• 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...
  • Solitary Confinement Antarctica Ski Snowmobile
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    Creative Writing: Year Long Period of Solitary Confinement and What I Would Bring With Me During my assignment of a one year long period of solitary confinement on Antarctica the three things that I would bring with me would be: a computer equipped with internet access and teleconferencing capabilities; my ski equipment including my climbing gear; and a snowmobile that is run by electricity because of a lack of Mobil stations at the South Pole. The computer, ski equipment, and snowmobile would a...
  • 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...
  • Effects Of Solitary Confinement
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    Effects of Solitary Confinement Imagine you are stripped naked, searched, given little clothing and placed in a room smaller than the average bathroom. All you have to look at are the stark white walls that surround you, if you re lucky. In other cases all that encompasses you is the rancid stench of feces, along with a variety of foods and liquids. What kind of games would your mind play on you Paranoia, aggression, and depression are a few examples of the many symptoms that come as a result of...
  • Escape Attempt Alcatraz Prison Island
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    In the 1920's and 1930's a new wave of crime had swept across the U. S. With the passage of the Volstead Act in 1920, producing and distributing alcohol became an extremely lucrative business. With this also came a sharp rise in organized crime in many of the big cities. Even worse, the crimes committed by members of these gangs became more violent. In July of 1933, J. Edgar Hoover was made the director of the newly formed FBI. Hoover decided that he was going to crack down on these criminals. ...