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  • Inner Prison Stockade
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    Prisoners began arriving at the prison in late February of 1864 and by early June the prison population had climbed to 20,000. Consequently, it was decided that a larger prison was necessary, and by mid-June work was begun to enlarge the prison. The prison's walls were extended 610 feet to the north, encompassing an area of roughly 10 acres, bringing the total prison area to 26.5 acres. The extension was built by a crew of Union prisoners consisting of 100 whites and 30 African Americans in abou...
  • Six Aboriginal Prisoners To Rottnest
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    In the early 1800's a number of French explorers visited the south west coast of Australia. The British, who were at war with the French at that time, became concerned that a French presence in the south west of the continent could endanger trade with the eastern colonies. In 1819 Phillip Parker King and his crew patrolled the southwest, although it was not until his second voyage in 1822 that they made landfall on "Rottenest. Settlement of the Swan River Colony began in 1829, and interest was s...
  • Prisoner With Kindness
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    The courage and human compassionate that Daru showed towards the Arab prisoner is commendable on all levels. Some people might have considered Daru justified in neglecting and even abusing the prisoner. Instead he treats the man as a guest. He provides him with adequate food and shelter and even comfortable amenities. The two men live in friendly cohabitation for the prisoner's entire stay at Daru's house. One would assume that the prisoner was reasonably terrified at his capture and was extreme...
  • British Prisoners Being
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    A U.S. TRANSPORT plane touched down at Guantanamo Bay at about 2: 15 p.m. ET. Speaking on condition of anonymity, military officials told NBC that about 15 detainees were aboard the flight, including some who were unable to walk because of their wounds. White military trucks drove onto the runway, apparently to help bring the disabled prisoners on stretchers to secure facilities at the U.S. base, NBC News' Mary Murray reported from an observation point near Guantanamo. The wounded will be evalua...
  • The Prisoners Of The Cave
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    about socrates and his example of in ate knowledge from the cave Human beings in general can sometimes be like the prisoners in the cave as Socrates claims because, in a way humans tend to think and operate based on second-hand information. Today in recent times, news such as the war in Iraq or politics can be related to the men carrying the vessels in Socrates's story. Both the men carrying the vessels and current news today happen where the majority of people are unable to see what is really h...
  • State Prison Systems In The U.S.
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    PHCCHistory of Prisons " I Intro to Corrections Dale L. Smith 02-01-01 BIBLIOGRAPHY. Dredger, Sharon Doyle, and Kevin Marron. 'Canada: Special Report -- The Prison System. ' Maclean's. Toronto, Canada. April 15, 1996 p. 24+... 'Haiti: Human Rights Practices, 1995. ' Country Reports of Human Rights Practices for 1995. March 1996... Honda, Harry W. 'A Grim Organ Harvest in China's Prisons' World Press Review. June 1995. p. 22-23... Lawrence, David Aguila. 'In Latin America, Revolting Jail Life. ' ...
  • Prisons And Jails
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    When an individual commits a crime the legal system prosecutes the criminal and ultimately incarcerates him. The very foundation of such a sequence of events is meant to degrade the offender and remove any social rights he had while on the outside. For example, prisoners have this vague notion that they are entitled to any basic rights while in prison. This concept has outraged law-abiding, upstanding citizens for decades. Prisoners are sent to prison or jail because they committed a crime, some...
  • Darus And The Prisoner
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    Writing Assignment-Analy zation of The Guest Modernism is often referred to as a deliberate departure from society as its traditional values, as a break away from everyday life and use of uniqueness, and the use of innovative forms of expressions that distinguish many styles in the art and literature of the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In the story Camus expresses almost a form of anarchy, if you will, from Daru. The story start in a schoolhouse in the desert which is bei...
  • 4 Stages Of Reality To Prisoners
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    "The Allegory of the Cave" In reading this story by Plato about the 4 stages of reality you start to see and understand why he perceived things the way he did. He made some truly believable points to the reality of life in this story. In the story it related the 4 stages of reality to prisoners that were chained up in a den. They saw shadows of men passing along a wall. There were also comparisons made about what would happen if they saw certain things. People often wonder why it is that prisone...
  • Prisoner Exchange Regulations
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    andersonville Prison: The Civil War's Death Camp The first time that confining large amounts of prisoners of war was dealt was during the American Civil War (Roberts, 12). Both the Union and the Confederacy had regulations that said the P.O.W.'s had to be treated humanely, one of them saying that a wounded prisoner would be taken to the back of the army and be treated with the rest of the soldiers (14). There were also prisoner exchange regulations, where a captured general would be worth sixty ...
  • Hostage And Chavel
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    Taken the easy way out is not always the high road everything has consequences, what might see feasible short term might not be long term. This is the case in Graham Greene's novel The Tenth Man, were a French lawyer named by Chavel is imprisoned by the Germans during WWII. Chavel is faced with death, but having power trades his wealth with another prisoner so he could live on. The story opens with an illustration of time, "in fact there as many times as there were prisoners" (29). Through-out t...
  • Lighting Of The Prison
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    Carandiru The adaptation of Carandiru Station, a best-seller by Drauzio Varela, Carandiru proposes diving into the heart of S~ao Paulo's prison, the largest in Latin America with approximately 7,000 prisoners with a capacity for 4,500. Guided by a humanist doctor (the author) who has an affection for the prisoners, the audience shares in the daily life of the condemned before the massacre perpetrated on October 2, 1992 by the police force following a riot. The film opens with a settling of score...
  • Arab The Prisoner
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    Setting: Algeria during the waning years of French Control there (p. 315)... snow had suddenly fallen in mid-october after eight months of drought without the transition of rain. The story was written in 1957. Characters & Description: Character and setting description is very clear and vivid as if you are there. Daru- Schoolmaster; was put in charge of a prisoner. P. 316 -... he who lived almost like a monk in his remote schoolhouse, nonetheless satisfied with the little he had and with the rou...
  • Today My Troop
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    Dear Mother, Today my troop and I arrived at Buchenwald Concentration Camp. We were preceded by another troop lead by a gruff colonel. The colonel briefed my troop upon our arrival. He told us to prepare ourselves for the most horrible sight some of us might ever behold. I thought he was just trying to intimidate us, but I was very wrong. When my troop and I walked further into the camp, almost inhuman faces peered from around barbwire fences greeted us. Their faces were gaunt and extremely pale...
  • African American Prisoners
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    Incarceration of a People The disproportionate numbers of African Americans in the prison system is a very serious issue, which is not usually discussed in its totality. However, it is quite important to address the matter because it ultimately will have an effect on African Americans as a whole. Of the many tribulations that plague Americans today, the increase in the amount of African American men and women in prisons is unbelievable. It would be nave to say that the increase is due to the fac...
  • Henry's Main Partners And Closest Friends
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    Martin Scorcese's GoodFellas, a 1990 film based on Nicholas Pi leggi's Wiseguys, follows Henry Hill through his life in organised crime. The movie begins when he first enters the neighbourhood organised crime branch in Brooklyn, New York, and finishes when he leaves it to go into the FBI's witness protection program. Henry first becomes associated with the Mafia when he gets an after school job at the cabs office across the road, which happens to be run by the Mafia. His first run-in with the la...
  • Prisoner's Constant Change Of Thought And Mood
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    The short story 'The Cell' is about a man who has just been confined to prison, and is examining his surroundings within his cell. He describes in detail all the objects in the solitary cell, like the toilet, bed, wash basin, tap, and the barred window. The prisoner tries in vain to keep his spirits high, making minor resolutions throughout the story. His greatly optimistic view of the situation and determination to remain positive is continually overpowered by devastating discoveries and realis...
  • Their Lives In A Prison
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    click on join, enter some fake info. press "enter" or "return" enjoy. The documentary I watched is about Thaipusam festival. I watched it on National Geographic Channel and was amazed to discover the meaning, the process and the traditions and practices of Thaipusam. It was interesting to watch the procession yet at the same time learn more about it in detail. How is it possible that a tiny, carbon based stone could effect the lives of millions upon millions of Africans, as well as the economies...
  • Andersonville Prison Andersonville Prison Andersonville Prison
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    Andersonville Andersonville Prison Andersonville Prison Andersonville prison opened on Feb. 24, 1864. It was the ideal prison. It's located in Sumpter County, Georgia. The prison was originally called Camp Sumpter. At first it was 16.5 acres then expanded to 26 acres. It was 1010" " long and 780" " wide, constructed of pine logs with thickness of a foot. A small creek ran through the middle, it was the only source of water. The prison caused many things like: misery, suffering, and death. It was...
  • 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...

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