• Prison Gangs Gang Mexican Members
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    Prison Gangs The fight for survival within the United States prison system has created a subculture the breeds racism, hate, and violence. About two and a half years ago, a young man named William King was sentenced to death by lethal injection for his participation in the murder of James Byrd Jr. James, a middle aged black man from Jasper County, Texas, was bound at the ankles and dragged behind a truck for three miles. His body was ripped to shreds as a gruesome display of the effects of priso...
  • Prison Gangs Gang Inmate
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    Colon has been in prison since 1971. He was convicted of murdering a rival gang member and for trafficking in heroin while inside of Stateville, located in Joliet. Colon said, "The gangs have an understanding with each other. We talk to each other to ensure that we don't have a confrontation. We try to keep the static down." In the state prison located in downstate Menard, Illinois, an inmate by the name of Gino Colon Gang leaders run major drug operations from their cells. In order to understa...
  • Drugs In The Prison System
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    Drugs and Alcohol in the Untied State prison system In the Untied States most of the prison population are people that have been involved with Alcohol or some form of drugs. Many of them were high or drunk at the time of there arrest. Most of them only did the crimes to be able to support there drug and alcohol addiction. There were not thinking of the consciences of there actions at the time. In most cases Alcohol play more of a role in the violent crimes then people on drugs. Alcohol has play...
  • Andersonville Outer Stockade
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    Prisoners began arriving at the prison in late February of 1864 and by early June the prison population had climbed to 20, 000. Consequently, it was decided that a larger prison was necessary, and by mid-June work was begun to enlarge the prison. The prison's walls were extended 610 feet to the north, encompassing an area of roughly 10 acres, bringing the total prison area to 26. 5 acres. The extension was built by a crew of Union prisoners consisting of 100 whites and 30 African Americans in ab...
  • Prisoners At Work Prison Industries
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    Prisoners at Work Currently at least 36 states have industries which are operating within prison walls and employ inmates. Why have prisoners at work There are four main reasons for putting inmates to work: 1) to raise revenue through the selling of goods and services made and provided by the inmates themselves; 2) to increase punishment (no more sitting around and loafing in prison all day); 3) to rehabilitate by instilling work ethics and skills that will help the inmate in the future); and 4)...
  • Women Prison Federal Cocaine
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    Sentencing disparities are an equally inequitable derivative of mandatory sentencing which requires increased sentences for crack cocaine violations, while offering flexible alternatives in cases arising from powder cocaine arrests. Powder cocaine is used by predominantly white middle-class or suburban defendants. More than 71 percent of women in federal prison and 35 percent of female state inmates have been convicted of drug offenses, usually involving crack cocaine, which carries mandatory se...
  • Prison Alternatives Violent Offender
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    Prison Alternatives Prison inmates, are some of the most dysfunctional people in society. Most of the inmates have had too little discipline or too much, come from broken homes, and have no self-esteem. They are very insecure and are at war with themselves as well as with society. Most inmates did not learn moral values or to follow everyday norms as they were brought up in society. Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overc...
  • Drugs In Prison Drug Inmates Treatment
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    Abstract This research paper will consist of an analysis of the use and abuse of illicit drugs within the prison systems on a global basis. With information gathered from various sources such as the internet and one on one interviews with an inmate in a male correctional facility and a former inmate of a female correctional facility I intend to show the rampant flow of drugs in and out of the prison system, the control of (or lack there of) by prison officials, the drug gangs and dealers in corr...
  • Prison Only Makes People Worse
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    Prison has been around in human society for many millions of years. Having someone who disobeyed the law of that village, town, city or country punished in some form of institution, cutting them off from people, is a common concept - a popular and supposedly "needed" process society has taken to doing for many years now has been put under the spotlight many times by many different figures and people in society. The question remains - do prisons only make people worse? Many articles have been pub...
  • 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...
  • Our Prison System Sucks
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    Our Prison System Sucks Good afternoon and fellow class mates. To many of you, the word prison might frighten you. To some, you welcome the idea of prison. To others, well, you just don't care. Well I am for the idea of prison, but I don't support the way our prisons in north america are being run. These people deserved to be punished! I don't want them to waste our money, get 'paid' for television interviews, book rights and all the other goodies that come from doing a crime. And then slapped ...
  • Prison Procedure Paper Inmate Inmates Institution
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    In dealing with Prison Procedure, I feel that many things are put into perspective all the way from intake to the release of an inmate back into the community or until they have served their sentence and their time is up. Everything in a prison must be on close watch. The workers should be watched just as well as the inmates. All the prisons procedures should be followed under a very strict manner to ensure that the prison functions properly and effectively. Prison procedure should be very stri...
  • Pelican Bay Supermax Prison Shu Gang
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    Pelican Bay Supermax Pelican Bay SupermaxAfter listening to and or reading the transcripts of Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax by Michael Montgomery, one gets a glimpse of prison life, sociological issues inmates and staff face, and the subculture of prison life faced by staff and prisoners alike on a daily basis. However, instead of delving completely in to the situational circumstances of prisoner life, it is more important to understand the history of this Supermax prison and why it was con...
  • Hawthorne Prison Life Heart
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    Andrew Mr. Wing English III, Period 4 November 23, 1999 Breaking out of Prison Hawthorne's view on life is wrong. He says that in the depths of human nature there is an inner world in which every human being is alone. Hawthorne's background and they way he lived his life gave him this dark view on life. His father and grandfather did things that he did not like and Hawthorne tried to redeem the bad things they did and when he couldn't he went into seclusion and explored his own heart. Every pers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rubin Hurricane Carter Prison Man Murder
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    The statement made by Rubin "Hurricane " Carter, "Hate got me into this place, love got me out." The statement means that throughout his term in prison he changed as a person and also a human being. As he arrived in prison he was what you call a bad ass and a rebel. I remember distinctly a scene involving Carter and the prison Warden. The Warden told Carter to put on the standard uniform for him to be identified in prison and Carter being the stubborn man he was at the time refused and was sente...
  • News Article County Prison
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    Matthews starts off this article by explaining on how Lackawanna County Prison is at its low point. The author tells us that the prison is under investigation for alleging beatings of inmates at the prison. Matthews also writes in her article that seven members of the Pennsylvania Prison Society has visited the prison to interview 18 inmates who told the board of the alleged beatings at the Lackawanna County Prison. Matthews writes that certain people think that these allege beatings are not tru...
  • Andersonville Prison 000 Union 1865
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    Andersonville Andersonville Prison Andersonville Prison Andersonville prison opened on Feb. 24, 1864. It was the ideal prison. It's located in Sumpter County, Georgia. The prison was originally called Camp Sumpter. At first it was 16. 5 acres then expanded to 26 acres. It was 1010′ long and 780′ wide, constructed of pine logs with thickness of a foot. A small creek ran through the middle, it was the only source of water. The prison caused many things like: misery, suffering, and dea...
  • Perfect World Andy Prison Robbins
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    Andy Dufresne'S Search For A Perfect World Andy Dufresne'S Search For A Perfect World In The Shawshank Redemption  Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is a wrongly convicted lawyer, serving time in the hell known as Shawshank Prison for the murder of his adulterous wife. Andy's life in prison starts off miserably. He finds maggots in his food, is regularly raped by "the Sisters', a group of prisoners who beat an rape other prisoners, and is threatened an harassed by the prison's guards. However,...