• 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 ...
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp
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    Imagine leaving your family, your house, your possessions, and your life behind. You do not know where you " re going, or how long it will take to get there. You are cramped into a small space with around a hundred other people; some dead, some dying, some hoping for death to come. It's hard to stay positive in a situation like this. You are on your way to the most famous - and most deadly - Nazi concentration camp. Its name is Auschwitz, and you are a Jew in Nazi Germany during World War II. Y...
  • Aboriginal Prisoners Rottnest Island Vincent
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    In the early 1800 s a number of French explorers visited the south west coast of Australia. The British, who were at war with the French at that time, became concerned that a French presence in the south west of the continent could endanger trade with the eastern colonies. In 1819 Phillip Parker King and his crew patrolled the southwest, although it was not until his second voyage in 1822 that they made landfall on "Rottenest. Settlement of the Swan River Colony began in 1829, and interest was s...
  • Solitary Confinement Superman Prison
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    'Supermax' is short for 'super-maximum security.' It is a place designed to house violent prisoners or prisoners who might threaten the security of the guards or other prisoners. Some prisons that are not designed as superman prisons have 'control units' in which conditions are similar. The theory is that solitary confinement and sensory deprivation will bring about behavior modifications. In general, Supermax prisoners are locked into small cells for approximately 23 hours a day. They have almo...
  • Guarding Sing Sing Correctional Officer
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    Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing Unable to get official permission to interview and write about correctional officers, Ted Conover, author of the book Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing, "got in' by applying for a correctional officer position. After training, he and his fellow rookies, known as 'new jacks,' were randomly assigned to Sing Sing, one of the country's most famous -- and infamous -- prisons. Sing Sing, a maximum-security male prison, was built in 1828 by prisoners themselves, kept at their task...
  • Terror Of Auschwitz Cell Block
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    The Terror of Auschwitz The Holocaust refers to any widespread human disaster, but it is more widely known as the almost complete destruction of the Jews in Europe by Nazi Germany. During the 19 th century, European Jewry was being emancipated, and, in most European countries, Jews achieved some equality of status with non-Jews. Nonetheless, at times Jews were vilified and harassed by anti-Semitic groups. Indeed, some anti-Semites believed that Jewry was an alien "race" not assimilable into a Eu...
  • Buchenwald Holocaust Death Camp
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction page 1 Concentration Camps pages 2-5 Death Camps page 6 Buchenwald pages 7-11 Conclusion page 12-13 Endnotes pages 14-15 Bibliography page 16 (1) INTRODUCTION The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. 'Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme....
  • Prisoner Exchange Prisoners Union Prison
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    andersonville Prison: The Civil War's Death Camp The first time that confining large amounts of prisoners of war was dealt was during the American Civil War (Roberts, 12). Both the Union and the Confederacy had regulations that said the P. O. W. s had to be treated humanely, one of them saying that a wounded prisoner would be taken to the back of the army and be treated with the rest of the soldiers (14). There were also prisoner exchange regulations, where a captured general would be worth six...
  • Alcatraz Federal Prison
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    Alcatraz In western California, in San Fransisco Bay, Alcatraz rises 130 feet above the surface of the bay and is about 1755 feet long. The United States Department of Justice used the island as a Military Prison from 1868 until 1933, when it became a federal prison for dangerous prisoners. The prison was closed in 1963. In 1972 Alcatraz became part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The island has many natural features such as gardens, tide pools, and bird colonies. This year marks th...
  • Concentration Camps 000 Auschwitz Prisoners
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    Concentration Camps A concentration camp is where prisoners of war, enemy aliens, and political prisoners are detained and confined, typically under harsh conditions, or place or situation characterized by extremely harsh conditions. The first concentration camps were established in 1933 for confinement of opponents of the Nazi Party. The supposed opposition soon included all Jews, Gypsies, and certain other groups. By 1939 there were six camps: Dachau, Sachsenhausen, Buchenwald, Mauthausen, Flo...
  • Attica Frank Smith
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    ... Lords Party, New York State Assembly member Arthur O. Eve, lawyer William Kunstler and others. Pressures on the prisoners were high and they new their lives were at stake but they never gave up. On September 12, 1971 the prisoners let it be known that there could be a peaceful resolution to this situation if Governor Rockefeller would open negotiations with them. Instead on September 13, 1971 Governor Rockefeller ordered a military attack on Attica Prison. A combined force of about 1, 000 S...
  • Prison Life Prisoners One Inmates
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    Prison Life Most people have no idea what it feels like to be in prison, statistically only one out of every five people will know what its like to be in prison. Approximately 1. 4 million people out of the U. S.'s 280 million people are in prison. (Thomas, 2) The only reason people know about prisons is because of the media. The news, movies, and books all contribute to people's stereotypes about prisons. Prisoners receive three meals a day, workout facilities, a library, as well as other thin...
  • The Auschwitz Complex Concentration Camp
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    Auschwitz was and still is one of the most highly known concentration camps of the holocaust. The Auschwitz complex was the site of scientifically and efficiently executed genocide during W. W. II. The camp is commonly applied to the complex of death and concentration near town. The prisoners went through a lot of hard times. They were separated from their families. Had very poor sleeping and living conditions. The nourishment wasnt good enough. Everyday in the camp the prisoners feared for the...
  • Dachau Concentration Camp
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    January 30, 1933. A black cloud began to form over Germany as Adolph Hitler became chancellor. Exactly one month later the Legal Bulletin of the Reich No. 17 stated that articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 were no longer valid. Freedom of speech, freedom of the press and the right to assemble were now restricted. Weeks went by and these articles were still not reinstated. Little did the citizens of Germany know that these articles would not be reinstated for years (Whissen 27-38). Six...
  • Bataan Death March Prisoners Japanese Day
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    I am not sure when this horrible ordeal all began. Was it just after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor or was it when World War II began Many of the survivors of the Bataan Death March believe it began in March of 1942. This was when General MacArthur received orders to leave his US Army forces and escape to Australia. The army forces were left under the command of Major General Edward king at the southern tip of the Bataan Peninsula. It was not more than a couple of months, when the odds agains...
  • 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...
  • Kosovo Nato Led
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    War crime suspects hunted after jailbreak MITROVICA, Kosovo - Hundreds of NATO-led peacekeepers and U. N. police are searching for a group of Serb prisoners, many charged with war crimes, who escaped from a jail in the northern Kosovo city of Mitrovica. Roadblocks have been set up on roads leading to Serbia, while dogs are also being used to track the men through a wooded area near the jail. The province's United Nations administration said the break-out took place on Saturday at around 9: 00 p....
  • Concentration Camps Prisoners Nazis Died
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    Concentration camps are a place where selected groups of people are confined usually under inhumane conditions. There have been many kinds of facilities that have served as concentration camps, they usually consist of barracks, huts, or tents, surrounded by watchtowers and barbed wire. When people think of concentration camps they normally think about the Holocaust, Nazi, Germany. During the Holocaust, Nazi, Germany targeted communists, socialist, religious dissenters, Jehovah's Witnesses, Gypsi...
  • Concentration Camps A Comparative Analysis
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    Concentration Camps: A Comparative Analysis Genocide and mass killing is something that, unfortunately, can be seen in several instances throughout world history. Arguably, the most horrendous and at the same time, ingeniously planned genocide took place in Europe during World War II. The Holocaust, as it is known as today, was the systematic attempt by Adolf Hitler's German army to rid the world of several groups of people, most notably the Jewish, African American, and Homosexuals. One method ...
  • Labor Camp Camps Prisoners Auschwitz
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    Auschwitz-The Toture Camps Auschwitz, Auschwitz-The Toture Camps Essay, Research Paper Auschwitz, located thirty-seven miles west of Krakow, was the first concentration camp where Jewish people worked to death, or were automatically killed. This camp, compared to all the other camps, tortured the most people. At the camp there was a place called the "Black Wall,' this was where the people were executed. In March of 1941, there was another camp that started its building. This second camp was cal...