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  • Firing Squad And Inmate
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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...
  • Anonymous And The Other Inmates In Prison
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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 from...
  • Gender Issues In The New 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 s...
  • Workers And The Inmates
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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 stric...
  • Total Institutions
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    Total Institutions In the year 1961, the author, Erving Goffman, published a book consisting of text and studies on mental patients and inmates, in what he has called "total institutions". There is a large focus on the life of mental patients, due to his year long study in an American institution. However, the center of my reading was based on the institutions and the lifestyles that are reached when placed in such establishments. When describing these institutions the author referred to them as...
  • One Hundred Nineteen Inmates
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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 Locate...
  • Inmates In Birch Hall
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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 co...

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