• 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)...
  • Reform Treatment In Prison
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    Drug and alcohol treatment in prison will save billions of dollars and significantly reduce crime, according to a 281-page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University released on January 8 (The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University, "Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population," January 1998; Christopher Wren, "Alcohol or Drug Link Seen in 80% of Jailing's," New York Times, January 9, 1998, p. A 11;...
  • Abandon Parole Threat To Society
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    PAROLE SHOULD BE ABOLISHED The procedure known as "parole" in the criminal justice system has been in practice in the United States since the late 1800's when it was begun in a reformatory in Elmira, New York. It's process provides for early conditional release from prison for convicted felons, after part of their prison sentence has been served, and they are found to be eligible for parole based on factors such as: conduct while incarcerated, rehabilitative efforts / progress , type of offense,...
  • Higher Percentage Prison Inmates Life
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    Why do we choose to break the law? It's socially accepted, most people break the law in a minor way, perhaps by speeding or J-walking. Unfortunately some people go to far and end up in prison. At that point society is divided, where is the line that separates us? What affects the outcome of what side of that line you are standing on? Education? Environment? Genetics? What would cause one subject to end up in prison while the other raises a family? Some researchers have concluded that it is in yo...
  • 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...
  • Camp Hill Riot Inmates Day State
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    Camp Hill the day that lasted 72 hours On October 25, 1989 more than 1, 300 inmates at the Camp Hill State Correctional Institution rioted. The rioters took at least 8 hostages, lighting 4 fires and caused millions of dollars in damage. More then 35 staff members, 5 inmates, 1 firefighter and 1 state trooper sustain injuries in the worst uprising in Pennsylvania history. Inmates returning from an exercise yard in the late afternoon overwhelmed correctional staff and seized hostages. Inmates wer...
  • 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...
  • Gender Issues In Jails
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    The article I chose is titled Gender Issues in the New Generation Jail, by Patrick G. Jackson, and Cindy A. Stearns. The source for this article is the Prison Journal. The article explains how men and women in the new jails have adapted. The definition of the new jail is a fifty-person pod style jail. The old jail was considered to be inhumane, disgusting, and have many blind spots. The problems in the old jails were growing year by year. The new jail comes furnished with televisions, separate ...
  • South Carolina Correction Facilities
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    South Carolina Correction Facilities Corrections are a necessary tool to protect society from those who do harm to others or to others property. Depending on the type of crime that was committed, and if the crime is considered a state or federal charge, also depends on where the person sentenced will do his time. There are four main sentencing options available; prison, probation, probation and confinement, and prison and community split. When a person is sentenced to do their time in prison mos...
  • 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...
  • Outsourcing Inmates State Benson 2004
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    Outsourcing Inmates is a Bad Move Governor Greg Benson wants to outsource the states medium security prisoners. Outsourcing would mean send inmates in the states prisons out of state to serve their prison sentence. We would be sending these inmates who aren't just a number; they are fathers, sons, and grandchildren to prisons in states such as Texas or Georgia. He says this will help with over crowding and will save New Hampshire tax payers money. Shipping inmates out of state will hurt the com...
  • Themes And Symbols Shukhov Bread Spoon
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    The book, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisov ich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn is a book with many hidden themes and symbols. This book based on a day in a "Stalinist" labor camp through the eyes of the main character Shukhov. Solzhenitsyn does a great job of showing how brutal these camps were. The way these ideas and visualizations are expressed is what makes this a great book. With Themes and symbols throughout this story, Solzhenitsyn captures the unjust treatment of these captives. Through th...
  • Inmates Alcatraz One Guards
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    Alcatraz Island was opened from 1934 to 1963. At that time it was the last stop in the federal penitentiary pipeline. It housed famous criminals such as Al Scarface Capone, George Machine Gun Kelly, and Robert Stroud, The Birdman of Alcatraz (American Automobile Association 81). The warden, James Johnston, turned it into such a brutal place that even the most hardened criminals started calling it Hellcat raz. That raises the question was Alcatraz s brutality essential, or just plain cruel Locat...
  • Housing Unit Inmates Hall One
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    The cell itself is only 12 feet x 12 feet. The floor is a smooth cold concrete. The walls are a double stacked cinder block covered in a dark yellow paint. The beds are bunk style metal framed, each one welded together, the bottom one bolted to the floor. There is only one light and it is a halogen tube covered in a plastic case, that is also covered In a wire mesh to keep out prying fingers. On the far wall there is a window. Metal framed and double paned to keep out the cold and keep in the c...
  • Maximum Security Prisons Control Unit
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    It has been debated by human rights activists that life in today's prisons may be a form of cruel and unusual punishment. In many jails, prisons and juvenile detention centers, confined individuals suffer from physical maltreatment, excessive disciplinary sanctions and barley tolerable living conditions. These factors coupled with overcrowding, inmate violence and rape make life dangerous behind bars. Most of these problems are evident in our maximum security institutions. According to the Ameri...
  • 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...
  • Over Population Of The Prison System And Economic Costs
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    Do you know just how many people are sitting on Death Row today? Okay, do you know how much money is spent on building, maintaining, and staffing federal and local prisons? Do you support the Death Penalty? It is a know fact that many people are oblivious to how much money is spent yearly on keeping criminals off the streets and punishing them for their crimes. I support the Death Penalty fully due to the over population of the prison system and due to how much it is costing the tax payers to ke...
  • Prison Reform Inmates Live Conditions
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    In Dorothea Dix's tour of Massachusetts' prisons, she observed disgusting conditions beyond belief. Not only were the mentally insane subject to these horrible conditions, but so were all the other hardened criminals that were incarcerated. These inmates are shackled in cells that are dark, dirty, damp, unsanitary, smelly, diseased, isolated, and cramped. All of these conditions were present while the inmates were laying in their own filth. This is no way for any human being to live. I'm not say...
  • Angola I Feel Maximum Security
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    I feel that Angola prison system is a very effective correction system. The video demonstrated how the system has different setups to keep the prisoners working to keep them out of trouble. Although Angola is a rough maximum-security system, it seems to have great control over the inmates. The atmosphere of Angola is rough, but has great control over the inmates, which keeps it safe in its own unusual way. By keeping all the inmates working with different jobs, they have less violence. By giving...
  • Foreign Inmates Prison Arizona Special
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    ? Arizona Wants Special Prison For Foreiners? Essay, ? Arizona Wants Special Prison For Foreiners? The article "Arizona wants special prison for foreiners' is one example of how ethnicity and crime are an issue and how some feel it should be delt with. As some may see this as a positive thing to do inorder to help the process of deportation or what ever the consequences may be, many others are calling it a plan that would segregate Mexican inmates, being that 89 percent of the foreign inmates wo...