian community. As well as the maintenance of NSPs can be maintained while acknowledging concerns of those against it. Needle and syringe programs (NSP) are aimed at intravenous drug users, so as to prevent and limit blood borne diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. These NSP programs help drug addicts by supplying needles and also through referrals and provide education among other services....   [tags: Australian government policies]

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- Introduction Longitudinal research has been conducted comparing the rate of violence in male and female prisons. It is important to do research on this topic because it does not only lead to the conclusion of where is violence prevalent, but focuses on other aspects as well. It focuses on the psychological, social, and sexual side of the inmate. This topic does not only focus on who has the highest rates of violence, but why does that sex have a higher rate. This topic looks deeper at the differences between male and female inmates and what causes them to have high rates of violence....   [tags: Social Issues, Rates of Violence]

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Analysis of Personality Disorders in Prisons

- The overflowing prisons and the increase in diagnosis in mental illness, specifically personality disorders, relating to criminal activity suggests that our society and criminal justice system need to reanalyze and alter the psychological rehabilitation programs in order to effectively reduce and prevent crime. By analyzing specific aspects of prisons and personality disorders, we can objectively interpret the information for use in improving the criminal justice system. Concepts such as the prevalence of personality disorders in prison communities; the relationships between certain crimes and disorders, the idea of institutionalization, as well as possible treatments withi...   [tags: Borderline Personality and Criminality]

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The Overcrowding of Prisons and Jails

- Prison overcrowding is a serious issue that is rapidly growing in the United States. Since the 19th Century it has been plaguing the criminal justice system and has rolled over to our modern prison system. Overcrowding is more complex than what people see on the outside looking in. There are multiple reasons that contribute to the increase population of inmates. Throughout the years, there has been an ongoing debate on what the causes are and how they can be improved. Since the early years, prison populations have been rising at an enormous rate....   [tags: War on Drugs, Cruel and Unusual Punishment]

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Prisons : The Terrible Conditions And Poor Medical Supervision

- Another problem with prisons are the terrible conditions and poor medical supervision that is provided. Diseases can be spread easily in highly populated prisons so it is highly recommended that prison facilities are clean and hold prisoners to their made capacity. These conditions can even affect prisoners long-term. Some prisoners have shown to have psychological problems because of the conditions they experienced in prisons. Prisons are created to reform prisoners, not harm them. Health care in prisons has been a problem for many years....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Crime, Penology]

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Should Prisons Be Dominant Over Public Facilities?

- For Profit Prison Should prisons in the United States be for profit. How do for profit prisons benefit the United States. Would inmates rather be in private or public correctional centers. What kind of affects does this have on taxpayers. What are the pros and cons of profit prisons. These are many of the questions that are brought up when discussing for profit prison systems. There are different perspectives that can be taken when it comes to talking about for profit prisons. This paper will discuss some of the ways that the United States has started to become for profit and why it has happened....   [tags: Prison, United States, Recidivism]

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Prisons Have Never Been A Concern Of Mine

- Prisons have never been a concern of mine. For a brief time, I was interested in the idea of touring the St. Cloud Prison; the reason behind that interest was merely curiosity. I wanted to know what a prison looks like in person rather than through a television screen. Before watching Last Week Tonight’s video, I thought I knew exactly how I felt about prisons and the prisoners inside. I had the mindset that the prisoners must have committed a really bad crime in order to be thrown in a prison and that how they were treated was none of my concern....   [tags: Prison, Penology, The Prisoner, Prison sexuality]

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The Creation Of Prisons And Penal System

- The creation of prisons and penal system was meant to be used to create an institution to detere crime and create rehabilitation. The ideas put into this new institution did not try to fight crime but instead use the institution as a way of social control. Blacks and Hispanics have become the target of social control as a way to keep the whites and minorities segregated through legal ways. The book Assata an Autobiography, follows the story of an African American women’s struggle with the racist south as well as the inhumane treatment of the penal system....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people]

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Legal Issues Surrounding Consensual Sex Within Prisons

- Summary This briefing paper advises the Minister of Corrections of the issues surrounding consensual sex within prisons. This brief will focus primarily on the consensual sex and the use of condoms within prisons which has recently sparked much public controversy. After providing some prison statistics, this brief will explore the concerns with the word ‘consent’ and the legislation applicable to the term. Gathering data and research from a variety of state prisons, this brief also looks a past research within prisons and examine the prisoner’s sexual anecdotes....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior, Prison]

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What Evidence Is There Against Prisons Punishing The Minds Of Individuals?

- What evidence is there against prisons punishing the minds of individuals. Secondary sanctioning is described as when individuals of influence extend their authority whether it be legal rational or charismatic, the extent of this is that people can utilize their status to further impend sanctions outside of their jurisdiction or authority.The darker sides to prisons, is that the theoretical natures of panopticon to completely prevent inmates from acting out of line, more importantly none of the theories offer any indication to preventing those with power from acting out of line....   [tags: Prison, Punishment, Criminal justice, Penology]

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Juvenile Offenders : Adult Prisons For Many Reasons

- There are many juvenile offenders in adult prisons for many reasons.14-year-old Quantell Lott’s was sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering his 17-year-old stepbrother Michael Berton. Both of the brothers were playing around with blow guns and darts. The situation increased so quickly. One of them grabbed a knife and stabbed the other one. Michael was dead before he made it to the hospital (Chen). Quantell is 23 years old now in prison and according to the article written by Stephanie Chen on CNN he says, “They locked me up and threw away the keys....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminology, Penology]

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Prisons Affecting Children 's Future IIi And II

- Prisons affecting Children’s Future III and II The United States reformatories have increase their size for over three decades. When you think about it, we live in a country where every person can be discipline for their own actions and can face penalties. The United States holds one of the largest number of inmates to serve in jail facilities. Overcrowding penitentiaries from lack of disciplining, while the governments make prisoners a priority over schools’. The governments are consuming a great amount of money, from taxes, to fund the prisons that are overcrowded....   [tags: Prison, Education, Funding, College]

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Prisons : A Large Purpose For The Nation As A Severe Punishment

- Prisons serve a large purpose for the nation as a severe punishment. The idea of having people serve time is that in hopes that the people will learn a lesson and change their acts or behavior. Prisons are relied on to protect and make a difference for the nation and its citizens. One would think that this method of punishment would eliminate such bad behavior. However, studies from researchers have shown that there has been a rise of inmates over the years. With the continuous growth of the number of prisoners, the effectiveness of prisons is very questionable....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Criminal justice, Criminology]

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Sexual Abuse During Women 's Prisons

- Buchanan, Kim. 2007. “Impunity: Sexual Abuse in Women 's Prisons.” Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. 42:1, 45-87. Buchanan discusses how rape and sexual assaults has become so normalized as part of the culture within these prisons for women, especially for women of color, that these crimes often go unnoticed, unreported, and unpunished. The author blames these acts as consequences of the war on drugs and the targeting of black bodies as responsible for drug dealing and consumption....   [tags: Prison, Rape, Sexual assault, Recidivism]

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The Privatization of American Prisons

- The Privatization of American Prisons Introduction Since 1984, the California Penal System has been forced to undergo drastic changes resulting from increased legislation aimed at increasing the severity of retribution to offenders leading to an exponentially increasing prison population. In the 132 years between 1852 and 1984, the state of California built twelve prisons, but has since supplemented the prison system with 21 new facilities. In 1977, the California Department of Corrections was responsible for 19,600 inmates....   [tags: Prison Jail Private Essays]

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New Styles Of Prisons During The 19th Century

- During the early half of the 19th century, there were two new models of prisons being built in the United States. Along with the new styles of prisons being constructed, two new styles of correctional systems were developed, the Pennsylvania system, and the Auburn, New York system (Mays & Winfree, 2009). Although the designs of the actual prisons were dramatically different, both systems shared similar ideals, with regards to how inmates should spend their days. Ultimately, the Auburn system prevailed as the more popular system of corrections in the United States, with some of the system’s correctional philosophies being used well into the 20th century (Mays & Winfree, 2009)....   [tags: Prison, Eastern State Penitentiary, United States]

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The Most Famous Prisons And Can Be Visited By The Public Today

- The Rock It was one of the toughest prisons of it time. There was nothing to do but stare at walls. It was mind dwindling. Nicknamed “The Rock,” Alcatraz was a place prisoners didn’t want to go. From the discovery of the island to the closing of the prison, Alcatraz has had a lot of action over the years. With a great warden that kept the place in check, “The Rock” stayed under control, even though Alcatraz held some of the worst criminals of its time. Has anyone escaped. Well, there were those three guys that went missing, but keep reading to find out about that....   [tags: Alcatraz Island, Prison, San Francisco Bay]

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The Use Of Prisons And How The Are A Very Complex Mechanism

- Understanding the organization of prisons and how the are can is a very complex mechanism. In “Stateville: The penitentiary in Mass Society”, Jacobs seeks to understand the organization in the Stateville prison system, one of the world’s toughest prisons. Giving the history of the prison does this and how things ran under different wardens, and how things were coupled throughout different organizations. When looking at these things Jacobs also points out issues in the prison and how they happened under what type of organization....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Panopticon, Leadership]

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Privatization of American Prisons

- Introduction: In America today, there is a trend in corrections of taking the duty of running prisons out of the hands of state and federal authorities and contracting it out to private organizations. Along with the drift to privatization is a plethora of research pertaining to the subject taking many different approaches to analyzing the effectiveness. The majority of research focuses on one of three areas. The first questioning whether or not it is cost effective to make the switch. The second being the ethical problems that can and have risen from the privatization of prisons....   [tags: State, Federal Authorities, Private Organizations]

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Prisons : A Part Of Society For As Long As It Is Faced With Social Enemies

- Intro: Prisons will be a part of society for as long as it is faced with social enemies. Incarceration is the state of being confined in prison, typically for committing a criminal act. Ideologies, resulting in a positive outcome, either for the individual or society, are what dominate the Canadian criminal justice responses to crime. These beliefs are enshrined in the Principles of Sentencing that are included in the Criminal Code of Canada. Section 718 of the Criminal Code states that: The fundamental purpose of sentencing is to contribute, along with crime prevention initiatives, to respect for the law and the maintenance of a just, peaceful and safe society by imposing just sanctions tha...   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminology, Criminal justice]

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Jails, Prisons, and Rehabilitation

- Prisons and jails are both referred to as incarcerations. A prison is where people get physically confined and lack personal freedom, and also those awaiting trails and those serving a term exceeding one year are confined here, while a jail is where inmates are housed prior to their trials on local level and those serving a term of one year or less. The society is protected from the offenders by them being confined in prisons, where their behaviors can be monitored, or they can be placed in community-based facilities which are secured and also offer an opportunity for the prisoners to acquire skills and knowledge through work related activities....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Jails and Prisons Comparison

- Prisons and jails hold some similar characteristics but are completely different models in which they serve in the criminal justice system. Some of the types of crimes that America faces today are: violent crimes, property, white collar or organized crime, and public order crimes (Worrall, 2008). The criminal justice system sets the regulations and policies of how an offender will be held accountable for their inappropriate actions. The criminal justice system is a process that takes time and money from society....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Increased Population of Prisons

- Overcrowded prisons and improper punishment systems are enormous social issues for our government. The United States has seen steady growth in its prisons. A projected increment in seen due to “get-tough” policies that locks up offenders for longer sentences (Ohlemacher, 2007, para. 1). The correction system had been through various phases of transformation, and the government had been tough on crime; this approach had resulted in rising prison populations. There are many factors that cause overcrowding prisons in the United States....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Injustices in American Prisons

- America is a melting pot, as I’m sure you have heard a million times before. However, one place in this country where the minority group is comprised not only of one race, but rather multiple ones, lies in the America’s prison system. The majority of people in this country are free. As of 2009, the rate of incarceration in our country was 743 per 100,000 people, or 0.743% (“Incarceration in the United States,” 2014). In a country of over 300 million people, I would say that a group of two million people would constitute a minority....   [tags: minority groups, blacks, hispanics]

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Suicide in Male Prisons

- I chose the article, “An exploratory analysis of the Acquired Capability for Suicide Scale in male prison inmates” (Smith et al., 2013). In this article, a study is presented, in which inmates are given various scales/questionnaires to self-report life events that could cause them to contemplate or attempt suicide. “Worldwide, suicide is the leading cause of death in prison inmates and accounts for half of the deaths in prisons” (Smith et al., 2013). Due to there not being any studies on the theories behind suicide and prison inmates, this study used the Acquired Capability for Suicide Scale on a select number of inmates....   [tags: article analysis, scales, inmates]

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The Purpose of Prisons

- The Purpose of Prisons In prisons today, rehabilitation, deterrence, incapacitation, and retribution are all elements that provide a justice to society. Prisons effectively do their part in seeing that one if not more of these elements are met and successfully done. If it were not for these elements, than what would a prison be good for. It is highly debated upon whether or not these elements are done properly. It is a fact that these are and a fact that throughout the remainder of time these will be a successful part of prison life....   [tags: Papers]

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Private Prisons Are Far Worse Than Any Maximum Security State Prison

- Private prisons are far worse than any maximum security state prison because conditions are harsh and horrible. Imagine being a correctional officer in a state prison compared to being a CO (correctional officer) in a private prison. Shane Baeur worked as a private prison guard for four months in order to investigate the happenings inside of a private prison to be able to see how it works and to possibly get inside any files and or reports uncensored. Getting information from private prisons is quite difficult because when they let reporters in they usually censor the majority of the truth and are under no condition obliged by law to report or publicly show their information....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Tax, Criminal justice]

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Privatization of American Prisons: a System for Profit

- Abstract The subject of this paper will be a compilation of research on the privatization of American prisons. This will include the reasons for, the historical aspects of, and the ethical and legal problems that it can and has caused. The research methods that will be used to develop this research paper will be done through both classical use of books and use of internet-based sources. This topic is important for analysis because the privatization of American prisons is a subject that raises many ethical and legal questions on its legitimacy and effectiveness as a means of correction....   [tags: Politics Prison ]

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Supermaximum Security Prisons

- The correctional system has tried to determine what the best method for dealing with criminals is, particularly criminals who are deemed to be the "worst criminal" type. There are two different models that have been suggested, the dispersion model and the consolidation model. To define it simply, the dispersion model "scatters offenders with unusually dangerous histories or disruptive behavioral patterns throughout the correctional system, thus avoiding a concentration of such offenders in any one location" (Hickey, 2010, p....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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America’s Prisons and Their Effects On Society

- Every civilization in history has had rules, and citizens who break them. To this day governments struggle to figure out the best way to deal with their criminals in ways that help both society and those that commit the crimes. Imprisonment has historically been the popular solution. However, there are many instances in which people are sent to prison that would be better served for community service, rehab, or some other form of punishment. Prison affects more than just the prisoner; the families, friends, employers, and communities of the incarcerated also pay a price....   [tags: law, police, goverment]

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Attica Prison Riot and Prison Reform

- We live in a society today filled with crime and fear. We are told not to go out after a certain hour, always move in groups, and even at times advised to carry a weapon on ourselves. There is only one thing that gives us piece of mind in this new and frightening world we live in: the American penal system. We are taught when growing up to believe that all of the bad people in the world are locked up, far out of sight and that we are out of reach of their dangerous grasp. Furthermore, the murderers and rapists we watch on television, we believe once are caught are to be forgotten and never worried about again....   [tags: Society, Crime, Fear, Prisons]

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American Intervention: Prisons in the United States

- ... In fact, as of right now United States is number one for the most imprisonments in every year. What other countries can do to help the United States is transport prisoners to ally countries so there can be room for more; monitor prison overcrowding, examine best practices, and look how to alleviate jail overcrowding. A major reason for overcrowding is the imperfections of the justice system. Prison overcrowding impacts all criminal justice systems. The Justice system, for all of the Justice it brings, isn’t perfect....   [tags: overcrowding, justice, criminal]

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The Overcrowding, Gangs and Substance Abuse in Prisons

- The overcrowding issues in prisons, the gangs in prisons and the illegal drugs and substances. In this assignment, I will be discussing respectively in order on these three issues and what can be done to correct it. In additions, I will be discussing about what I would do to rectify these issues if I were in charge, I will be using my own ideas along with the researches from credible sources to support my ideas. First, I would like to discuss about the overcrowding issues in prisons. Prison is not a good and enjoyable place to be in a first place however, more people are going to prison....   [tags: correctional systems, criminal justice]

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Similarities And Differences Between The American Prison System And The Prisons System

- General Purpose: To inform my audience of the similarities and differences between the American prison system and the prison systems abroad. Thesis: Comparing the policies and regulations in the American prison system to prison systems abroad to understand how their similarities and differences may contribute to the successes or failures of each system. Introduction: I. Attention Getter: There are varied opinions of what the purpose of a prison should be. For example, some people may think that a prison’s primary function is to punish criminals, some may believe that it is to protect society from dangerous people and others may think that it’s purpose is to help these troubled individuals...   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Criminology]

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Prisons May Cause Individuals to Reoffend

- Introduction Currently, statistics indicate that 60 percent of criminals have reoffended at some point in their lifetimes. Many argue that prison causes an individual to reoffend, however many oppose this belief and argue that other factors cause a high rate of reoffending. This controversial topic raises multiple questions regarding prison and its role in reoffending, as well as what other factors can cause an individual to reoffend. The question then raised is: “to what extent does prison cause an individual to reoffend?” This question will help to determine the major factors causing individuals to reoffend, as well as give insight into additional statistics related to the topic....   [tags: criminals, multiple crimes]

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Prisons and the UK Criminal Justice System

- The ongoing role of prison within the UK Criminal Justice System is becoming increasingly unclear. On the one hand in the 21st century, it is considered to be a “state strategy for crime control, a deterrent for those contemplating crime and punitive response for those who have broken laws”McAvinchey (2011 pg.10). On the other hand, it is also supposed to have a rehabilitative purpose, the intended role of a prison is to rehabilitate the offender so that when they have completed their prison sentence, they can be successfully rehabilitated back into the community and live a crime free fulfilled life....   [tags: crime, prisoners, rehabilitation]

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