• 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...
  • Capital Punishment Death Inmate One
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    Hanging, the firing squad, the gas chamber, the electric chair, lethal injection; these are some present methods of the death penalty. Capital punishment has been used in America for a long time, and has always presented conflicts. There are many groups that protest capital punishment, and there are many groups that are for it. The controversies it presents have to do with the cost, if it is humane, or if it is moral. With all of these problems taken into consideration, it is clear to anyone tha...
  • Ethics In Corrections Correctional Officer
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    Ethics in Corrections The Colorado Department of Corrections has very explicated rules on not having personal relationships with inmates. They can be found on the internet at Colorado Department of Corrections web site web They can also be found at the Colorado Corrections Department of Personnel 4 CCR 801 Personnel Board Rules and Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures web Chapter 6 R-6-9, States the Department of Corrections prohibits correctional officers from having sexual ...
  • 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)...
  • Life In Prison Voices From The Field
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    Life in Prison - Behind a Convict's Eyes Crystal Fisher Introduction This paper is about the book "Behind a Convict's Eyes" by K. C. Carceral. This book was written by a young man who enters prison on a life sentence and describes the world around him. Life in prison is a subculture of its own, this subculture has its own society, language and cast system. The book describes incidents that have happen in prison to inmates. With this paper I will attempt to explain the way of life in a prison fr...
  • Elmira Reformatory Parole System Inmate
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    Parole (early release from prison) is often referred to as the back door to the US corrections system. The concept of parole dates back to the establishment of the Elmira Reformatory. The goal of the Elmira Reformatory was to rehabilitate and reform the criminal instead of following the traditional method of silence, obedience, and labor. Parole was originally set up to encourage prisoners to do well, keep their noses clean, and become model prisoners. Once a prisoner had shown rehabilitation an...
  • 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...
  • Skills Work Received Inmate
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    As a young black teenage male, Isa Santiago, was incarcerated for five years, with federal convictions for, carrying a controlled substance- narcotics and having unregistered firearms and ammunition, classified as 924 C. He believes that incarceration can be beneficially to individuals who seek rehabilitation. He continues to explain his dilemma could have been more severe, or perhaps if he hadn t been arrested and convicted, he would have been dead. Isa persuades me to believe that this form of...
  • Capital Punishment Death Penalty
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    Capital Punishment, also known as the death penalty, is the severest form of penalty for crime. The death penalty is illegal in some states. Whether or not the criminal deserves the death penalty will be decided by a jury. To be considered for the death penalty today, the crime must be no less severe than first degree murder which means murder with premeditation, the suspect must be convicted of murder beyond all reasonable doubts. Some other factors considered by the jury are the age of the vi...