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  • Paper Currency Into The Prison
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    Mt. OliveT he trip to the Mt. Olive State Prison was an experience that I will never forget. I had never thought of all the little things they do to keep the prison safe and under control. From the very start of the tour I thought to myself, "Why does it matter if we have more than one key, or earrings, or any other kind of jewelry. I could not even believe why we could not bring paper currency into the prison. I was not even expecting to get patted down by the guards or having a dog smell for c...
  • American Prisoner To Communism And Attempt
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    P.O.W. : THE EXPERIENCE OF AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN VIETNAM Prisoners of War (POWs): In international law, term used to designate incarcerated members of the armed forces of an enemy, or noncombatants who render them direct service and who have been captured during wartime. 1 This definition is a very loose interpretation of the meaning of Prisoners of War (POWs). POWs throughout history have received harsh and brutal treatment. Prisoners received everything from torture to execution. Howeve...
  • One Advantage To The Superman Prisons
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    'Supermax' is short for 'super-maximum security. ' It is a place designed to house violent prisoners or prisoners who might threaten the security of the guards or other prisoners. Some prisons that are not designed as superman prisons have 'control units' in which conditions are similar. The theory is that solitary confinement and sensory deprivation will bring about behavior modifications. In general, Supermax prisoners are locked into small cells for approximately 23 hours a day. They have alm...
  • Killed Inmates
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    Around 3: 00 pm on Sunday April 11, 1993 a riot started when prisoners returning from recreation time attacked prison guards in cell block L. The guards held the keys to the entire cell block and it did not take long for the prisoners to take full advantage of the keys. Four beaten guards were released within hours of the attack but 8 were retained. The riot was started for many reasons but the most obvious reason was TB testing on Muslims, they do not believe in using needles to take blood or f...
  • Andy From The Prison Life
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    Rhetorical Analysis of The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption is an inspiring story about Andy Dufreine and his efforts to maintain hope in horrible situations. The directors used many effective methods that displayed signs of hope in such a horrible place. Andy maintained hope by distracting his mind and always staying occupied. Andy was also inspired to survive by helping others find hope in life. The creators of this movie used several effective, and often subtle, methods to illust...
  • Pelican Bay Prison
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    Pelican Bay Supermax Pelican Bay SupermaxAfter listening to and or reading the transcripts of Locked Down: Gangs in the Supermax by Michael Montgomery, one gets a glimpse of prison life, sociological issues inmates and staff face, and the subculture of prison life faced by staff and prisoners alike on a daily basis. However, instead of delving completely in to the situational circumstances of prisoner life, it is more important to understand the history of this Supermax prison and why it was con...
  • Attica State Prison Uprising September 13
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    ... Lords Party, New York State Assembly member Arthur O. Eve, lawyer William Kunstler and others. Pressures on the prisoners were high and they new their lives were at stake but they never gave up. On September 12, 1971 the prisoners let it be known that there could be a peaceful resolution to this situation if Governor Rockefeller would open negotiations with them. Instead on September 13, 1971 Governor Rockefeller ordered a military attack on Attica Prison. A combined force of about 1,000 Sta...
  • Harsh To The Jewish Prisoners
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    ELLI- Coming of age in the Holocaust. Elli, her mother and all of the prisoners they meet all have to undergo numerous physical and psychological hardships when they are forced into the concentration camps. They are treated like cattle on their way to the slaughterhouse when they are taken from their houses to the ghetto, then to the synagogue, and eventually to Auschwitz, the death camp. The majority of suffering that was inflicted on Elli and her associates was physically inflicted, this was i...
  • Adult Male Prisons
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    Prison populations have been on the raise since the early 1970's. Today we incarcerate over 2 million men, women and juveniles in the various correctional facilities around the country. These facilities can range from local jails or detention facilities to the new so called "Superman" prisons. Conditions can also vary across the spectrum for these different correctional institutions. Each type of inmate has his or her own challenges when faced with incarceration. Many factors play into determini...
  • Peacekeepers And U.N. Police
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    War crime suspects hunted after jailbreak MITROVICA, Kosovo - Hundreds of NATO-led peacekeepers and U.N. police are searching for a group of Serb prisoners, many charged with war crimes, who escaped from a jail in the northern Kosovo city of Mitrovica. Roadblocks have been set up on roads leading to Serbia, while dogs are also being used to track the men through a wooded area near the jail. The province's United Nations administration said the break-out took place on Saturday at around 9: 00 p.m...
  • Guards Except Paul Edgecomb
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    The movie, The Green Mile, is a film that is based on a true story set in the state of Alabama during the Depression Era. The story is told by Paul Edgecomb, who during that time was the head guard on Death Row at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary. The former prison guard reflects on how he developed a unusual, relationship with one of the inmates that may be innocent. The inmate is John Coffey, an African- American man convicted of the rape and murder of two nine year old sisters. The prison guard...
  • Chain Gangs Prisoners
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    CHAIN GANGS "The use of prisoners in public works, cleaning city streets or repairing the highways, was practiced in Austria, Switzerland and certain (areas) of the United States, such as Pennsylvania. These convicts, distinguished by their 'infamous dress' and shaven heads, 'were brought before the public", (Foucault p. 8). In the above statement Foucault is describing a form of public spectacle that prison systems used called chain gangs. The name "chain gang", refers to prisoners being chaine...
  • Guards And Prisons
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    The Stanford Prison Experiment of 1973 raises troubling questions about the ability of individuals to exist repressive or obedient roles, if the social setting requires these roles. Philip K. Zimbardo, professor of Psychology at Stanford University, began researching how prisoners and guards assume submissive and authoritarian roles. He set out to do this by placing advertisements in a local newspaper, stating that male college students would be needed for a study of prison life paying fifteen d...
  • Role Of The Prisoner
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    When first reading Zimbardo's prison experiment, I was disturbed with the ethics. However, once I got past my disturbance, I was able to actually consider the implications. And, I became fascinated with the impact that resulted from randomly placing otherwise equal individuals into roles that forced them to interact with each other on a new uneven playing field. The volunteers were thus no longer able to relate to or understand each other in the same way. Both the prisoners and the guards were f...
  • Peterhead Prison About A Year
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    Thomas Watson was born on the 15th November 1958, in Bang our Hospital, which was in Bathgate. He grew up in a small village called Breich, near West Calder, with his mother Sarah, and his father, Thomas. As a child, Thomas attended Wood muir primary school, which was one of the smallest schools in the area, with only forty pupils and two classrooms. He went on to West Calder High School, but left after fourth year with no qualifications at all. When he was sixteen years old he became an apprent...
  • Carter And The Prison Warden
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    The statement made by Rubin "Hurricane " Carter, "Hate got me into this place, love got me out". The statement means that throughout his term in prison he changed as a person and also a human being. As he arrived in prison he was what you call a bad ass and a rebel. I remember distinctly a scene involving Carter and the prison Warden. The Warden told Carter to put on the standard uniform for him to be identified in prison and Carter being the stubborn man he was at the time refused and was sente...
  • All Control Unit Prisons
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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...
  • Beatings Of Inmates At The 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...

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