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  • Dr Timothy Leary
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    The term "hero" brings to mind many ideas, many events, and many people. However, one face it generally fails to conjure is that of Timothy Leary. Dr. Leary managed to create a level of infamy few Americans have achieved since this country's inception; he is the poster-child of the mind-altering hallucinogen LSD and has been labeled by many as the subversive leader of the counter-culture movement of the sixties. Not many people appreciate this great man's long string of accomplishments, his devo...
  • Overall Purpose Of Rehabilitation In Prison
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    REHABILITATING OUR CRIMINALS America releases 600,000 prisoners each year, but does little to prepare them for work or to improve their unlawful habits. However-not surprisingly-within three years, many of the ex-convicts are re-arrested (Irwin 38). People who have already spent time in prison or jail move back to some of America's poorest neighborhoods to terrorize neighbors who can ill afford the costs of crime. United States prisons are ineffective in protecting society and in rehabilitating ...
  • Black Prisoners With The Help Of Peekay
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    "The most potent weapon of the oppressor is in the mind of the oppressed Steve Biko Triumph means to be victorious or successful and an adversary is someone you compete against or fight, like an enemy. So to triumph against your adversary is to defeat your enemy. The Power of One and Cry Freedom are two different stories, written by two different people, but both have the theme Triumph Against Adversity. Both of the stories were set in South Africa during the times of a white ruled government wh...
  • Contact With Drugs In Prison
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    Alternatives to prisons Today, more than ever before in the history of our penal system, our people are being sent to prisons all across the United States for such offenses as drug possession, traffic violations and other minor scrapes with the law. Apparently the American public has decided by popular vote that incarceration is the cure all for our countries complex crime problems. However, now we are facing prison overcrowding like never before in the history of The United States. I believe we...
  • Crime Rates And Prison Populations
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    People are arrested every day in the United States. They are put on probation or sent to jail, and sometimes they are let out on parole; there are millions of people affected. In 1995 alone there were over five million people under some form of correctional supervision, and the number is steadily increasing. The incarceration rate is skyrocketing: the number of prison inmates per 100,000 people has risen from 139 in 1980 to 411 in 1995. This is an immense financial burden on the country. Federal...
  • Crimes In Cuba And The Political Prisoners
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    Title: Diary of A Survivor: Nineteen Years in a Cuban Women's Prison Authors: Ana Rodriguez and Glenn Garvin Published: St. Martin's Press Type of Book: Assisted auto-biography Plot Summary Diary of a Survivor follows nineteen years of Ana Rodriguez's life, a Cuban woman arrested by Cuba's 'State Security' in her late teens. As a teenager she had been an activist against the Batista dictatorship which governed Cuba, and at first welcomed Fidel Castro's take-over of power. Gradually, however, she...
  • Our Prison System And The Criminals
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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...
  • 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...
  • People In Prison
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    Our Prison System Sucks Good afternoon and fellow class mates. To many of you, the word prison might frighten you. To some, you welcome the idea of prison. To others, well, you just don't care. Well I am for the idea of prison, but I don't support the way our prisons in north america are being run. These people deserved to be punished! I don't want them to waste our money, get 'paid' for television interviews, book rights and all the other goodies that come from doing a crime. And then slapped o...
  • Civil Rights Of The Prisoners Being
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    In a time that Americans are feeling very unsure about our safety, I fully agree with the Patriot act, which was passed only six weeks after September eleventh. It is time we start protecting America. The patriot act is crucial to national security. I do not feel that the war on terror has opened the doors to abuse of civil rights of the prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay Naval base in Cuba. I feel that we need to be more cautious of who we let walk our streets. We have to remember the visio...
  • Prison The 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 ...
  • Prisoners Of The People In The Prison
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    Revolving Door Justice 1) Plea Bargaining is when a person may agree to lesser crime as to not clog up the jury system but when this can be made the accused will wait for a good deal. I think that this is a bad idea because it makes it seem like the justice system can be bought or bargained with and laws can be bent. 2) Parole is the ability to get out of jail under the watch of the state. Parole is an iffy thing, it is great for those who are sane and deserve a second chance but how do you tell...
  • Dickens Newgate Prison
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    The World of Laws, Crime and Punishment in Great Expectations Great Expectations criticises the Victorian judicial and penal system. Through the novel, Charles Dickens displays his point of view of criminality and punishment. This is shown in his portraits of all pieces of such system: the lawyer, the clerk, the judge, the prison authorities and the convicts. In treating the theme of the Victorian system of punishment, Dickens shows his position against prisons, transportation and death penalty....
  • Back To The Beginning Of Humankind Baca
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    Originally published in Callaloo-A Journal of African-American and African Arts and Letters, Winter 1994, Volume 17, Number 1 "POETRY IS WHAT WE SPEAK TO EACH OTHER" An Interview With Jimmy Santiago Baca By John Keene This interview was conducted by telephone from Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 2, 2993. KEENE: Mr. Baca, in your book of essays, Working in the Dark: Reflections of a Poet of the Barrio, you speak at length and eloquently about how the school system completely failed you-and h...
  • Dirt And Filth With Criminals
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    In the novel Great Expectations, Charles Dickens utilizes dirt and filth imagery to symbolize the immorality of society and display the differentiation between Pip's previous life and his life in London. In illustration, when Pip first comes to London with his preconceived ideas of a rich and flashy city, he sees rather the opposite: "I think I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty" (151). Between London's dirtiness and Mrs. Joe's profuse cle...

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