Essay on Prison

Why Prisons Don’t Work

In Why Prisons Don’t Work, Wilbert Rideau takes a powerful and controversial stand in the field of criminology. Rideau, who was a prisoner himself, convicted for murder in 1962, is currently the editor of the Louisiana State Penitentiary Magazine, The Angolite and co-editor of Life Sentences. Speaking out against the conventional system of keeping prisoners […]

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Bring Back Flogging

Bring Back Flogging This essay by Jeff Jacoby illustrates an authors use of ironic sarcasm otherwise known as satire to defend and illustrate his platform on his position. Jacoby uses in this essay verbal irony (persuasion in the form of ridicule). In the irony of this sort there is a contrast between what is said […]

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death penalty

Whenever the word “death penalty” comes up, extremists from both sides start yelling out their arguments. One side says deterrence, the other side says there’s a potential of executing an innocent man; one says justice, retribution, and punishment; the other side says execution is murder. However, all the arguments aside, the best way and the […]

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Leandro Andrade

In California, the court heard that On November 4, 1995, Leandro Andrade was involved in a robbery where he stole five videotapes form Kmart store in Ontario California. Two weeks after the robbery On November 4, 1995, Leandro again stole four videotapes this time form a different Kmart store located in Montclair California. The prosecution […]

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Thane Fort to the Thane Central Jail

THANE FORT TO THE THANE CENTRAL JAIL: A TRANSITION AND PRESENT SITUATION – VAIBHAV D. ADHYARU K. V. PENDHARKAR COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND COMMERCE, DOMBIVLI, MAHARASHTRA, India. THANE FORT TO THE THANE CENTRAL JAIL: A TRANSITION AND PRESENT SITUATION The existence of Thane city appears in the global history since the 9thcentury A. D. Thane […]

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Ex-Stanford Chief Accountant Sentenced To 20 Years

Gilbert Lopez, a former chief accounting officer of R. Allen Stanford and his former controller Mark Kuhrt, were sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping concealing Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme. The men were convicted in November of conspiring to hide fraud. The sentences were imposed yesterday in Houston by U.S. District Judge David […]

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Persons Deprived of Liberty

2010 National Summit Declaration on Persons Deprived of Liberty Manila, Philippines “Collaborative Partnership in Enhancing the Dignity of Persons Deprived of Liberty” The participants, representing the Executive Branch, the Legislature, the Judiciary, other public institutions, civil society organizations, faith-based organizations and other partners, AFFIRMING the State’s constitutional obligation and adherence with international laws and covenants […]

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Conjugal Visits

Most of us assume that prison life precludes any private contact between inmates and their significant others. After all, that’s one of the penalties of going to prison. But then what about conjugal visits? The term has an old-fashioned ring to it, evoking images of prisoners’ wives sneaking into the big house while the guards […]

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Shawshank Redemption Film Review

The main social issue in this movie is justice. Andy was convicted and sentenced to serve two life sentences of both murders when he was in fact innocent of this horrendous crime. Being convicted of murder is an extremely serious crime. It is the most powerful of all norms and is known as taboo. Andy […]

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Face To Face

Offenders would participate e in many different ways of repairing their wrongdoing such as participating in communion TTY service or lasses, apologizing and meeting with all those affected in the crime. The con kept of restorative justice comes from the theory of justice which suggests that crime is an action which is harmful to the […]

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The representation of power and control between females in Affinity

Sarah Waters’ Affinity is a gothic novel that represents the power and control between females. In order to understand how ‘power’ and ‘control’ is represented, we need to define these terms. ‘Power’ and ‘Control’ between females could suggest how particular females within the novel influence each other1, and also how women wield authority over women. […]

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Camus’ Outsider and Solzhenitsyn’s One Day

The two principle questions revolving around punishment are, “What gives us the moral right to punish anyone when we are imperfect ourselves? ” and “What do we hope to accomplish when we punish someone? ” Punishment is a penalty imposed for wrongdoing. Injustice is the violation of another’s rights or of what is right; lack […]

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Black Men in the Prison System

“We ain’t thugs for the sake of just bein’ thugs. Nobody do that where we grew at N___, duh! The poverty line we not above. So I come in the mask and gloves ‘cause we ain’t feelin’ the love. We ain’t doin’ crime for the sake of doin’ crimes. We movin’ dimes ‘cause we ain’t […]

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Intermediate Sanctions

Intermediate sanctions are designed to give judges other sentencing options beside imprisonment or probation. These types of sanctions are less restrictive than imprisonment but more restrictive than probation. Intermediate sanctions are usually combined with imprisonment, probation, and each other. These sanctions are divided into two sub groups, judicially administered and probation administered. Judicially administered intermediate […]

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Two Fishermen Literary Paragraph

Saber, Aroma ELLA AAA Mrs. G. Stoner In the short story Two Fishermen by Morley Callaghan, the main character K. Smith reveals the author’s view against capital punishment through the contradiction of his affable nature and small appearance with his role of executioner. One of the first questions that are asked about Smith is “Did […]

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Prisons in America

Prisons in AmericaBy Jesse PinzonD.F.Jochims ENC 1101-30067 July 22, 2013 Research Paper Pinzon 1 Jesse A. Pinzon D.F. Jochims ENC 1101-30067 July 22, 2013 Prisons in America The development of the prisons in America has had and continues to have a huge impact on the American country. These prisons continue to expand and develop as time […]

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’14 Days in May’ – A Biased Report

Capital punishment is being punished in the worst possible way, by being put to death. Capital punishment has been around for many centuries. Although some see it as a deterrent, it has yet to be proven. With the exception of Turkey and the United States, the whole of NATO do not wish to use this […]

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Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane

This piece seems to me like an allegory of oral tradition. Hard Rock is, after all, a legend to all the prison inmates, and his exploits can only travel by word of mouth. That is perhaps why ‘WORD’ is given so much importance in the third stanza. It brings attention to the fact that all […]

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Panopticism’s Difficulty

Panopticism Michael Foucault’s essay Panopticism was written much differently than other essays that I have read. Panopticism is intended to be, as mentioned by Hunter, a “meticulous tactical partitioning” (pg. 212). Foucault writes in such a different style then most of the authors that I have studied. He uses unique grammar and sentence structures that […]

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The Yellow Ribbon

As my parents drove along the road along Changi, we spotted a line of people walking outside the Changi prison. They were each holding a yellow ribbon. Wondering what they were doing, I enquired from my parents. My father explained that it was the Yellow Ribbon project, helping ex convicts who have just been released. […]

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Medical anthropology perspective of americas prison population

Critical Medical Anthropology ; takes a expression at Americas Prison population. Prisoners within our American Criminal Justice System are in critical demand of better attention. Medical Anthropology a survey that applies anthropological theory and methods to surveies of wellness, disease, and mending frequently applies theory to work out jobs. The survey of wellness, disease, and […]

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