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  • Medium Security Prisons Hold Inmates
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    Development of the Prison System Prisons were virtually non existent before the 1700's; prison was not considered a serious punishment for crime, and was seldom used. Instead, governments imprisoned people who were awaiting trial or punishment whereupon they would receive the more common capital or corporal types of punishment. Common punishments at that time included branding, imposing fines, whipping and the death penalty (capital punishment). The authorities punished most offenders in public ...
  • Maximum Security Prisons With Control Units
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    The Downward Spiral; Psychological Effects of Prisons "I have visited some of the best and the worst prisons and have never seen signs of coddling, but I have seen the terrible results of the boredom and frustration of empty hours and pointless existence" -former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger "If recent incarceration rates remain unchanged, an estimated 1 out of every 20 persons (5.1%) will serve time in a prison during their lifetime. -U.S. Department of Justice One of the largest pr...
  • Hiv Aids In Prisons And Jails
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    In addressing the prevention of the spread of the HIV virus in prisons, we have seen a rush to develop and implement prevention measures. Much attention has centered on such controversial issues as compulsory or voluntary blood testing, isolation versus integration of HIV infected inmates into the prison mainstreams, provision of condoms and disposable needles, and effective educational measures for specific groups within the prison. Unfortunately, this rush to develop and implement preventive m...
  • Early Chain Gangs To The Prison Industries
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    chain gangs and convict labor The Truth About Chain Gangs and Convict Labor Jeremy A. Greenfield English 101 Iowa Western Community College 11/16/98 Outline Thesis: From the early chain gangs to the prison industries of today, prisoners have been used as labor in the United States. I. Definition A. Definition of convict labor B. Definition of chain gangs and prison industries II. Chain Gangs A. Early history B. Mid-history C. Decline D. Present E. Curtis Brown. Convict Labor A. Statistics B. Rea...
  • Participation In A Prison Industry
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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)...
  • Camp Hill The Day
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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 were ...
  • House Minimum Security Non Violent Inmates
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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...
  • Lack Of Sufficient Health Care In Prisons
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    The prisons in America seem to cause more problems than assistance in today's society. The country's penal system is overcrowded, expensive, and some argue that is ineffective as well as inefficient. The costs to staff and support these facilities increase dramatically every year. Prisons, which are supposed to be correctional facilities, are currently filled with violence and hostility. These institutions are created to control crime by deterrence, incapacitating criminals, which protects socie...
  • 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...
  • Inmates In The States Prisons
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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 comm...
  • 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...
  • Prison Life Most People
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    Prison Life Most people have no idea what it feels like to be in prison, statistically only one out of every five people will know what its like to be in prison. Approximately 1.4 million people out of the U.S.'s 280 million people are in prison. (Thomas, 2) The only reason people know about prisons is because of the media. The news, movies, and books all contribute to people's stereotypes about prisons. Prisoners receive three meals a day, workout facilities, a library, as well as other things....
  • Additional General Obligation Bonds For Prisons
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    Inmate Population In August 1994, the California Department of Corrections released its annual five-year facilities master plan for new prison construction. This plan, usually submitted to the Legislature earlier in the calendar year, was delayed so that the additional need for new prison beds resulting from the recently enacted Three Strikes and You " re Out legislation could be incorporated into the plan. The facilities plan is based on the department's spring 1994 population estimate that est...
  • Prisoners Of The Risk Of Hiv Infection
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    AIDS. Ryan White. Magic Johnson. Prisoners. Which of the three doesn't fit i nIn an era where we rally behind the good guy to prevail against the bad guy, prisoners have a difficult time finding their niche in the "good guy" category. The mere mentioning of the word "AIDS" strikes fear and panic into most Americans. AIDS is a killer, and one that law enforcement, doctors, or even the common man cannot stop. When someone such as Ryan White or Magic Johnson contracts the AIDS virus, they are quick...
  • Negative Effect On Prisoners Mood
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    Even in the human being is in a perpetual evolution, several mysteries always subsist in his mind. One of these biggest mysteries is the human nature. Everybody has seen someone react strangely at one time or another, but we don't really know why. In a similar situation, we can see people react strongly and others staying calm. Nobody is mentally identical. Nobody has the same experience of life. However, we always know that some factors can affect our mood positively or negatively in our daily ...
  • 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...
  • Population Of Prisons
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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...
  • Angola's Prison System
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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...
  • Arizona Wants Special Prison For Foreiners
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    ? Arizona Wants Special Prison For Foreiners? Essay, ? 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 would fall under that race. Arizona has plans ...

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