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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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Prison : A World Without Prison

- Is it possible to have a world where prison does not exist. No prison means either the world have no criminal or every criminal would face the same penalty for every crime they committed. So it is impossible to have a world without prison because of many reasons such as: there is impossible to have a world without criminal; without prison, every criminal would get charge the same penalty for different crime they committed, which is either they are free to go, or get charge the maximum penalty; also no prison means no place to separate the criminal from society, which is harmful for people....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Capital punishment]

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The Death Of Prison For Prison

- So much can be lost due to a bad decision or being in the wrong place at the wrong time or even out of an impulse. This thought is brought into consideration when I think of juveniles who have committed a crime and are sentenced to life in prison. For that bad decision that this juveniles have done they are about to waste their whole life’s behind prison bars. I personally agree with the Supreme Court justices who argue to abolish mandatory life in prison for juveniles who commit murder. Sentencing a juvenile to life in prison does not only violate the Eighth Amendment that bans on cruel and unusual punishments, but it also ruins/kills another human beings life....   [tags: Prison, Life imprisonment, Crime]

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The Shawshank Redemption Prison : Prison

- The correctional system is based on helping offenders become part of society and not commit any crimes. Many prisons begin the correcting criminals since they are inside the jails, but many prisons do not. Prisons provide prisoners with jobs inside the prison where they get very little pay close to nothing and many have programs that will help them advance their education or get their high school diploma. There are various programs prisons provide to prisoners to help them get a job or have a skill when they are released from prison....   [tags: Prison, Suicide, English-language films]

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The Prison At The Patuxent Prison

- During the trip to the Patuxent prison I learned numerous things regarding the correctional system. Although, I previously had an idea of how prisons were being operated it was different actually seeing the prison operations in person. The prison was in better condition than I imagined. It was also much calmer than I expected for it to be a maximum security prison. I assumed that the prison would be in the absolute worst condition imaginable. The prison was not perfect but it definitely was not as bad as I expected it would be....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Corrections, Crime]

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Should Prison Be Prison For Life?

- Being in prison for life can be a real challenge, the inmates wake up early in the morning and if lucky they can take a shower with cold water. They brush their teeth and depending on the correctional facility the inmates are able to go outside to spend some time to play a sport, do physical training, or just walk and talk with other inmates. The most trusted inmates get jobs inside the facility and some even are able to get into school. Serving life in prison can be really hard, the offender has to get used to doing exactly the same thing each day, eating the same type of food, seeing the same people, walking through the same halls....   [tags: Prison, Murder, Life imprisonment, Penology]

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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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Prison Admissions And The Prison System

- I have written this memo to inform you about the misuse of jails and give you my opinions on how to either completely stop or at least minimize the deficiencies in the jail system. We need help to do this and we know that you have some excellent resources to help the cause. I recently read a breathtaking study done by Vera that focused on what is truly wrong with the jail system. The system needs a great amount of reform to decrease the alarming amount of jail admissions in this country. One of the major problems with the system is that it seems as if they are trying to keep the people inside of jail instead of helping them become rehabilitated and become a productive part of society....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Psychology]

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Should Prison Be Prison?

- If you were to take a look at our prisons today, you would see that they are severely overcrowded. If there was a way that we could reduce the number of people that return to jail would you support this idea. Or would you say that it is a waste of time and money. One way of doing this would be start rehabilitating prisons so when they get out of jail, they can start contributing to society in a positive way. Currently there is more than 2.2 million people that are in prison in United States. Also the United States was one of the highest prison rates in the world....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Recidivism]

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Should Prison Be Prison?

- Offenders sentenced to spend the rest of their life in a prison have zero chances that they will return to society. It is a fundamental way that violations and crimes committed by these offenders serve serious sentences, although there is no sentence more severe than receiving the death penalty. Judges impose life sentencing towards inmates as a punishment for the most serious crimes, such as rape, manslaughter or even murder. It is a matter of life or death that the inmate goes through after standing in a serious situation where they are more likely to spend their whole life in a white, brick, prison cell....   [tags: Prison, Capital punishment, Penology, Murder]

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Prison Vs. Prison System

- There are many different forms of punishment in the prison system; privileges are revoked, a change in cell may take effect, a prisoner may be transferred to a different floor or maybe even a different prison altogether. However, the punishment that is feared the most by prisoners is referred to as solitary confinement, also referred to by inmates as “the hole”, or “the box”. Solitary confinement is the practice of isolating prisoners in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day, free of human contact, for periods of time ranging from days to months....   [tags: Psychiatry, Mental disorder, Mental health, Prison]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison

- The cycle of unfair treatment also continues outside the prison walls as well. The rights of the released prisoners are few and the released are not even treated as citizens of their own country. After convicted, the incarcerated are stripped of their rights as citizens and in seven states 1/4 of the black male population is not even eligible to vote.In areas across the country, some ex convicts are not allowed welfare, student loans, public housing, or even something as simple as food stamps. The denial of basic rights contribute to very high rates of homelessness and suicide among released convicts....   [tags: Prison, Torture, Recidivism, Penology]

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Is Prison And Jail?

- The topic I am interested in is prison and jail. I am interested in this topic because I have been watching lots of tv shows involving police officers arresting people and dealing with prisoners in jail and prison. When I started watching “Cops” and “Campus PD” I wondered what happens to the criminals when they are arrested and taken to jail or prison. When I started wondering this question I started to watch Beyond, Scared, Straight and it shows what some prisoners do when they aren’t in their jail cell or in their cell block....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Prison cell, Criminal justice]

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The Punishment Of A Prison

- It is often said “prison works”. It is less often said what it means for a prison to “work”. Traditionally prisons have been argued to serve at least one of three functions: to punish the prisoner, to protect the public, and to rehabilitate the offender to prevent them committing another crime. However, on closer inspection, the reasons given seem to have secondary important to the need for society to feel like something is being done, that justice is being served, that law and order is being kept, with near-total disregard for those who find themselves shut out of society with no hope of redemption....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Sentence]

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The Death Of The Prison

- In Discipline & Punish, Michel Foucault criticizes the penal system in which discipline and punishment have shifted from corporal to the mind and soul. Foucault argues that the implementation of prisons over torture has not made it more humane for the criminal, it has, however, transition the punishment from the body to the soul. While the reader holds the very eloquently title book, Discipline and Punish: the Birth of the Prison, Foucault’s argument is feed to the reader long before the first chapter is read....   [tags: Prison, Capital punishment, Criminal justice]

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A Study On The Stanford Prison Experiment

- Stanford Prison Experiment Review In the Stanford Prison Experiment, a study done with the participation of a group of college students with similar backgrounds and good health standing who were subjected to a simulated prison environment. The participants were exposed completely to the harsh environment of a real prison in a controlled environment with specific roles of authority and subordinates assigned to each individual. The study was formulated based on reports from Russian novelist Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Prison]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison

- Mass incarceration is lots of people that are in jail. The amount of prisoners incarcerated has grown 8 times the number of incarceration in the 70’s to 2.2 million then back when it was 200,000 to 300,000 in the 1970s, that without counting probation which jumps the number to 6.8 million that are either in jail or on probation (Last Week Tonight). Since 2001, 1 in 6 black men has been incarcerated at some point in their life and other parts of the United States, for example, Washington D.C. 1 in 3 black men at some point will serve time (Mauer and King 1)....   [tags: Crime, Black people, White people, Prison]

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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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Comparing Life Inside A Prison And Life On The Outside Of Prison

- The Difference and Similarities between Life inside a Prison and Life on the Outside for the Convict and Ex-convict certainly has its ups, downs, highs, and lows. Convicts that have been incarcerated for quite some time continue to live life on the outside of prison as if they were still behind those walls. From going to bed early, waking up early, and even eating some of the same foods they ate while being in prison. One man made it through his entire jail sentence by committing himself to exercising every day and was released and kept his exact exercise routine....   [tags: Prison, Convict, Crime, Sentence]

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The Prison : A Real Depiction Of The Stanford Prison Experiment

- prisoners all looked alike, wearing orange jumpsuits, or naked; there was not any form of individualization. I can relate this to the abuse, and torture that took place at the prison complex in Abu Ghraib, Iraq. Unfortunately, this prison camp was a real depiction of the Stanford Prison Experiment. In October 2003, the 372nd reservists were assigned duty at Abu Ghraib. It was their duty to oversee Iraqis prisoners that were being held at the detention center. The prison was located 20 miles west of Baghdad and was on 280 acres....   [tags: Abuse, Stanford prison experiment]

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A Comparative Study On Bredtveit Prison

- Bredtveit Prison has a lot of visitors—including national and international boards and groups—as the largest prison for women in Norway. Bredtveit Prison houses both women in pretrial custody and women serving sentences of all lengths. It is also the only prison housing women sentenced to “security detention,” an indeterminate sentence for serious crimes applied to people considered to represent a more or less permanent threat to society. Even with this large diversity of inhabitants, the population of this prison is just 64 prisoners....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Human rights]

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The Use Of Prison As A Corporal Punishment

- For the past hundreds of years, the living conditions of our society have changed dramatically. With the help of many activists, U.S. citizens have become liberated and powerful enough to stop and revise unfair and cruel institutions. For example, about a 150 years ago the puritans used flogging as method of punishment. It was a quick and painful punishment that instilled fear among the people. As people became more privileged with the freedom of speech many complaints had been sent to congress that it was inhumane and cruel....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Punishment]

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The Growing Problems of the Prison System

- Mr. Governor, there are many ways to reduce the current problem of prison overcrowding; unfortunately many of them are not popular as they are seen as being soft on crime and as we both know that is not favorably looked upon. Some of the options would provide a temporary decongestion of the prisons while others would be a more long term reduction in inmate populations. After reviewing I believe that there are a few that we could possibly accomplish and still portray an acceptable persona to the public....   [tags: Prison Overcrowding, Education Opportunities]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison System

- We know Institutionalization among inmates is when an inmate, who has lived in the prison system for a long-time, the person has adapted to the normal ways of being in prison and cannot seem to adapt to ways outside the prison system. In most long-term incarcerations, institutionalization is bound to happen because they have lived in routine day in and day out for such a long time, (learned how operate while in prison)??, and living for free with no bills to pay( like a place to sleep)??, meals to eat and medical attention; to (include dental,)?....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Criminology]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison System

- “It must surely be a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit that even a small number of those men and women in the hell of the prison system survive it and hold on to their humanity” (Howard Zinn). No one enjoys prison, that’s the idea behind incarceration, it’s unpleasant, dangerous and can create habitual criminals. Zinn applauds the notion that some individuals can leave the Canadian prison system relatively unscathed. However, this is not the case for many of the guests of a Canadian corrections institution....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Crime]

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The Punishment Of The Prison System

- Please refer to my below emails, which have been sent to & received my NOMS in recent months. I would firstly like to thank your organisation for seeing that my step-father: Stephen Chambers- Prisoner Number: A6333DK received the books in question. Secondly, I am sincerely grateful that I have seen evidence of accountability in the Prison system from NOMS; I must admit I had felt that I had reached a brick wall that was not penetrable. Unfortunately however, I am saddened to say, that despite my previous emails of concern; the problems at Wandsworth Prison are more worrying that I had previously thought....   [tags: Prison, The Prisoner, Wandsworth, Wandsworth]

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What Is The Stanford Prison Experiment?

- What is the Stanford Prison Experiment. Phillip Zimbardo conducted the Stanford experiment where 24 physiologically and physically healthy males were randomly selected where half would be prisoners and the other half prisoner guards. To make the experiments as real as possible, they had the prisoner participants arrested at their homes. The experiment took place in the basement of the Stanford University into a temporary made prison. The prisoners were given prison uniforms and number....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment]

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Is The American Prison System Inhumane?

- Is the American Prison System Inhumane. Absolutely. It is badly overcrowded that they have to be sent to some other prison do to that overcrowding. Also, something that people should remember is that not everyone in jail has been convicted; many are awaiting trial or some are trying to immigrate to the US and are being held until their case can be reviewed. Also the American prison is inhumane because it’s also underfunded and the prisoners have to face inhumane and unsanitary conditions, such as lack of clean water.US prisons are breeding ground for violence....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Penology, Gang]

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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 Treatment Of Prison System

- To understand what classification is in the prison system, I feel we have to look at the history of it as well. In the 19th century classification was hardly used. It was mainly used to control the prison system populations. Things like age, gender and number of offenses were used to classify them. During the medical model years of the prison system, they used medical reason to classify inmates. This helped control the mentally ill from regular offenders. It wasn’t until recently that prison system started classifies inmates to better control the system and have a better impact on the inmate themselves....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Sentence, Recidivism]

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The Female Prison in the United States

- The female prison population in the United States is growing at an disturbing rate. According to Ajinkya (2013) from 2000 to 2009, the number of females incarcerated in state or federal prison rose by 21.6%. A high percentage of prison inmates, who tend to be poor, ethnic or racial minorities and young, will eventually be released to rejoin society and either return to their criminal lifestyles or adopt new, socially responsible patterns of behavior (Erisman & Contardo, 2005). According to Justice Center (2012), 19% of females released from prison will recidivate in the first three years post-release....   [tags: justice, incarceration, federal prison]

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The Case Of The Stanford Prison Experiment

- Ethics is a broad spectrum and a highly diversified paradigm. The study of this subject is highly opinionated and multi-faceted. It includes, but not limited to, nature and nurture in regards to an individual 's personal ethics in the process of how or why they believe. This is a great reason why ethics policies are comprised in regards to business, education, scientific processes, and many more applications or institutions. In this short excerpt, the Stanford Prison Experiment will be discussed....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Ethics]

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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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The Cultural Aspects Of The Prison

- Prisons are currently being run by private owners so Team C has taken on the task of consulting with a private facility that houses those offenders who have been sentenced to active time in the Department of Corrections. Private prisons are no longer ran by the state so the prison can offer programs and training that can help with the rehabilitation of offenders. Team C believes that rehabilitating offenders will cause them to better transition back into society after their sentence is served. Team C will discuss policies and procedures of the prison, budgets, projected revenue sources, communication and technology....   [tags: Prison, Security, Penology, The Prisoner]

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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 Death Of The Prison System

- Like birds with clipped wings, hundreds of thousands of people are not only summarily plucked from their lives and thrown into a cage, they are also shouldered with numerous burdens that prevent them from flying away from a lifetime of captivity. Normally, people would expect the prison system to prevail and deliver heroic justice to all whom done wrong. However, in reality, millions in America each year are pulled off of streets and forced to enter a never ending cycle called “incarceration”. Even if they manage to escape the physical bars of prison, they never truly gain freedom from the bird cage, because of the after-effects of being incarcerated....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Plea]

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The California 's Prison System

- California’s prison system is covering a number of infrastructure differences as a consequence of a judicial arrangement that came from the United States Supreme Court, Governor of California et al v. Plata et al. California’s prison system was presumed inadequate and dangerous owed to serious overcrowding which led to “needless suffering and death” (Rogan, 2012, 262). Governor of California et al v. Plata et al. court ruled that the State must cut down the number of inmates in California’s state prisons....   [tags: Prison, United States]

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Prison Life in the UK

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

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The Queer Prison Abolitionist Movement

- It would be misguided to discuss queer prison abolitionist movements without first thoroughly examining the place of the prison system in the neoliberal imperial project of enemy production (both inside and outside the boundaries of the state). The contemporaneous production of exterior and interior enemies (terrorists and criminals respectively), movement toward and legislation for ostensible (and, importantly, homonormative) queer “equality,” the criminalization of radical activism through increased surveillance, torture, disappearance, and imprisonment, and the exponential growth in the transnationally funded prison system is symptomatic of what, in the article “Intimate Investments,” Ann...   [tags: Prison Abolitionist, Inhumane Treatment]

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Why The Prison Reform Movement

- Weldon Angelo was a 22 year old music producer, whose music career was bringing him a lot of nationwide recognition. He was the organizer of the Utah-based rap mark, Extravagant Record. While at Extravagant Record he composed and created tunes with well- known artist. Angelo sold weed to a childhood friend who ended up being a police source. Today, Angelo sits in government jail 10 years into a 55 year sentence. Since the required sentence was excessively brutal the sentencing judge called Angelo 's sentence cruel and chose to compose a paper to the president to commute the sentence; however, this never happened (Glazer 24)....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Life imprisonment]

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The United States Prison System

- Thesis The United States prison systems exists as a means to incarcerate those who have been found guilty of a crime. Over the history of the penal system, there has been much debate about the purpose of prison, whether it should be to punish or rehabilitate the offender. In the mid 1970 's the penal system took a punitive turn towards punishment, rather than rehabilitation of prisoners, and continues to punish those found guilty, rather than rehabilitate (Benson, 2003). This becomes a major problem since the United States has the highest number of inmates in the world, housing over 2 million offenders under federal and state jurisdictions, and at least 5 million more under supervision of p...   [tags: Prison, Penology, Recidivism, Crime]

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Prison And The United States

- When someone in the United States is found guilty of a crime, they are sentenced to jail time, and they give up all their benefits that they previously had as a free American citizens. They went against the laws and thus should have to pay for their crimes committed. With the current prison population around 1.5 million (J.F., 2014), and climbing, many debates have arose. There is one question in particular that constantly emerges, “Does this mean these 1.5 million people incarcerated in a prison cell should give up their rights as citizens to vote as well?” While held in prison or jail, inmates should not have the right to vote....   [tags: Prison, Law, Democracy, Elections]

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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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The Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal

- Marianne Szegedy-Maszak, a senior writer at U.S. News and World, published her article, "The Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal: Sources of Sadism," in 2004. She uses the article to briefly overview the scandal as a whole before diving into what can trigger sadistic behavior. The Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal took place in 2004, wherein American troops humiliated and tortured Iraqi detainees (Szegedy-Maszak 75). The main objective of Szegedy-Maszak’s article is to investigate the causation behind sadistic behavior, exclusively in the Abu Ghraib Prison scandal....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Psychology]

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The Benefits of Prison Animal Training Programs

- A litter of puppies gets dropped off down a dirt road, they soon will go to an animal shelter, and eventually, prison. More than 15 million animals face possible death in shelters and are being rescued by a surprising group of people: prisoners (Rhoades). Animals in shelters die every day because of limited amount of space, injuries, and behavior problems that cause them not to be adopted. They shouldn’t have to suffer from lack of attention since they have done nothing wrong. Instead, the animals could be sent to prisons for training by inmates, which would increase the animal’s chances of being adopted....   [tags: Prison Essays]

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Prison And The Light Of The Public Eye

- For years there have been a countless number of people who have tried to bring the subject of prison reform to the light of the public eye. In the book Prison Writing in 20th- century America edited by H. Bruce Franklin, there are featured excerpts from authors Donald Lowrie and Malcom X’s novels that are based around their life changing personal experiences in prison in the early to mid1900s. Whereas Lowrie’s excerpt tells a story omnisciently of how a single warden was able to initiate a major change in San Quentin Prison in only 6 months; Malcom X however tells his readers firsthand of his transformation during his incarceration in two different prison colonies....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Narrator, Life imprisonment]

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Very Brief History of Alacatraz, the Prison

- With shackles on hands and feet, you face the floor and walk in a shuffle off the island ferry with the others following close behind. You look up to catch a glimpse of the substantial structure ahead with a correctional officer standing before it. You put your head back down and continue to walk. The correctional officer flashes a smile you do not see, but you can hear his simple but chilling words – “Welcome home.” Known to be stone cold and unforgiving, miles away from the mainland on a 22 acre mass of rock lies a prison where the most uncontrollable prisoners in America were controlled with strict daily routines and un-sympathizing punishments… Discovery Before Alcatraz was used by A...   [tags: Prison, Island]

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The Prison System Of The United States

- The prison system in the United States is at the very edge. The USA incarcerates more people than all European countries combined. Judges are limited by the minimum mandatory sentence, in some cases sending non-violent drug related offenders to life in prison. The prison’s population is also growing older and sicker. Elderly inmates require more medical care and special treatment, therefore, making incarceration even more costly. On the other hand, intermediate sanctions such as house arrest, community services or rehabilitation programs are alternatives to prison, which makes this type of sentence less costly....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Penology, Mandatory sentencing]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison System

- Injustice in The Prison System “Today we have the highest rate of incarceration in the world,” (Stevenson). The prison population in the U.S. has grown extremely fast over the past three decades. With almost “six million people on probation or parole,” it is clear that there is a problem with our prison system (Stevenson). I believe the prison system in the United States is outdated and unjust because of unfair sentencing, racial discrimination, and the privation of the prison system. Under the current prison system, many offenders of nonviolent crimes are getting much longer sentences than actually necessary....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Penology, Crime]

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The Segregation Of The American Prison System

- Another form of human rights violations that stems from the American prison system is the modern slavery of prisoners. PICs have used their bloated population of inmates to their advantage, exploiting them in the form of prison labor. Because the prison industrial complex is a driving force of many of the United States’s economic policies, it has become a profit hungry industry (Paris), exploiting inmates anyway they can. PICs collaborate with private industries, abusing the labor force of their inmates by paying them unfair wages and forcing them to work in unregulated conditions (Young, 2000)....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Penology, Recidivism]

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The Rise Of Prison And Jail System

- The Rise of the Prison and Jail System in the United States By Matthew Scott Foster—an attorney practicing in the prison capital of the world, New Orleans, Louisiana The United States has become a land of mass incarceration. Punishment is practically synonymous with imprisonment. There are roughly two and half million Americans behind bars today. Nearly twelve million people are admitted into local jails each year. The United States imprisons far more of its own people than any other nation on Earth....   [tags: Prison, Punishment, Criminal justice, Penology]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison System

- In the U.S, five percent of the population is behind bars (Collier). State spending on corrections is estimated at $52 billion a year with most spent on prisons (“The Potential of Community…”). The reason for the U.S. prison population increase is because the courts are sending people to prison for more time and also because of the focus on drugs and mandatory sentencing for drug dealing and drug possession (Neyfakh). The U.S. Justice System imprisons a lot of people who could have been held accountable in the community like people with addictions or mental illnesses who do not have access to treatment in their community (“For Immediate Release: How to…”)....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Mental disorder, Heroin]

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Should Prison For Juveniles Be A Crime?

- Throughout and for many years there has been a lot of controversy on how to trial someone who has committed a crime under the age of 18. A lie will be a lie even if it 's serious or innocent and that 's why just like a crime will always be a crime, no matter what the situation is. The age of a person who has committed murder shouldn 't be an issue or a complication. Many advocate that the juvenile is just a child, but despised that I believe that is no justification or defense for anyone who does a crime....   [tags: Prison, Murder, Crime, Life imprisonment]

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The Problem Of The Prison System Today

- There are many different problems that plague the prison system today. The biggest issue today is overcrowding. This is a major problem that is effecting every prison system throughout the country. There are many people that say that the judges are the biggest reason for this. However, if people would not commit crimes, then the judges would not have as many people that need to be punished, and that would mean that there will be less people going to prison, and more people that are better citizens by staying out of trouble....   [tags: Prison, Criminology, Crime, Criminal justice]

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The Crime Of The Uk Prison Population

- In history, crimes have been dealt with by the justice system according to its severity as well as the offender: if the crime committed was not very serious and the offender was deemed “non-delinquent”, or “free of any real criminal disposition”, they would be cautioned or fined. However, were the crime a more serious one and the offender appeared to have a “criminal character”, they would receive more severe and more deterrent punishment (Garland, 2001: 42). In more recent years, numbers of the UK prison population have been on the rise – less serious crimes have been more severely punished - whereas the number of financial penalties issued to offenders have been falling (Cavadino & Dignan,...   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal justice, Sentence]

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The Stanford Prison Experiment : A Psychological Study

- The Stanford Prison Experiment, is "one of the most controversial studies in the history of social psychology." (Konnikova, M. (2015)) But really, it was a psychological study, in 1971, on the effects that a prisons can have on the individuals that inhabit there or the guards that guard those prisoners, for periods of time. In fact, it was a study to determine, understand, and gain knowledge on how an institution effected an individual or human 's behavior. Zimbardo wanted to appeal the hypothesis that has somewhat been the statue quo of "blaming conditions on the evil in the prisoners, but also that have attributing the evil to guars and staff with their evil motives and defiant personalit...   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Prison, Psychology]

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A Study On The Stanford Prison Experiment

- In 1971 a group of researchers came together headed by a Stanford University psychologist named Philip Zimbardo performed an experiment called The Stanford Prison Experiment. Using a mock prison setting in the basement of one of the campus buildings at Stanford University, with young college students roleplaying as either a prisoner or guard to determine the psychological effects in a particular social situation. His hypothesis being that social roles can influence and change the behavior of those given that particular role....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment]

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The Incarceration Of Prison Rehabilitation Programs

- Criminal Corrections By definition, corrections are the variety of programs, services, facilities, and organizations responsible for the management of individuals who have been accused or convicted of criminal offenses (Clear 11). Yet looking at what prisons are giving inmates today, it seems that this definition is not being upheld. There has been a lack of funding towards new programs that could prevent inmates from returning to prison, and the result is an increase in recidivism in prisons all over the United States....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Criminal law, Crime]

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A Interview On The Video Prison Moms

- The video Prison Moms was eye opening to the plight of women while pregnant as members of a correctional institution. This documentary focused on Pennsylvania based programs at Riverside correctional facility. The 2009 sentencing project study found that one out of every forty-three kids has a parent in prison and that sixty-five thousand and six hundred mothers were incarcerated as of 2007. The program offers a full-time staff Monday through Friday that work specifically with pregnant inmates and mother within the prison population with children under the age of three....   [tags: Human rights, Prison, Penology, Childbirth]

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The Problems Of The American Prison System

- The American Prison System is flawed to say the least. The conditions for prisoners are getting worse by the year and the media romanticizes the life of inmates, this list goes on. However, the problem that has the most consequences is the overpopulation of prisons. American leads the world prison population, earning the title of “World’s Largest Jailer” (Waldman). Overpopulation is not only a problem in itself, but has a myriad of effects that negatively impact the country. Starting in the 1980’s new laws were put in place in hopes of preventing drug-related crimes....   [tags: Prison, Mandatory sentencing, Life imprisonment]

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Why Juveniles Should Not Be Prison

- When juvenile are being sentenced life in prison for committing murder has always been an issue in many court cases. Some believe that they don 't deserve a second chance and that they should be sentenced life in prison but others do believe in second chances. There are many reasons to why juveniles should be given a second chance in life when they commit a crime such as murder. For example, the brain of these juveniles is not fully developed, the environment can influence them to do such crimes and there 's still ways for them to change and turn their life around....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Murder, Life imprisonment]

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The Prison Of The Chippewa Correctional Facility

- Michael “Meeko” Thompson has spent more than two decades locked away in the Chippewa Correctional Facility. Michael was arrested for selling three pounds of cannabis to an undercover officer. He had prior drug offenses, but no history of violence. When his house was raided after his arrest, a few antique firearms and one usable firearm were recovered. Despite the fact that the antiques did not fire and the one that did was owned by Michael’s wife, he was convicted of felony possession of a firearm along with his cannabis charges....   [tags: Prison, Crime, Criminal law, Recidivism]

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Prison Systems And The United States

- Prisons throughout the world work to punish lawbreakers, isolate them, and rehabilitate them for the reintroduction to society. However, different prison systems approach these actions in different ways. The United States uses a more punitive tactic when rehabilitating criminals while Norway uses a more relaxed method. The United States justice system is not efficient in treating and helping the criminals for reintroduction into society. The prisons offer extensive sentences that focus more on punishing than rehabilitating the inmates....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Criminal justice, Recidivism]

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The Prison System And Correctional Education

- Throughout history, the prison systems have had different ways of handling prisoners. Some of the early prisons believed that the public should observe the prisoner’s punishments. Later on, prisons moved to be a place for hard labor and emphasized being able to correct someone. Due to increase crime, the prison system started focusing on trying to control crime (Esperian 319-20). Currently, the United States’ prison system faces high recidivism rates, overcrowding, and rising budgets. It is a cycle that continues to make very little improvement....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Penology, Criminal justice]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison Boom

- I would define the prison boom as what it sounds like, the sudden incarceration of many people into our penal system in a period of time. It is like the baby boom, which is defined as a period marked by a great increase in birth rates. In the book, Punishment and Inequality in America by Western, Western brings to light many reasons to which the prison boom can be attributed to. Which would be the “mass imprisonment in comparative and historical perspective”, the growth of crime, increased incarceration of young minority men, and racial/class inequality (Western, 7)....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Crime, Criminal justice]

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The Stanford Prison Experiment : Experiment

- Would you go into prison to get paid. Do you believe that you will come out the same or become different. Do not answer that. The Stanford Prison Experiment was an experiment that was conduct in 1971 by a team of researchers led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo. Seventy applicants answered the ad and were narrowed down to 24 college students, which half were assigned either to be guards or prisoners by random selection. Those 24 college students were picked out from the of 70 applicants by taking personality tests and given diagnostic interviews to remove any candidates with psychological problems, medical disabilities, or a history of crime or drug abuse....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Philip Zimbardo]

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The United States Prison System

- In the United States prison system inmate’s struggle and face conflicts within the culture, they live in on a daily basis. Prison life is very structured and within this system, there are multiple layers of racism, bigotry, and injustice. As a result of extreme conditions and the prison climate, many prisoners often experience stressful situations that influence their mental health. In addition to mental health issues, many prisoners often experience emotional, social, organizational, and arduous physical conditions while incarcerated....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Crime, Criminal justice]

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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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The Stanford Prison Experiment ( Spe )

- This book is divided into sixteen chapters. Chapters 2 to 11 is all about the Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE). Though people know the SPE, in this book, he gives a detailed explanation of everything which is not mentioned in the publications. There were a group of applicants selected for this experiment, whose backgrounds were checked and had no psychological problems. These individuals were arrested one fine day from college, without a notice. These participants were then randomly divided into guards and prisoners....   [tags: Stanford prison experiment, Milgram experiment]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison System

- The Prison system can help juveniles turn their lives around; rehabilitation gives juveniles a second chance. Successful rehabilitation, many argue, is better for society in the long run than releasing someone who 's spent their entire young adult life in general Prison population. A young person released from juvenile Prison is far less likely to commit a crime than someone coming out of an adult facility. Children do not have the intellectual or moral capacity to understand the consequences of their actions; similarly, they lack the same capacity to be trial defendants....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Law, Prison]

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The Prison Litigation Reform Act

- Prison litigation is a form of lawsuit process with which prisoners seek relief from prison. The Prison litigation Reform Act clearly outlines an increase in the litigation of prison cases that was enacted in 1996. Through such litigations, inmates are able to fight for their rights and fair treatment in prison. For instance among the prison ligations, we have prospective relieve where one can file a lawsuit to request the prison to change some of their policies to let one for example pray amongst groups....   [tags: Criminal justice, Prison, Punishment, Crime]

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The Incarceration Of Prison Education

- Inmates who took part in correctional facility education programs have a “43% lower odds of recidivating than inmates who did not” (Peterson et al.). This represents a reduction of 13 percentage points on the risk of recidivism. The average cost for an inmate is $60,000 and taxpayers pay an average of $60 billion a year for prisons. The sad reality is that prisons disproportionately affect minorities, and minorities have less of an advantage as white people. If the states fund prison education and universities within the states also provide support then this will directly affect recidivism....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Recidivism, Criminal justice]

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The Issue Of Prison Overcrowding

- More on the issue of Prison overcrowding we see that policy by congress is not being done. Congress did pass the Prison Litigation Reform Act, under the Clinton administration in an omnibus appropriations bill. It is significant that the bill was not targeted towards overcrowding, but it was from congress to stop the excessive litigation by inmates and the involvement or oversight by the courts. The PLRA, was sort of counter productive because it did not achieve the interest of congress fully. Further, we see a sort of accidental or forced policy, the PLRA, that ended up being helpful to the courts and their intervention in Plata v....   [tags: Prison, Penology, United States Congress]

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The Incarceration Of The Prison System

- Even though there have been many ex-cons that have left the prison system many times when they are released they are merely better-educated and skilled criminals, it does not matter how much money you have, your race, color, background, religion, sex everyone is affected because we are all a part of this problem. If you vote, if you pay taxes, if you are afraid to walk alone at night, you are already involved. More than half of all US prisoners that are serving time for non-violent offenses, and most nonviolent offenders do in fact learn a lesson while in prison: how to be violent....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminal justice, Criminology]

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Prison 's Not A Nice Place

- “Prison’s not a nice place to be. Those people are not in there for singing in the choir” (Todd, n.d.). Before I started this semester here at FAU, I considered myself pretty up to par on the goings on within the Correctional System; I had taken several classes that covered the basis of what Corrections was about, and I believed that I knew everything I needed to know. So when I realized that I needed to take a Corrections course for my major, I believed that I would pass it would ease. I was, of course, ‘corrected’, pardon the pun....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Crime, Corrections]

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Prison Is The Best Choice?

- Not everyone loves the ideas of alternatives to prison because alternatives to prison seem to work only when there is a limited number of cases that adhere to the sentence, However, when places like California is spending more money on their prison systems than on actual education, alternatives to prison seem to be the best choice (David, 2006). It is said that prison should be used for more serious crimes such as rape, assault, homicide and robbery (David, 2006). Because the U.S. Prison is used heavily for punishment and prevention of crime, correctional systems in the U.S....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Criminal law, Sentence]

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The Death Of The Prison System

- Solitary Madness History has shown many ways that criminals were punished for committing a crime. Some crimes in the past were punished with torturous techniques that were deemed suitable at certain points in human history. However, as time passed, many of those punishment techniques were viewed, by many, as cruel and demeaning, which sparked change in the way crime was punished. Legislation was created to protect the inmate from being punished too severely. However, as many of these institutions began to change and reform prison sentences, many still viewed punishment techniques as “coercive forms of control” (Wright, N/D, p 318)....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Corrections, Punishment]

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Should Juveniles Be Prison For Life?

- Should juveniles be sentenced to prison for life. Should juveniles be trial as an adult after committing a heinous crime and sentenced to life. As a teenager, this question if far complicated to answer due that I am a teenager yet in my opinion, I believe that the juvenile should not be sentenced to life. I believe that there 's other way to punish them for their crimes. The last execution was in 2006 in California. On June 2012, the supreme court of justice ruled that juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison....   [tags: Murder, Life imprisonment, Prison, Bullying]

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Prison Is The New Black

- Across the country the ratio of male inmates to women is huge. According to “Criminal Justice a brief introduction” by Frank Schmalleger It states that the ratio that for every 15 male inmates there is only one female. But that doesn’t mean that the number of female inmates aren’t rapidly increasing. Even though there are similarities within both men and women’s prisons they are still in ways different. The next big show that everyone seems to be talking about nowadays is “Orange is the new black.” A show that is centered on what citizens think a day in the life in a women’s prison is....   [tags: Crime, Prison, Sentence, Violent crime]

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The Pelican Bay State Prison

-   Introduction Pelican Bay State Prison, a place where gang leaders and other gang member are sent to keep off the streets and causing havoc in communities like drug trafficking and other numerous offenses that gets them landed there. But to them, as stated in the “Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone”, it’s a place where they earn more respect, they learn more tricks of the trade and become worse with the other gang members and leaders they cohabitate with. In the video is show that career criminals are able to conduct their business even from, the same crimes that got them in jail in the first place....   [tags: Crime, Gang, Sociology, Prison gang]

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