• 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, ...
  • 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...
  • Prison Reform In America
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    Prison 'Reform' in America In the essay 'Prison 'Reform' in America,' Roger T. Pray points out the much attention that has been devoted to research to help prevent crimes. Showing criminals the errors of their ways not by brutal punishment, but by locking them up in the attempt to reform them. Robert Pray, who is a prison psychologist, is currently a researcher with the Utah Dept. of Corrections. He has seen what has become of our prison system and easily shows us that there is really no such th...
  • Prisons Slipknots Nov 1994
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    Right now in the United States of America murderers, rapists, and child molesters are being set free. Prisoners are watching T. V. , eating a meal, and using exercise equipment while law abiding citizens are starving and living in the gutters. Prisoners even have their own periodical. Dangerous criminals are walking the streets and crime is a way of life to many Americans. In America, crime does pay because our nation's prison system is not working. The nation's prison system must be changed be...
  • Shawshank Redemption 2 Andy Prison Free
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    Shawshank Redemption The main character, Andy, is an accountant who was convicted of murdering his own wife. He is taken out of a life in which he is comfortable and placed in an environment that is completely foreign to him. The of other prisoners' lifestyles are not similar to his own. Andy is educated and probably has never had any other crimes other than parking violations. The challenges that Andy faces throughout the course of this movie will forever transform his life. The first challeng...
  • Educating Prisoners An Unnecessary Effort
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    Educating Prisoners - An Unnecessary Effort Crime knows no bound, no race, no social status, no gender. In prisons, all criminals are criminals, whether they have committed felony, rape or assault. White-collar crimes are the same as any other crime. Still, most inmates are from the middle class and lower class of our society. However, committing crime, and what kind of crime, is still the choice of the person, whether he has attained a formal education, a higher degree of learning or not. Stil...
  • Clyde Beasley And Social Influence
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    Prison: A Social Nightmare Heather Baker General Psychology PSY 1012 Gloria Maremma-Giles, M. S. Social psychology is the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another. What happens when there is only one way to do things without being teased, mimicked or ever bullied? We conform. Even though the standards are different now than is has been in the past, the theory is the same: for most people, whatever they think will make their life easiest, they will conform to. ...
  • Alcatraz Anatomy Of A Classic
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    Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many people know that Alcatraz served as a federal prison, but most are surprised to know that this island served as a fort. The name Alcatraz was derived from the Spanish word alcatraz which means: Spanish fort or palace (1). Built before the Civil War, it served two main purposes. First, it was to guard the San Francisco bay area from enemy ships against a foreign invasion. Second, it was to hold hostage prisoners of war or POW's as they were call...
  • 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...
  • Alternatives To Prison Offenders Prisons Jacobs
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    Prisons, facilities maintained for confining people convicted of committing crimes, were used to rehabilitate offenders while keeping them isolated from the community. The Quakers built the first prison in 1790 in order to seclude criminal offenders from society to think about their wrongdoing and to seek forgiveness in a kind, and spiritual environment. (Inciardi 497) Currently, there are three types of prisons within the Federal, State, and County governments. These are categorized by the degr...
  • American Me Mexican Mafia
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    American Me is a movie, made in 1992, directed by and starring Edward James Olmos. This movie based on a true story, about a Mexican-American male spinning over half his life in prison. He grew up in the street of East Los Angeles, were he joined the local neighborhood gang. He and his friends got sent to prison at the age of sixteen for breaking and entering. In prison he did what it took to survive, which got him more years in jail. He started the biggest click in prison, Mexican Mafia, which...
  • 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...
  • Shawshank Redemption Brooks And Red
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    Red and Brooks are characters with many similar traits and had gone through many of the same circumstances, but one main difference allows on man to survive outside of Shawshank and the other unable to cope with the outside world. That one main difference was a man named Andy Dufresne. Both Brooks and Red entered the confines of the Shawshank Correctional Facility as youths, but left its walls as old men. They both had seen many dozens of prisoners come and go as well as the tenures of three wa...
  • Drugs And Crime Women
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    Drugs and crime over the last ten years have increased for women, at about twice the rate of drug use in men. In 1999 a survey of inmates in state correctional facilities, the percentage of women in prison for a drug offense exceeded that of men. (2000, Bureau of Justice statistics) Drug usage is the grounds for many women going to prison. Drug use is on the rise among women. Seventy-five thousand women are serving prison sentences in the United States; most of them are in prison for drug law vi...
  • African America Prison Drug Americans
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    Incarceration of a People The disproportionate numbers of African Americans in the prison system is a very serious issue, which is not usually discussed in its totality. However, it is quite important to address the matter because it ultimately will have an effect on African Americans as a whole. Of the many tribulations that plague Americans today, the increase in the amount of African American men and women in prisons is unbelievable. It would be nave to say that the increase is due to the fac...
  • Prison Directed Women Starring
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    The first prison films in American cinema were short documentaries and melodramas which all shared a strong social consciousness. For The Commonwealth (1912) showed the benefits of convicts performing useful labor; The Convict's Parole (1912) and The Convict King (1915) denounced the exploitation of prisoners as cheap workers. Convict Life In The Ohio Penitentiary (1912) and The Modern Prison (1914) depicted the beneficial effects of the humane treatment of convicts; Life In A Western Penitentia...
  • Film Prison Scenes Woman
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    A woman is brutally beaten often by her husband time and time again until the point where she just can't take it anymore and she snaps. One day she kills the one that is making her life a living hell not thinking of the consequences. Frances, a young nurse, is sent to a maximum security prison for the murder of her abusive husband. In prison she has to work off her debt to society by being forced to do manual labor. Many women in the same situation as Frances get fed up with the working conditio...
  • Scene Andy Prison Durabont
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    In the film Shawshank redemption, director Frank Durabont presents the turning point by using a scene which gives visual indication to the audience that the climax it about to happen soon. He does this through a series of camera shots, scenery and emphasis on the themes of the film as a whole. This particular scene opens up with a low angle shot of two massive walls that suggest imprisonment and enclosure. The shot has taken special care to show the walls to be dark, dreary and dim that put forw...
  • 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...
  • Alternative For Prison Civilized Lives
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    AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PRISON America's prisons have been called "graduate schools for crime.' It stands to reason: Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcrowd their cell- block, deprive them of meaningful work, and the result is an embittered underclass more intent on getting even with society than contributing to it. Prisons take the nonviolent offender and make him live by violence. They take the nonviolent offender and mak...