• Development Of The Prison System
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    Development of the Prison System Prisons were virtually non existent before the 1700 s; prison was not considered a serious punishment for crime, and was seldom used. Instead, governments imprisoned people who were awaiting trial or punishment whereupon they would receive the more common capital or corporal types of punishment. Common punishments at that time included branding, imposing fines, whipping and the death penalty (capital punishment). The authorities punished most offenders in public ...
  • Chris Cozzone Prisons 1994 Prison
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    The Downward Spiral; Psychological Effects of Prisons "I have visited some of the best and the worst prisons and have never seen signs of coddling, but I have seen the terrible results of the boredom and frustration of empty hours and pointless existence" -former U. S. Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger "If recent incarceration rates remain unchanged, an estimated 1 out of every 20 persons (5. 1%) will serve time in a prison during their lifetime. -U. S. Department of Justice One of the larges...
  • Violent Criminals Prisons Prison Crime
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    The U. S. prison population has tripled since 1980 so that on any given day there are 1. 5 million Americans behind bars. (Alternatives 1). There is a clear overcrowding problem in todays prisons. Why I believe that the population explosion in the prison system is due to the increasing moral decline of America. Prisons should keep dangerous criminals off the streets and keep others from committing a crime. (Prisons 1) One would think that being locked up is to be feared. But in todays society, ...
  • Aids In Corrections Health Care
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    In addressing the prevention of the spread of the HIV virus in prisons, we have seen a rush to develop and implement prevention measures. Much attention has centered on such controversial issues as compulsory or voluntary blood testing, isolation versus integration of HIV infected inmates into the prison mainstreams, provision of condoms and disposable needles, and effective educational measures for specific groups within the prison. Unfortunately, this rush to develop and implement preventive m...
  • Control And Punishment Crime Prison Problems
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    Better Alternatives Other Than Control and Punishment Society has other alternatives to decreasing crime than simply locking people in prison. Preventative programs focus on the community, school, family, employment and places. In addition, there are rehabilitation and restorative justice programs that can also be used to decrease crime. Prisons are the only alternatives we hear about from politicians because of the notion that prisons are "tough on crime." In reality, the method that reduces cr...
  • Rehabilitating Our Criminals Protecting Society
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    REHABILITATING OUR CRIMINALS America releases 600, 000 prisoners each year, but does little to prepare them for work or to improve their unlawful habits. However-not surprisingly-within three years, many of the ex-convicts are re-arrested (Irwin 38). People who have already spent time in prison or jail move back to some of America's poorest neighborhoods to terrorize neighbors who can ill afford the costs of crime. United States prisons are ineffective in protecting society and in rehabilitating...
  • Economic Intervention Government Money Prisons
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    Economic Intervention Every day our government makes economic decisions that affect our country and ourselves. Some of these decisions are good and benefit our lives greatly; however, many of our government's decisions, such as where our tax money should go, are not in our best interests. The Canadian government, although it is tightening up it's measures now, has been very lax with our hard earned tax money. Things like government officials receiving unreasonable benefits, government loans bein...
  • Proposal To Cut Prison Funding
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    Dear House of Representatives, It has recently been brought to my attention that many citizens of the United States have been greatly concerned about the criminal justice system. These citizens are concerned that funding for federal prisons is taking away from the funding of schools and education for their children. I am going to make a proposal that will hopefully give you a few ideas on cutting prison funding to make way for the funding of schools. A major concern these citizens have is the ov...
  • Zoos Are Prisons Animals Pitiful Zoo
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    Rachel Olson English King 4 December 1, 1999 If you have ever stepped into a zoo, you have stepped into a prison in which the inmates are defenseless and innocent, the sentence is long, and the penalty is cruel and severe. Zoos are not made for educational purposes but for entertainment, they do not benefit animals but push them toward extinction. 'Zoos range in size and quality from cage-less parks to small roadside menageries with concrete slabs and iron bars.' (Zoos: Pitiful Prisons. ) The la...
  • Health Care Prison Prisons Inmates
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    The prisons in America seem to cause more problems than assistance in today's society. The country's penal system is overcrowded, expensive, and some argue that is ineffective as well as inefficient. The costs to staff and support these facilities increase dramatically every year. Prisons, which are supposed to be correctional facilities, are currently filled with violence and hostility. These institutions are created to control crime by deterrence, incapacitating criminals, which protects socie...
  • 000 Cases Aids Spread Public
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    AIDS PAPER AIDS has been an issue dealt with in the United States for 20 years. What is usually appalling when told to someone is that the American public contributed to the spread of AIDS. This may be appalling by its true and is not helping the AIDS epidemic. The media has lacked attention to the AIDS epidemic as well and this has also contributed to the spread of AIDS. Some of what caused the American public's lack of interest in AIDS are prisons, foreign countries, and the U. S. statistics ...
  • Last Solution For Outbreak Of Gangs
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    Last Solution For Outbreak of Gangs? Currently being discussed in Congress is the Anti-gang Bill, also known as the "Gangbusters Bill." This bill would turn gang-related violent offenses into federal crimes punishable by mandatory sentences of at least ten years, expand the range of crimes punishable by death, and allow U. S. prosecutors to try 16 and 17 year old gang members as adults in federal courts. One unfortunate effect of this new bill will be the progressing overcrowding of federal pris...
  • Prison Problems Create An Effective
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    The Effectiveness of An Essay Alexander Cragg/ Honors English What does it take to create an effective essay This is a hard question to answer, until it is made more specific. Depending upon the type of essay it may be harder, or easier, to create an effective essay. Formal essays are easier to write for most students, because they can make them more effective by using their own voice. If you have to write an argumentative essay the criteria for an effective paper is much different than attempti...
  • Prisons Don't Work Year Olds
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    Prison's Don't Work In our society, the dual purpose of imprisonment is punishment and / or rehabilitation. Throughout the states, there is an increased prison population. For example, more than 40 states' prison systems are under court orders to rectify overcrowding. Some prisons have what is called a "zero sum" status. A "zero sum" status basically means if a prison receives a new inmate, it is required to release a current inmate. If prisons are meant to hold criminals and punish them for the...
  • Accomodating Prison Population Growth
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    Inmate Population In August 1994, the California Department of Corrections released its annual five-year facilities master plan for new prison construction. This plan, usually submitted to the Legislature earlier in the calendar year, was delayed so that the additional need for new prison beds resulting from the recently enacted Three Strikes and You " re Out legislation could be incorporated into the plan. The facilities plan is based on the department's spring 1994 population estimate that est...
  • Aids In Prisons United States
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    AIDS. Ryan White. Magic Johnson. Prisoners. Which of the three doesn't fit i nIn an era where we rally behind the good guy to prevail against the bad guy, prisoners have a difficult time finding their niche in the "good guy" category. The mere mentioning of the word "AIDS" strikes fear and panic into most Americans. AIDS is a killer, and one that law enforcement, doctors, or even the common man cannot stop. When someone such as Ryan White or Magic Johnson contracts the AIDS virus, they are quic...
  • Is Prison An Effective Form Of Punishment
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    Imprisonment is an increasingly common method of punishment in modern British society, its basis being to punish the offender by depriving them of their liberty. Costing the taxpayer "lb 36 million a week" (Frances Cook, director of the Howard League), an amount that makes an entire third world country's economy look like pocket money in comparison, it would be fair to assume that Her Majesty's Prison Service is one of great efficiency and effectiveness. In reality however, imprisonment is under...
  • Maximum Security Prisons Control Unit
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    It has been debated by human rights activists that life in today's prisons may be a form of cruel and unusual punishment. In many jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers, confined individuals suffer from physical maltreatment, excessive disciplinary sanctions and barley tolerable living conditions. These factors coupled with overcrowding, inmate violence and rape make life dangerous behind bars. Most of these problems are evident in our maximum security institutions. According to the Ameri...
  • Sentencing Guidelines And Its Effect On Prison Overcrowding
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    In a news article written in the Greensboro News Record it was brought to the public's attention that the state of North Carolina was planning on opening up three new prisons some time this year. It is estimated that it will cost around $8 million to staff the facilities. People may wonder as to why the prisons are becoming so over crowded, and it would be easy for those same people to think that more crimes are being committed now a days then ever before. According to an article written by Matt...
  • Angola I Feel Maximum Security
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    I feel that Angola prison system is a very effective correction system. The video demonstrated how the system has different setups to keep the prisoners working to keep them out of trouble. Although Angola is a rough maximum-security system, it seems to have great control over the inmates. The atmosphere of Angola is rough, but has great control over the inmates, which keeps it safe in its own unusual way. By keeping all the inmates working with different jobs, they have less violence. By giving...