Free Essays on Prison Culture

  1. Hollywood's Unfair Portrayal of Prison Guards and the Resulting Consequences on Society

    Hollywood’s Unfair Portrayal of Prison Guards and the Resulting Consequences on Society “Popular culture is a fantasy promoting social phenomenon that defines the reality of unknown regions and the nature of their inhabitants for ‘outsiders’.” (Riley) Influences of popular culture on society are overwhelmingly...

  2. Jails and Prisons

     Jail and Prison One of the key cornerstones of the criminal justice system is the correctional system, specifically the correctional facilities. Prisons and jails are examples of correctional facilities that help keep the criminal justice system running smoothly and efficiently. Without...

  3. Language in Prison

    Language is a very diverse aspect of each culture and can differ from state to state, city to city, and even community to community. A community that has a very unique language is prison. Prison inmates use a language called argot, which does not make sense to the average person, but is very necessary...

  4. Drug Trafficking Within Us Prisons

    Drug Trafficking within US Prisons LaNesa N. Hicks ENG122: English Composition II Instructor: Shelley Lawyer February 14, 2012 In a place that is guarded heavily by officers and cameras galore, drugs are in such great demand. Drug...

  5. Prison and Jail

    Jail and Prison Kyle T Klusacek March 11, 2013 Jail and Prison During the last three decades, prisons and jails have become full to capacity because of an increase in drug laws and repeat offenders. Before prisons took control, early punishments were brutal and not humane. There are two different...

  6. Are Prison Appropriate for Non-Violent Offenders, or Should They Be Given Alternative Punishment?

    Are prison appropriate for non-violent offenders, or should they be given alternative punishment? The United States of America has a higher incarceration rate than any other country in the world. The imprisonment rate in USA is even greater than China's, India's and Russia's incarceration rates combined...

  7. ADJ 215 Week 5 DQ 1

    restorative justice advocate respond to a conservative call for more prisons? Consider recent changes in American culture, how would a power-control theorist explain recent drops in the U.S. crime rate? Is conflict inevitable in all cultures? If not, what can be done to reduce the level. For More Homework...

  8. What Are Some of the Main Causes Behind Gang Culture.

    In many areas of the world there is a thriving community based upon gang culture. These gangs are built upon an idea based around power and a thirst for identity. In order to gain this power gangs are involved in many illegal activities, many of them violent, in order to prove themselves more powerful...

  9. The Safe Prisons Communications Act Fails to Address Prison Communications

    THE SAFE PRISONS COMMUNICATIONS ACT FAILS TO ADDRESS PRISON COMMUNICATIONS Cell phones smuggled into federal and state prisons are considered a top security threat to public safety. Contraband cell phones, often smuggled in by corrupt prison guards and family visitors, are used by criminals for activities...

  10. SOC 305 UOP Course tutorial/uoptutorial

    Paper Preparation (Effects and Solutions to Drug Abuse) SOC 305 Week 2 Quiz SOC 305 Week 3 DQ 1 Child or Adult SOC 305 Week 3 DQ 2 Relationships in Prison SOC 305 Week 3 Assignment Myths and Reality of Crime SOC 305 Week 3 Quiz SOC 305 Week 4 DQ 1 Honor Killings SOC 305 Week 4 DQ 2 Hate Groups and...

  11. Prison Life

    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...

  12. ADJ 215 Week 5 DQ 1

    restorative justice advocate respond to a conservative call for more prisons? Consider recent changes in American culture, how would a power-control theorist explain recent drops in the U.S. crime rate? Is conflict inevitable in all cultures? If not, what can be done to reduce the level. UOPCOURSETUTORIALS...

  13. Culture Analysis of Italy

    Culture Analysis of Italy Abstract Gaining knowledge of any countries beliefs, customs, business practices, and social structures can be difficult especially when there are language barriers. Italy is Europe’s most seductive country. Italy is rich in culture, family...

  14. Refelction of Malcolm X

    the Nation of Islam, he was very influential to people all around the world. He taught himself how to read, and write while in prison, and with the knowledge he took from prison, he became a great leader with a lot of power. A majority of this reflection will about how knowledge is power. Examples from...

  15. CJA 204 UOP Courses Tutorial / Uoptutorial

    Individual Assignment Courtroom Workgroup Paper CJA 204 Week 3 Team Assignment Court System Visuals CJA 204 Week 4 Individual Assignment Jail and Prison Paper CJA 204 Week 4 Team Assignment Truth in Sentencing Debate CJA 204 Week 5 Individual Assignment Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Crime Article ...

  16. Prison Rape Elemination Act

    Prison Rape in Texas: Analyzing PREA Prison Rape in Texas: Analyzing PREA In 2003, the Bush Administration signed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA, P.L. 108-79), the purpose of which is to address the increasing problem of sexual abuse within U.S. correctional...

  17. Crime and Punishment in America

    person they "snitched" on or one of their friends or gang members. America has by far the highest incarceration rate in the developed world. The prison system is overcrowded, incredibly in effective, and incredibly expensive. America’s hunger for retribution is the main driver in this scenario, and...

  18. Violence in America in the Late 1900's

    a few. Even with so many factors to violence as a whole, what is the definition to violence? And, why does it play such a huge role in American culture? What are the typical causes? What is seen as the usual conditions associated with the social problems? What are the typical consequences of committing...

  19. Prison Models

    Prison Models There are three models of prisons that have been prominent in American since the early 1940’s: custodial, rehabilitative, and reintegration. Each model is designed differently based on its overriding goal, and this affects the physical design, policies, and programs that are implemented...

  20. Prisoner Rehabilitation

    in the U.S. focus on rehabilitating inmates so they can assimilate smoothly back into society. Minimum and medium security prisons inmates have a greater chance of shorter prison sentences. Non-violent prisoners have a better chance to integrate back into society after being incarcerated. Correctional...

  21. Danger

    of murder. Through the late 90s, the Kings tried to polish its image, but was still teaming with crime. Latin King violence still runs amok in the prison system. Black P Stones The Black P Stones street gang was formed at the St. Charles Juvenile Correctional Facility in 1960. It was originally known...

  22. psychology questions

    armed forces, prisons). Much of the research on models of institutional aggression has been done in prison environments. The importation model suggests that inmates in prison bring their social histories and traits into prison with them. This influences their adaptation into the prison environment. People...

  23. Critical Thinking Blood Money

    that the people donating the organs are criminals and neither they nor their families have any idea that their organs have been sold by the Chinese prison system. In many cases the prisoners that are being executed have only been convicted on minor crimes, which in the US is not considered an executable...

  24. Kim Possoble

    Thomas Cooper 11/6/2013 Journal 8 Finnish vs. U.S. Prison System I found this a very hard compare and contrast assignment. First, the different cultures, as mentioned in the article, play a huge role. Also, there is no mention of whether the Finnish system is privatized as the U.S. system is,...

  25. Stanford Prison Experiment

    Psychology – Introduction The Stanford Prison Experiment was a study of the behaviour of people when told they are to play a role, and how it psychologically affected them. The study was led by professor of psychology Dr. Phillip Zimbardo at Stanford University. It was funded by the U.S. Office of...

  26. Life in Prison

    Life in Prison Willie Lee Clark University of Phoenix Institutional and Community Corrections CJA383 Sherri Webster April 25, 2011 Life in Prison Prison life in most society is not considered a life worth mentioning. When a person decides to break the law and take up a life of crime,...

  27. ADJ 215 Week 5 DQ 1

    restorative justice advocate respond to a conservative call for more prisons? Consider recent changes in American culture, how would a power-control theorist explain recent drops in the U.S. crime rate? Is conflict inevitable in all cultures? If not, what can be done to reduce the level. UOPCOURSETUTORIALS...

  28. Federal Prison Comparison

    Federal Prison Comparison Instructor: Bob Bennett CJA/234 Mikki Dandreano June 20th, 2011 Martha Stewart, a woman known for her television shows magazines, home decorations and also her arrest for insider trading. Although she was not sentenced to a prison term for insider trading in the stock...

  29. Prison Term Policy Recommendation

     Prison Term Policy Recommendation Kianna Petty CJA/314 June 16, 2014 Professor Paula Rutkowski Prison Term Policy Recommendation Paper As a realistic matter, it is smart to sustain a bill that addresses a real concern, creates proper use of resources and effectively addresses the...

  30. Prisons and Jails

    Prisons and Jails Jordyn Elby CJA/204 University of Phoenix Abstract The criminal justice system in itself is wide and covers many aspects. The most important part of those aspects is the jails and prisons around the nation. These are the places that are going to separate...

  31. Reflection of American History X

    Reflection and Discussion of American History X This movie portrayed and captivated the whole idea of racism in American culture and aroused feelings of disgusted, conflict, and sadness. Racism is one of the biggest flaws that has been exercised by humanity throughout history...

  32. Prison Essay

    State prison vs. Private prison Compared to a state prison, private prisons are privately funded, owned and operated by individuals or stockholders. Therefore many of our tax dollars are poured into these facilities, so we must sometimes overlook these costs for that of the safety and security of...

  33. American Folk and Modern Music

    workers and immigrants who bring part of their culture with them. This is the reason why Folk music is played by instruments, such as banjo, mandolin, guitar and some others, that are easier to have access. Because of the instability of American culture, people adapt their songs according to the cultural...

  34. Behind the Doors of Women in Prison

    fact that a woman has to face time behind bars because of issues that they encountered in day to day situation is no easy situation to be in. Women in prison go through a lot more than one would think. Because a mistake was made on their behalf in life, because of something that they either encountered or...

  35. male rape

    currently make it harder to help males who are raped. The differences between male and female rape a. Male Rape i. Statistics b. Female Rape c. How cultures see rape for both genders i. The source of the problem: sexism II. What can be done A. How people who have been raped can get help B. What society...

  36. The Stanford Experiment

    2013 The Stanford Prison Experiment More than four decades ago in 1971 a psychologist by the name of Phillip Zimbardo had organized an experiment that would prove how one could change when put in a different environment. Zimbardo’s aim was to research how becoming a prisoner or prison guard impacts a...

  37. The Three Pillars of White Supremacy

    Smith point of view about slavery. Andrea Smith mentions about the shift that is made from slavery to the PIC (Prison Industrial Complex). The black people were reenslaved by the PIC (Prison Industrial Complex). They became state proprety „the criminalization of Blackness as a logical extension of Blackness...

  38. Gangs in the Prisons

    ------------------------------------------------- Gangs in the Prison System By Jinja Jones ------------------------------------------------- Gangs in the Prison System By Jinja Jones INF 103 Computer Literacy Instructor: Lambert Fooks March 4, 2013 INF 103 Computer Literacy Instructor:...

  39. Miller focal points

    Walter Miller believes that this lower class group has for centuries possessed their own culture and traditions with a fundamentally different from those in the higher class. This suggests that this lower class culture has been passed on for many generations. He has broken his focal concerns down into...

  40. Why Prisons Don't Work

    As stated in the title of “Why Prisons Don’t Work,” by Wilbert Rideau, prisons are ineffective. Possibly the foremost reason of this is the fact that they are a response after the crime, not a preventive measure. Penitentiaries do nothing with respect to preventing crime rather they create a place where...

  41. The Education of Richard Rodriguez and Malcolm X

    Rodriguez and Malcolm X are similar in that it gave both men the desire to become more knowledgeable, Richard Rodriguez's search led him away from his culture while Malcolm X's brought him closer to his, and Rodriguez's education was dictated whereas Malcolm X's was self-taught. The educations of Richard...

  42. How Does Unity of Command Relate to Chain of Command

    assumptions, values, and beliefs and create the basis for structural or programmatic change. Conversely, leadership in corrections is often more complex. Prison and jail overcrowding, along with the increasing number of geriatric, mentally ill and an influx of younger and more violent inmates requires the managers...

  43. Gangs in Prison

    each year we hear about how ridiculous and barbaric prisons are in America due to the increasing amount of gangs. Gangs in prison are distinguished by race, ethnicity, where you were born at and even body size. Gangs are so wide spread through prisons primarily for protection against other gangs. As of...

  44. Elt for Prisoners

    framework to teach ‘Global English’ (conceptually for us, an evolving, non-imperialistic, and non-cultural variety that contains inputs from various cultures, nations and people) as a universal auxiliary language to the children across the globe. It sets out the parameters required to teach a global language...

  45. Notes on Skrzenecki

    “Sealed off the highway” How does this refugee camp compare with a prison? • “Sudden departures from adjoining blocks” gives prison like atmosphere. • “A barrier at the maingate” suggests no escape, like a prison. Explain the meaning of the similes of the birds. •...

  46. The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison

    Jeffrey Reiman, author of The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison, first published his book in 1979; it is now in its sixth edition, and he has continued to revise it as he keeps up on criminal justice statistics and other trends in the system. Reiman originally wrote his book after teaching for...

  47. Death Penalty Controversy

    to keep him or her in prison for life. A 2011 study found that California has spent more than $4 billion on capital punishment since it was released reinstated in 1978 and that the death penalty trials are 20 times more expensive than trials seeking a sentence of life in prison without possibility of...

  48. Gangs in Prisons and Jails: Temporary Phenomenon or Management Nightmare

    Gangs in Prisons and Jails: Temporary Phenomenon or Management Nightmare 2 Colleen M. Clower Fall 2008 CJS 113 - Penology 12/4/2008 Gangs in Prisons and Jails: Temporary Phenomenon or Management Nightmare * Gangs in prisons and jails in the United States have been around for many decades...

  49. Gangs in Prison

    Gangs in Prison The Aryan Brotherhood The Aryan Brotherhood originates in the CDC (California Department of Corrections) and BOP (Federal Bureau of Prisons). The Aryan Brotherhood was founded in San Quentin, California in the 1960s. The founders were members of other gangs from the 1950s called...

  50. Lolita

    sophisticated. Lolita, as a common American teenager has a profound feeling for the empty and senseless culture industry, which already alludes a kind of loss of clarity. She, however, loves popular culture, enjoys hangs out with other people. Being a girl in prepubertal period, she as most girls, has a...

  51. Capitalist Punishment

    Capitalist Punishment Our nation is in trouble ‒ our prisons are operating at 41% over capacity across the United States. Serious questions must be answered as to how we are to combat such a problem. It seems that prison overcrowding is becoming more and more acceptable as the status quo of modern...

  52. Santiago Baca

    suffering of my people, in our freedom, our beauty, our dual-faced, dual-cultured, two-songed soul and two-hearted ancient culture, me porto bien, Grandpa, your memory leafing my heart like sweetly fragrant sage (Baca). I relate to this since I believe...

  53. CJA 204

    CJA 204 WEEK 4 INDIVIDUAL JAIL AND PRISON PAPER CJA 204 Week 4 Individual Jail and Prison Paper Complete the following CJi Interactive activities located on the student website:  ·         Ch. 11 > Learning Modules  o    History of Prisons o    Prisons and Jails o    Correctional System ...

  54. Healthcare in Canadian Prisons

    Healthcare in Canadian Prisons According to a 2008 Census, there are approximately 31,612,897 people occupying the country Canada. Keeping this in mind, for every 100,000 people, 131 of these citizens are incarcerated. This means there are roughly 31 to 32,000 prisoners of this country. There are 192...

  55. critque

    mistreatments . I. Main idea : prison overcrowding and deprivation causes inmates to suicide . A) supporting ideas : Institutional Conditions and Prison Suicide: Conditional Effects of Deprivation and Overcrowding. This article uses national data to examine the effects of prison overcrowding , and deprivation...

  56. Legal Culture of the English Speaking World

    Legal culture of the English speaking world Baptiste Ottevaere Miranda rights: you have the right to remain silent. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to the presence of an attorney to assist you … These...

  57. Culture Change

    What Is Culture Definition Culture describes the cumulative influences on a group of people or society–their collective knowledge, characteristics and learned behaviours. This knowledge is passed on from generation to generation and accounts for the different cultures that we can see around the world...

  58. miss

    such as the armed forces or prisons. One psychological explanation for institutional aggression is the importation model. This explanation suggests that aggression within prisons is due to interpersonal factors; hence individuals take their aggressive behaviour into the prison with them. Irwin and Cressey...

  59. Crime and Violence in America

    that the media sensationalizes violence, exaggerating the true extent of violence and creating a “culture of fear.” Politicians, corporations, and advocacy groups can and do profit from creating a culture of fear and use the media to convey a sense of that the nation is wracked by crime, drug abuse, and...

  60. Jails and Prisons

    Jails and Prisons Julia Blair CJA/204 23 October 2012 Bernard Fitchpatrick Jails and Prisons Many people use the term “Jail” and “Prison” as is they were one in the same, however while they both provide a form of supervised detention, there is a distinguishably and significant difference between...