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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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Overview of Sossamon vs. Texas

- I Introduction Harvey Leroy Sossamon III was denied the ability to use the prison chapels, in the state prison in which he was being held (Oyez.org). Sossamon had been in the Robertson Unit of the Correctional Institutions Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 2002 (Fasoro). His claims for use were that of religious purposes, the state prison warden in fact denied all inmates that were cell restricted access to such activities. Sossamon was entitled to the use the chapel, in fact it was in his rights....   [tags: Prison Chapels, Sovereign Immunity]

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Sentencing Of The State Of Texas

- Sentencing in the State of Texas Over the years sentencing in the United States has undergone several dramatic changes. In the eighteenth century, the sentencing of criminal defendants was left to juries. If a defendant was convicted, the jury decided the facts that would affect sentencing, and a predetermined sentence was imposed based on those findings. In the late eighteenth century, legislatures began to prescribe imprisonment as punishment, replacing such punishments as public whipping and confinement in stocks....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Murder, Life imprisonment]

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Working For The Great State Of Texas

- Working for the great state of Texas for the Department of Criminal Justice for the last five years has been a very rewarding job. Some people do find the job to be very difficult and they tend not to last with the agency. The agency has provided all the employees a set of core values to go by. I believe in these core values and try to instill it into every officer that I am assigned. These Correctional Officers ask me several times on how they will be able to become better officers. I tell each of them if they follow the core values of the agency that they would have an easier time....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Prison, Corrections]

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The Law Enforcement Of The Texas Rangers

- Introduction There are countless of interpretations of the criminal justice system that we practice in today’s world. The criminal justice system consists of these three components: police, courts, and corrections. (“Anonymous,” n.d.) The Texas Rangers were considered the first police association in 1835. In today’s society, our organization consists of over 17,000 law administrations only in the United States. Sizes of police departments can range from small little cities, to cities like Chicago, or LA that have over hundreds of officers....   [tags: Crime, Police, Capital punishment, Prison]

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The Texas Department Of Criminal Justice System

- The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Reentry and Integration Division is guided by legislative mandates designed to establish a comprehensive reentry and integration plan for Offenders involved in the adult criminal justice system. The target of the division is to reduce recidivism by providing a three phase Reentry program for releasing adult offenders in conjunction with the Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI). TCOOMMI coordinates the mental health and medical needs of offenders under supervision through partnerships and state resources....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Crime]

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The Treatment Of Prison Reform

- Prison Reform “…regarded it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison” (Hawthorne). This quote from The Scarlet Letter is actually true. Prisons were among the first buildings built among colonization. The prisons were not for punishment- that was usually done publicly. Punishments fell into the four categories of fines, public shame, physical chastisement, and death. These prisons were usually just holding places for those awaiting trial or awaiting punishment....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Prison reform]

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The Case State Of Texas V. James Broadnax

- I, Israel Tefera a jury number one in the case state of Texas v. James Broadnax, herby give the final verdict on the aforementioned case before the jury. After deliberating on the case, we the jury have given to this court our opinion on the case. If I may, before reading the verdict go through my thought process, I would appreciate it your honor. Throughout, we have heard from the victims’ family. I would like to now offer in my behalf and on the behalf of my fellow jurors in the case our utmost sympathies for the respective families of the two victims on the loss of Mr....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Jury, Prison]

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The Incarceration Of Prison Prisoners

- Unacceptable Mass Incarceration What goes on behind prison doors is not really discussed in the public. There has been many inmate versus correctional facility cases, but they never reach society’s eye because society does not take interest in prisoners; forgetting that prisoners are humans with rights as well. Prisons in Ohio are becoming more and more over-capacitated. This is causing prisons to become extremely unsanitary, have a harder time controlling the mass amount of inmates, as well as the inmate 's health....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Corrections]

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The Solution For Prison Overcrowding

- The Solution to Prison Overcrowding in the United States In the 1980 's the media sensationalized crime and the only way to contain this threat was to imprison criminals for as long as possible. In turn, the United States began to fight a metaphorical "War on Drugs". This "tough on crime" mentality began to lead to a system of mass incarceration. Mass incarceration is the vast system of laws, customs, and policies that makes up the justice system that is responsible for the enormous amount of people that occupy prisons in the United States....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Violent crime]

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Prison Gangs And The United States

- Prison gangs were created by inmates as a way to protect themselves from other inmates. Each prison gang has their reasons for existing. There are five prison gangs in the United States. These gangs are as follow: The Aryan Brotherhood, The Black Guerilla Family, Texas Syndicate, Mexican Mafia, and La Nuestra Familia. They all have similar beliefs, meanings of their tattoos, how gangs impact their lives and society, and the challenges they bring the prison system in order to decrease gang population....   [tags: Prison gang, Mexican Mafia, Aryan Brotherhood]

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Influential Hispanics of Early Texas

- Influential Hispanics of Early Texas May 30, 2010 Influential Hispanics of early Texas Many people that were indigenous to New Spain and latter, Mexico had settled in Texas when it was a northern State of Mexico. Many contributed in an effort to tame the wild paradise and bring civilization to the region beyond what the Spanish missionaries had begun a century before. In 1821, Mexico gained independence from Spain, and began to actively recruit people to populate the land north of the Rio Grande with far more urgency that did Spain....   [tags: Texas History]

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Taking a Closer Look at Prison Gangs

- Prison Gangs Ever since the creation of the first prison gang the ‘Gypsy Jokers’, gangs in prisons have been a handful for officials trying to provide safety and security not only for corrections workers but for inmates as well. Prison gangs have been responsible for carrying out any number of illicit activites behind bars, these include but may not be limited to: gambling, drugs, protection, and prostitution (Knox, 2012). Over the years research for prison gangs proves difficult because of the secretive nature behind these organizations, but there is new evidence being brought to light that is helping combat these illusive and lucrative criminal organizations....   [tags: permanent part of prison life]

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Improvement Necessary For The Us Prison System

- Improvement Necessary for the US Prison System. If you knew how much of your tax money is going towards locking people behind bars, would you be satisfied with the current prison system. Many think that there is nothing wrong with the American prison system, or have no interest in finding out if it is or not. But the topic is also barely talked about, so it makes sense for people not to know, but I believe that the current prison system in the USA is defective and needs improvement to be beneficial to the community....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Criminology, Crime]

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Prison Terms Ineffective as Deterrent to Crime

- ... However, as the time passed the pillars of the criminal justice were modified in order to deter crime. Over the past generation, the landscape of sentencing prisoners has changed dramatically. Over this same period, United States of America has made a number of modifications in one of the basis of American criminal justice policy, Prison Term. Prison Terms has taken the place of public flogging, death penalty and torture. Stastics has shows that many states has abolished death penalty. Today in order to deter the crime, Nowadays, only few states in the United States of America such as Texas, practices Death Penalty....   [tags: justice, system, criminal, prison, term]

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The Incarceration Of Prison And Prison

- Prison Reformation The US spends billions each year on incarcerating convicted criminals. Upon release, the recidivism rate among felons is close to 2/3 according to a report published by the Bureau of Justice (Cooper, Alexia D., Dr, Matthew R. Durose, and Howard N. Snyder, Dr). To coincide with this many states have dropped from their corrections department the phrase rehabilitation. Is this a sign that even the system has given up on trying to reform criminals. It seems that criminals are merely taken off the street, then thrown in to prison....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Criminal justice]

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The Impact Of Prison Education On Community Reintegration Of Inmates

- An additional study of education in prisons titled, The Impact of Prison Education on Community Reintegration of Inmates: The Texas Case, discusses the effects of education on recidivism (Fabelo, 2002). The study examined the prison educational experience along with recidivism rates of 32,020 inmates released from prison for the very first time from 1997 to 1998. The findings were that “inmates with the highest education were more likely upon release to obtain employment, have higher wages, and lower recidivism” (Fabelo 1)....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Recidivism, Criminal justice]

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Prison Growth In American From 1970-2008

- Why has there been a massive growth of the prison industry in America since the 1970's. Since the 1970's there has been a steady increase in the prison population where statistics now show from the BJS that more than one in every 100 adults are now imprisoned. Statistics from the "PEW" state that one in 30 men between the ages of 20-34 are behind bars; however just because there is an increase in the numbers it does not mean it's due to an increase in crime. To further emphasize just how significant the growth is, the population in 1970 was around 300,000 but now the population in 2008 is over 2.3 million (BJS 2006)....   [tags: Prison Prisoners Jail]

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The Treatment Of Pregnant At Prison

- Pregnant While in Prison A topic I would like to write about would be the treatment that women who are pregnant while in prison receive. Although they are in prison there is still proper care that they need to ensure that they and the baby are healthy. There were things like they would be chained to the beds during doctor visits, they are not given proper vitamins or food. They make them wear belly chains which are something that is chained to their wrist, around their stomach and then to their feet....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Childbirth]

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The Us Prison Industrial Complex

- The US Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) is used to attribute the rapid expansion of the US inmate population to the political influence of private prison companies and businesses that supply goods and services to government prison agencies. The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States and its investors are on Wall Street. After spending $5.2 billion on prison construction over the past fifteen years, California now has not only the largest but also the most overcrowded prison system in the United States....   [tags: Prison, United States, Penology]

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Is Prison Life Really Like For Inmates?

- Some people have no idea what it feels like to be in prison, according to statistics simply one out of every five people really knows what the prison life is like. Nearly 1.4 million people out of the U.S.’s 280 million people that remain in prison. (Thomas, 2). One of the main reasons people know about prisons is because of the movies. The things that contribute to people stereotyping the prison life is news, movies, and books. Prisoners do receive three meals a day, workout facilities, a library, as well as other things....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Homosexuality, Prison gang]

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Prison Sentences For Nonviolent Crimes

- As previously stated, the US contributes to more than a quarter of the global population of incarcerated people. European countries such as Germany and the Netherlands have decreased their incarceration rate to 79 and 82 people per 100,000 compared to the United States rate which is 716 per 100,000. A report created by the Vera Institute of Justice claims that Germany and the Netherlands were successful in reducing incarceration rates because they are focused on resocialization and rehabilitation rather than America prisons which focus on punishment and isolation....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Recidivism, Penology]

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Gangs in Prison

- Introduction Prison gangs are originally formed by inmates as a way of protecting themselves from the other inmates. These gangs have turned out to be violent and thus posing a threat to security. This paper will have a look at the different gangs in prisons, their history, beliefs and missions, and the differences and similarities in these gangs. The Aryan Brotherhood The Aryan Brotherhood started in 1964 was founded by Tyler Bingham and Barry Mills who were white supremacists and Irish American bikers....   [tags: Gangs Essays]

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Death Of Texas : A Death Penalty

- A Death in Texas In 1982, the state of Texas became the first jurisdiction in the world to carry out an execution by lethal injection. Leaving many in the US and around the world to voice their opinion of should the death penalty be a form of punishment for taking the life of someone. Individuals who are against the death penalty argue, that putting someone to death continues the cycle of senseless murdering. However, others who are for the death penalty argues that those who take a life should face the consequences of committing a murder....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder]

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The Immigration Of The Texas Border Volunteers

- Furthermore, in 2002 alone there were numerous death pertaining to car or train deaths involving the smugglings of undocumented immigrants. Early in the summer of that year, the bodies of two young men ages sixteen and twenty one were found inside of a car’s trunk after careless smugglers fled the scene when deputies began chase of the Mazda caring undocumented migrants (Urrea 210). Later that summer four migrants were killed after the driver drove on the wrong side of the road and colliding head-on with another car causing it to go flying over the embankment (Urrea 69).That same year the bodies of eleven migrants were found locked within a train’s rail car months after being loaded by the c...   [tags: Immigration to the United States, Immigration]

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Mandatory Minimums : Prison Sentences Imposed On Offenders By Law

- Mandatory minimums, harsh prison sentences imposed on offenders by law, where discretion is limited. Offenders, most of the time nonviolent, are faced with prison terms that are meant for a drug kingpin, not a low level first or second time offender. Mandatory minimums have been proven not to be the answer in our criminal justice system and need to be changed. Mandatory Minimums has created a problem within our society where we send everyone to prison and don 't present offenders with better opportunities....   [tags: Prison, Mandatory sentencing, Crime]

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From Juvenile Justice School To Prison Pipeline

- In the most recent years, the relationship between educational institutions and the juvenile justice system, which was once created to protect children, has displayed an ultimatum for minors through “zero tolerance” policies that result in sending individuals from school to prison to pipeline. Studies have shown that these policies are not beneficial to students or the educational environment that should be guaranteed to children. Opponents argue that the policies promote safety, but through this research it can be concluded that the policies actually increase danger....   [tags: Prison, justice, youth]

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Capital Punishment Is The Process Of Putting A Prison Inmate

- Capital punishment is the process of putting a prison inmate to death. This process can be done by electrocution, firing squad, gas chamber, or lethal injection. In the state of Oklahoma, lethal injection, electrocution, and firing squad are all different ways inmates can be put to death; lethal injection being the main method (Method of Execution 2015). The process of lethal injection is very complex and intricate so many states have invested in computerized machines that inject the chemicals in specific quantities and intervals into the inmate....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Murder]

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The War On Drug : Prison Funding And Much More

- The war on Drug: Prison Funding & Much More The war on drugs in the United States, has been an argument for a very long time, with whether they should fund these prevention and rehabilitation center. Weather the U.S should spend less money or not. Spending money on theses center and keeping these drug offenders in prison for a long time and then having these murders and rapists in for just a little amount of time, and then these drug offenders for more then what these others felonies have inside these prisons....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, United States]

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Is Prison Privatization Really a Long Term Fix?

- Prison Privatization is a term used for which local, state and federal correction facilities hire companies from the private sector to run prisons and provide prison-related services. Some private companies are contracted only to provide things such as medical care, counseling, food services, and maintenance within publicly owned jails and prisons. Today, more and more private companies are being contracted to not only design and build, but also to operate new jails and prisons on both the state and federal level....   [tags: Prison Reform, criminal justice, informative]

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Prison Expansion: No Benefit to Society

- No one likes seeing large imposing buildings with high brick walls and barbed wire topping them And behind those thick walls is another imposing building with small slivers crossed with large grates to let light in and men and women clothed in orange roaming the highly watched yard. They are imposing and daunting buildings, ones that would take away from a community’s attractiveness. But worse than seeing a new building like this one being built in one’s community, is seeing an already imposing building expanding into one’s neighborhood....   [tags: Crime & Punishment]

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School And Prison Pipeline Inequality

- School-to-Prison Pipeline Inequality There is a strong inequality present in this problem as well, minorities who are often already at a disadvantage compared to their white classmates, are that much more dependent upon receiving an education as a way to break the chains of poverty, but it isn’t just learning, if they are not in school, they are not in an environment that is safe and constructive, therefore a suspension can be life altering (Nelson & Lind, 2015). Studies have shown it is the number-one predictor even more so than a student’s poverty level that the failure to receive an education greatly increases the likelihood of unemployment, and deviant behavior (Nelson & Lind, 2015)....   [tags: High school, Education, Middle school, Disability]

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Certiorari to the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas

- ... The defense compared him to Penry since he had a low IQ and a learning and speech disorder. The defense tried to argue how the Texas death penalty was unconstitutional according to the Eighth Amendment, but the Judge and Jury did not change their minds and the death penalty still stood (Kennedy). III Discussion LaRoyce Lathair Smith got convicted of capital murder and was given the death penalty by a jury in Dallas County, Texas. Before the jury made its decision, the judge added a “nullification instruction.” The instruction that the trial judge gave instructed that the jury to give effect to mitigation evidence, but the jury was allowed to do this by negating what would have been a pos...   [tags: jury, death penalty]

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The Rise of America’s Prison Empire

- When envisioning a prison, one often conceptualizes a grisly scene of hardened rapists and murderers wandering aimlessly down the darkened halls of Alcatraz, as opposed to a pleasant facility catering to the needs of troubled souls. Prisons have long been a source of punishment for inmates in America and the debate continues as to whether or not an overhaul of the US prison system should occur. Such an overhaul would readjust the focuses of prison to rehabilitation and incarceration of inmates instead of the current focuses of punishment and incarceration....   [tags: Analysis, Robert Perkinson, Alcatraz]

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Lance Lowry in the Criminal Justice System

- Lance Lowry began his 20 year career in Texas’s criminal justice as a cadet in 1994 in South Texas’s Police Academy. He worked as a police officer in Alice, TX, a town of about 20,000 starting in 1995. In 2000, Lance left police work to become a TDCJ Correctional Officer. From 2000-2003, Lance worked as Correctional Officer in Ellis Unit in Huntsville, Texas and then transferred to Holliday Unit, also in Huntsville. From the Holliday Unit, Lance worked at James H. Byrd Unit (Huntsville), which was formerly the diagnostic intake unit for DR inmates prior to being transferred to Polunsky....   [tags: South Texas Police Academy, Texas]

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The Texas Department of Corrections and Norwegian Correctional Services

- Texas Department of Corrections and Norwegian Correctional Services After examining the websites for the New York State Department of Corrections (NYSDOC), the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), and Kriminalomsorgen (Norwegian Correctional Services), we are given a comprehensive overview of the many similarities that each organization shares. For instance, despite the “tough on crime” approach, rehabilitation remains an integral component for all three organizations. It is important to note that although Norway places a greater emphasis on rehabilitation, each department shares similar visions, goals, and values....   [tags: organization comparison and contrast]

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Capital Punishment in Texas versus Colorado

- Capital Punishment in Texas versus Colorado The definition of justice is often thought of as an opinion. This theory is sometimes true, but can cause a huge dilemma. How can we live by the rules when they are not definite. Isn't that what justice is. Living by the rules. Maybe justice is an absolute. Maybe our opinion of justice is just part of the whole thing. Everyone is just seeing a part of the big picture. It may seem that there may not be a definite justice, but it is just something that exists....   [tags: Papers]

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Domestic Violence in The State of Texas

- Domestic violence seems to be a never-ending problem from state to state with every state having its fair share of domestic violence. The Texas Council on Family Violence was formed to serve three focal points when dealing with domestic violence in the State of Texas implementing prevention programs that are focused in ending the root cause of domestic violence, providing victim services of domestic violence and promoting support to victims and the violent offenders to help them deal with their issues in domestic violence....   [tags: family violence, victms, wrongdoers]

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The Judicial Power Of The State Of Texas

- The judicial power of the State of Texas is derived from Article 5, Section 1 of the Texas Constitution and it is vested in one Supreme Court, in one Court of Criminal Appeals, in Courts of Appeals, in District Courts, in County Courts, in Commissioners Courts, in Courts of Justices of the Peace, and in such other courts as may be provided by law. Abraham Lincoln once said, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth”, however, the ambiguous language and aim of the constitution has allowed for numerous interpretations of the law....   [tags: Capital punishment]

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The Death Of Texas By Steve Earle

- Anybody can write and persuade a certain audience, based on how the writer wants their audience to look at the situation. In Steve Earle’s essay “A Death in Texas”, he persuades his readers that he wants to believe that Johnathan Wayne Nobles was rehabilitated. In the essay, Nobles was a changed man within faith from becoming a religious man within the prison walls. Prison guards learned to trust Nobles with his quick-witted charm and friendliness. Steve persuaded himself that Johnathan was a changed man from the words that they had exchanged over the years on paper....   [tags: Regulatory Focus Theory, Persuasion, Murder]

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The Death Of Texas By Steve Earle

- “A Death in Texas” by Steve Earle is the true-life story of a friendship that occurred over ten years of writing (pen pals) between each other between a death row inmate named Johnathon Wayne Nobbles and singer song0writer Steve Earle, and Earle’s opinion on capital punishment as he waits to witness the execution of the death row inmate he now calls friend. Capital Punishment should NOT be abolished, because it is the only punishment that fits the crime, it is not cruel-inhumane, and Capital Punishment provides closure for all to heal....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Lethal injection]

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Crime And Punishment : The State Of Texas

- Most crimes have several degrees to which a person can be charged. Stealing from another person has multiple layers depending on the value of what was taken and whether an offender used force or intimidation against the victim. If you cause the death of another person, willfully or not, there are, again, degrees of culpability. As if knowing all of this isn 't enough, the charges you will be facing are all dependent on the state a person committed the crime in. The state of Texas for example has eight classifications of crime and punishment ranges....   [tags: Rape, Crime, Human sexual behavior, Murder]

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Gangs and Violence in The Prison System

- Gangs and Violence in the Prison System Introduction Gang violence is nationwide and is one of the most prominent problems in the prison system today. Gangs are known to attempt to control the prisons/jails, instill fear within the prison system and throughout the society, and bring negative attention to the system. “Gang affiliated inmates comprise about 18 percent of the 18000 inmate population.”(Seabrook) A growing numbers of inmates and a large amount of them serving longer sentences for violent crimes suggest a notable increase in gangs and violence in the prison system in the upcoming future....   [tags: Criminal Justice]

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Bad School For Prison Pipeline

- Bad schools, bad polices and police fuel The school to prison pipeline It is estimated that 3.3 million children annually are expelled or suspended for violent or nonviolent offenses while attending school. The majority of the offenses are nonviolent offenses that are handled just as harshly as violent school infractions due to zero tolerance laws. This essay will show how zero tolerance laws, bad schools and policing in schools is failing millions of minority students and fueling the school to prison pipeline....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, High school, Criminology]

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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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Determinate Sentencing: Last Chance in Texas

- For Determinate Sentencing Determinate sentencing is becoming more popular in juvenile courts. It is a special statute that allows for the possibility of a juvenile serving a sentence beyond the age of 21. It specifically covers certain violent offenses and drug cases, like murder, capital murder, sexual assault, and indecency with a child. Aggravated controlled substances cases are also covered (TYC website). The alternative to determinate sentencing is blended sentencing, which allows judges to issue delinquent offenders both juvenile and adult dispositions....   [tags: 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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Prison Gangs: Gangs and Security Threat Group Awareness

- One of the major problems of corrections today is the security threat group - more commonly known as the prison gang. A security threat group (STG) can be defined as any group of offenders who pose a treat to the security and physical safety of the institution. Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, prison gangs focused primarily on uniting inmates for self protection and the monopolization of illegal prison activities for monetary gain (F.B.P., 1994, p. 2). STGs are mostly divided along racial lines and practiced defiance towards authority....   [tags: security threat group (STG)]

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Indentifying Prison Gangs: Their Bonds and Their Ink

- While in prison criminals become part of the gang or a member of the gang's victim pool. Race and culture seem to be the major factors in the victimization of inmates. The inmate may not be racist when he enters the system, however the need for survival against other inmates may force these characteristics to become more prominent. In the summer of 1998, a young man named William King was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of James Byrd Jr. Byrd was a black man from Jasper County, Texas, whom was bound at the ankles and dragged to death behind a truck....   [tags: Criminology ]

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Texas V. Johnson : The Constitutional Protection Of Free Speech

- The United States has always been a champion for freedom. Individual freedom and expression is the very foundation upon which this nation was founded. The First Amendment and freedom of speech is one of the American people’s most precious freedoms. However the line between the protection of free speech and that of unlawful actions are often blurred. Are speeches that incite lawlessness and chaos protected under the First Amendment. When does an act that is potentially harmful to good order and discipline no longer fall under the constitutional protection of free speech....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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Survey of Marijuna Usage at Texas Christian University

- ... For example across the United States there are many different ways marijuana use handled in the criminal justice realm. According to the MPP, Marijuana Policy Project, Kansas is one the state with some the harshest drug policies. If an individual is caught with a gram of marijuana they face a one year prison stay and a one thousand dollar fine. Any subsequent marijuana charges can carry a prison stay of at least 10 months and up to three and a half years. Also they would be faced with a one hundred thousand dollar fine....   [tags: legalize, criminal, health, study]

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Texas V. Johnson

- Texas v. Johnson (1989) In 1984, following a protest march through the streets of Dallas, Texas against the policies of the Reagan Administration, Gregory Lee Johnson was handed an American flag. Outside the Dallas City Hall, Johnson through the flag onto the ground, poured kerosene on it, and set fire to it. Many protesters around Johnson began a chant of, "America, the red, white, and blue, we spit on you!" While many protesters agreed with what Johnson had done, there were several others who felt extremely offended....   [tags: Flag Burning Legal Case Law]

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The Document that Changed the Course of History: Victory or Death Letter

- We may forget a lot of the important historical events that have occurred in the past, but there are some things that are well remembered by people everywhere. The impact of William Barret Travis and his famous “Victory or Death” letter is one of those things and will never be forgotten. The original letter is one of the few historical documents that has survived the test of time. Travis, one of the heros of the Alamo, with his call to all people of the world for assistance has made a lasting impact....   [tags: william travis, alamo, texas]

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Race Murder and Community Trauma: The Impact of the Killing of James Byrd in Jasper, Texas

- In the late 1900s, racial tension was considered by society, to be non-existent until James Byrd Jr. was murdered. In 1998, James Byrd Jr, an African American male age of 49 was kidnapped. Byrd was not kidnapped for ransom, but for an outcome of death. After leaving a family gathering Byrd was manipulated into getting a ride home from three white men. The three men included John King, Shawn Berry, and Lawrence Brewer, whom “…established ties to racist organizations during previous prison terms.”(Brookfield)....   [tags: racial tension, african-american ]

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Comparison of Juvenile Court in Texas and North Carolina

- The two States that I did a comparison on is Texas which is where I reside and North Carolina. The reason I chose North Carolina is because that is the State that I was born in and also where my son is going to attend college. As with most states there are two main goals 1) To prevent crimes and to rehabilitate juveniles, 2) The Safety of the Public. It is up to Law makers and others to find the best ways to meet these goals. There is not a set guideline or specific procedures in the Nation for The Juvenile Justice System, so each state makes their own....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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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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Tougher Incarceration Sentences Deter Repeat Offending For Women

- Methodology Women go to prison for many things and their sentences are determined on what crime they committed. They could get a couple of months sentence for trespassing on someone 's property or they could get several years if they committed a homicide. The research question that is wanted to be answered in this research project is: would longer and tougher incarceration sentences deter repeat offending for women. Participants The population for this study is defined as the number of women who have been to prison, have gotten out, and then had either offended again or had not offended again during the time of this sampling....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Research, Validity]

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Ableism of Those Who Are Deaf: Discriminationa and Exclusion of Disabilities

- ... McCay Vernon states people in charge of prisons overestimate the ability of the hearing impaired to read lips. Even if the conditions for lip reading were perfect, meaning a well lit room, the speaker facing the hearing impaired, and so on, experienced lip readers normally understand only 5% of what has been stated (Vernon). Also according to Vernon, this barrier is taken to another level for those deaf and hearing impaired prisoners who have prelingual deafness, meaning they lost their hearing before the age of three....   [tags: language, hearing, prison, deaf]

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The Mistreatment Of Prisoners?

- The Mistreatment of Prisoners What comes to mind when thinking of prison. Confinement. Violence. It is no secret that prisons are known for being unpleasant places. The main purpose for having prisons is to detain those that cause harm to our daily lives. In society 's eyes, people that don 't follow orders and cause trouble within communities are considered a danger. Generally, most tend to not care about the well being of wrongdoers. The bad guys get put away, so the public can move on with their lives in peace....   [tags: Prison, Human rights, Prison escape, Punishment]

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Treatment Of Female And Female Offenders

- Research on the different needs and stressors of male and female offenders began in 1990s. Before this time, women and girls were the ‘‘forgotten offenders’’ because they were overlooked in correctional research, policy development, program design, and organizational management (Morton, 2007). Recently, the amount of female prisoners in correctional facilities has been increasing dramatically. Female prisoners increased from 108,800 in 2012 to 111,300 in 2013. The female prison population increased in 36 states, including Texas, California, Florida, and New York (the states with the largest number of prisoners)....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Incarceration]

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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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Criminals Of The United States

- Criminals in the United States often get an unfair prison sentence due to the current imperfect system. The laws and guidelines that are used to determine an offender 's sentence are greatly flawed. Some crimes are much more severe than others; therefore using the same rules and regulations for all crimes as if they are all the same is unfitting. A drug dealer, a murder, and a fraudster could receive the same amount of prison time which is clearly unfair and unreasonable. Changing the guidelines that are followed would be lawful and the morally right thing to do....   [tags: Crime, Misdemeanor, Prison, Sentence]

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Proposal to Cut Down Juvenile Crime

- The problem of juvenile violence has become one of the most overwhelming problems of our time for Texas and for the United States. The problem is spread throughout the United States. The serious crimes are usually thought to be problems of the urban city, but this is no longer a problem just for the inner city. The problem has spread through the suburban areas of the city in cases just like the first example. Citizens are spending tons of money trying to fight the problem on their own. They purchase everything they can to combat crime....   [tags: Juvenile Crime, social reform, Texas law]

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A General Overview Of Joaquin Guzman 's Criminal Career And His Multiple Escapes From Federal Prison

- El Chapo Topic: Joaquin Guzman Organization: Topical/chronological Specific Purpose: I want to give a general overview of Joaquin Guzman’s criminal career, including his multiple escapes from federal prison. I. Introduction a. Attention Getter: Have any of you ever smoked weed. Done cocaine. If you answered yes, there is an almost 50% chance that it was smuggled across the border by the Sinaloa Cartel, which is controlled by one Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. b. Relevance: Guzman is the leader of one of the largest criminal organizations in the world, thus making him one of the most powerful men in the world....   [tags: Mexican Drug War, Illegal drug trade]

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A Brief Note On The Cost Of Imprisonment

- Nylha Hickman Cost of Imprisonment $39 billion, that’s the amount spent on prison in 2012-2013. Not on the baby coming up in the public school system or health care for the veterans of the United States Army, but on prison. In 2012 the NY times did a study showing that the annual average taxpayers in New York City cost very conflicted and most times was $31,286 per inmate. Imprisonment is a topic that is miss understood. Taxpayers are paying for everything as little as the handcuffs these men and women are carrying on their hips, and things as big as the courthouse that they are taken to in order to be sentenced....   [tags: Prison, United States, Tax, Crime]

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Controlling The Revolving Door : China

- Controlling the Revolving Door China has a population 5 times greater than the US, yet we lock up more people than any other country. Prisons and jails control the largest area of state government expenses, which has increased rapidly as the past two decades. Only 5% of the world’s people live in the U.S., but it holds 25% of the world prison population. With states like California and Texas taking on the biggest burden and experiencing eight times the prison population increase, in the past two decades America’s prison population has tripled....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Corrections, Criminal justice]

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Why The Death Penalty Should Stay

- Why must we spend our money to keep the bad people alive, when we can spend it on something that our state really needs. That is why the death penalty in the state of Texas should stay, because it would cost less for the state of Texas to execute them than to keep them for life in prison, and it would also bring justice for victims family. One of the reasons why the death penalty should stay is, because it would cost less to execute them than keep in prison for life. There are facts and evidence that shows that it really does cost more to keep them alive than to execute them....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Murder, Prison]

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Women’s Role in Corrections: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

- Crime is an ongoing problem that has been evolving for many years. From incarceration to working in correctional facilities, women obtain unique characteristics in corrections. This paper gives an account of the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of the past accounts of women in corrections. The good addresses the struggles and obstacles women have overcome to gain equal access in corrections. The bad involves the harassment and negative aspects women were subjected to endure in a correctional setting, and negative situations from male offender and coworkers....   [tags: criminal justice system, prison, jail]

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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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The Case Of Societal Rehabilitation

- What comes to mind when one hears the word rehabilitation. Do we coorelate it to physical rehabilitation. What about the case of societal rehabilitation. Certainly one would think societal rehabilitation encourages a shared aspect to multiple people based on behaviours effecting society and not necessarly the one being rehabilitated alone. with physical rehabilitation a Doctor or Health physician can diagnose whether one is physicaly rehabilitated by the pure evidence of his physical capabilities being restored....   [tags: Webster's Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Prison]

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The Death Penalty Is A Random Act Of Brutality

- During the 11th century, the first cases of established death penalty laws were formed. During this time period William the Conqueror initiated execution by another human being, only in the cases of a murder trial. The extermination of one life would result in the consequences of another murder, but in the eye’s of the law; it was justified. In 1976, the United States Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty, as of 2014 more than 1,300 people were sentenced to death. In those hundreds of deaths, 1 in 25 innocent people have been killed....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Murder, Crime]

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Capital Punishment And The World Of Criminal Justice

- “The respect for the law is the obverse side of our hated for the criminal transgressor” quoted from Mead, G.H. (1918) Even though only the most serious forms of criminal conduct can potentially qualify for the death sentence. According to DeLisi & Conis (2010), there is nothing like capital punishment or the use of death as a criminal punishment in the world of criminal justice. Capital punishment is a legal penalty in the United States. It’s existence can be traced to the beginning the American colonies....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Prison, Penology]

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Lunch Time For The Average

- Lunch time for the average “nine to five” employee can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of the day. Restaurants and businesses like coffee shops realize this, so, they want to offer the best deals they can to garner their consumer’s attention. Four dollar meals and happy hour coffee deals satisfied hunger and the wallets of both the businesses and famished employees for what appears to be of little cost. Except, there is a cost and it is at the expense of nearly thousands of prisoners. Companies like Wendy’s or Starbucks benefit from labor provided by prisoners who, coincidently, get paid an average of four dollars a day....   [tags: Prison, Punishment, Recidivism, United States]

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The Writing And Research Skills

- Sky Broadway Writing and Research Skills Justin Hillsmith 2 February 2015 Title Today, America contains roughly twenty-five percent of the world 's prisoners (source). One in every thirty-one (3.2 percent) adults in America is under some form of correctional control; in prison, jail, correctional facilities, or on probation (naacp.org Criminal Justice Facts Sheet). In 2013, America was the world 's leader in incarceration with over seven hundred people in jail for every 100,000; clearly these numbers are higher than they could be (sentencingproject.org Incarceration)....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Penology, Criminal justice]

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Gang Culture Throughout The United States

- Gang culture in prisons Prison gangs were created by inmates as a way to protect themselves from other inmates. Each prison gang has their reasons for existing. There are five prison gangs in the United States. These gangs are as follow: The Aryan Brotherhood, The Black Guerilla Family, Texas Syndicate, Mexican Mafia, and Lanuestra Familia. They all have similar beliefs, meanings of their tattoos, how gangs impact their lives and society, and the challenges they bring the prison system in order to decrease gang population....   [tags: Prison gang, Mexican Mafia, Aryan Brotherhood]

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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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The Violence Of The Movie ' Oz '

- When it comes to those of us on “the outside,” it’s hard to imagine life behind the steel bars of a prison cell. Shows like the HBO’s “Oz,” the Netflix original “Orange is the New Black,” or the Fox hit drama “Prison Break” have brought a sense of life behind bars to viewers who sit comfortably on the couch of their living room. But how realistic are these shows, and how well do they depict the violence that occurs on an almost regular basis inside of prisons across the United States. The answer to that question is that even the uncensored HBO program is just that--a television show....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia]

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The Latin King Gangs

- Kaplan University Mashia Harris ID:CJ130-07-09-A   The folk Nation are not gangs they are unions under which gangs are aligned some people call them gangs or sets. Some of the people nation are: Latin Kings, Vie lords, Latin Counts, Mickey Cobras, Spanish lords, and Etc. The Latin kings are the oldest and largest Hispanic street gang in Chicago. The Latin king are also known as the (ALKN) almighty Latin kin nation, (ACCN) Almighty Latin charters nation and the (AKQN) Latin king and queen nation....   [tags: Gang, Prison gang, Los Angeles, Bloods]

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The Death Penalty Is Justified

- The death penalty is practiced throughout 32 states in the country including the U.S military. Ever since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976 there has been 1,440 executions in the United States with 18 in 2016 alone (D.P.I.C 1). Texas and Oklahoma top the charts as the states with the most executions since 1976 with a total of 650 (D.P.I.C 3). The death penalty is claimed to deter crime, to save taxpayer money, and to execute the worst of the worst. Capital punishment is claimed to scare people from committing heinous forms of crimes including murder....   [tags: Capital punishment, Prison, Murder, Death row]

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Wrongful Convictions And Public Policy

- I have chosen this topic of Wrongful Convictions in the US to shed some more light on the subject than what has already been brought to the global spotlight. A study done by the University of Ohio has claimed that about 10,000 people every year are convicted of serious felonies that they did not commit. The information comes from Convicted but Innocent: Wrongful Conviction and Public Policy (Sage Publications, 1996) and a survey of 188 judges, prosecuting attorneys, public defenders, sheriffs and police chiefs in Ohio and 41 state attorneys general done by these researchers (Spring, 2016) ....   [tags: Crime, Capital punishment, Prison, Criminal law]

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