They are not able to be housed with general population in fear that they will be retaliated against by other prisoners. The inmates in this unit may consist of sex offenders, ex-police officers, child abusers, and even rejected gang members. For these reasons they are put into their own unit for their “protection” from harm that fellow inmates may want to inflict on
In the Stanford Prison Experiment and the events with occurred at Abu Ghraib, the guards weren’t trained to be guards of any sort. The guards weren’t given set of rules to of how to detain the prisoners; therefore, they were to be creative in regards of doing their job effectively. In both situations, the guards resorted to sadistic and inhumane forms of torture to keep the prisoners in place. The guards didn’t have any history of psychological problems or violence prior, but it’s shocking what type of measures the guards went to because of their environment and power trip. For the prisoners, they became depressed, psychologically distraught, dehumanized, and powerless.
This is because willful intent is an important factor in most offenses, that a person insane is not capable of premeditating. However, actions have consequences, and although allowing the insanity defense does not let someone completely off of the hook, they still should be held accountable for their actions and kept in a place that keeps society safe from them. If they are mentally ill, it is more appropriate to have that person in a mental facility where they can get the proper treatment. A mentally ill person who committed a crime should serve just as much time in a psychiatric facility as they would have in a prison. The sentencing shouldn't be less, just the location of where the person is placed should be the difference between the sane and
It is not unusual for inmate to call attention to themselves by threatening suicide or even feigning an attempt in order to gain a housing relocation, transfer to the local hospital, receive preferential staff treatment, or seek compassion from a previously unsympathetic family member. Some inmate(s) simply use manipulation as a survival technique. Although there are no perfect solutions to the management of manipulative youth who threaten suicide or engage in self-injurious behavior for a perceived secondary gain, the critical issue is not how we label the behavior, but how we react to it. The reaction must include a multidisciplinary treatment plan. A disproportionate number of inmate(s) suicides take place in “special housing units” (disciplinary/administrative segregation) of the facility or under “room confinement.” A lack of inmate(s) on suicide precautions should not be interpreted as meaning that there are no currently suicidal inmates in the facility, or a barometer of sound suicide prevention
Not only is it a violation of the law, policies and procedures, but it puts the safety of all people in the correctional facility at risk. If they are at risk, then the public is subsequently at risk to. Most correctional officer who committed a sexual offend with an inmate is not about looking for a relationships, sometime it about power and control that they have over the inmate , thinking they can treat them any way they want to treat the inmates(Davis 2012). For the inmates they look at it at as a game, because they have nothing but time, 24 hour 7days a week to study a correction officer to figure out their work habit, weakness, for example if they married, have kids or anything about their life. Once they fine this out they tell her what she want to hear like your hair look good, how beautiful she look, he tell her whatever he think she want to hear.
This was a case that would warrant such relief in my opinion. Would a jury have chosen to do so? Who knows? I think the fact that jurors should not be able to decide weather a sentence is too harsh because they have no legal training is a valid, what sentence isn’t harsh. Any amount of time away from your family and friends in harsh in my opinion, but isn’t that the reason why we have prison to isolate prisoners so that they will be reformed by missing the outside world.
One of the big problems with the system that they show in the movie is that it doesn’t set you up to get a job when you do get released. There is a correctional officer named Calhoun and he doesn’t teach the inmates with any respect. He needs to show the inmates a little respect for them to respect him. This is a problem because as a correctional officer he can send that person back to the prison system and make them become a worse criminal. This is the opposite of how community corrections are supposed to work.
An ongoing concern is that officer’s power has seemed to be almost eliminated and that causes problems with inmates and hostility amongst staff. Inmates refuse orders and challenge officers because he or she is aware that the officer cannot initiate a write up or lock down without involving supervisors and following a specific protocol. At times it seems that inmates have more rights and respect than officers so it is important to appropriately handle these frustrations and not let it affect his or her personal lives. Some individuals become officers because of inadequacies he or she has not dealt with or power and control issues instead of love for the position which can be
The realistic feel of the experiment lead to the "good guards" not standing up to the other guards. Also, fear of the "John Wayne" and being ganged up on by all the guards probably made it scarier to think about standing up, when they would have no one to back them up. In addition, everyone was so deep into their roles, even the sociologists probably wouldn't have helped or done anything at that point. 4. If I was a prisoner, I don't think I could handle it.
Policy Options for Deinstitutionalization with the Mentally Ill and Preventing Recycling them Back into the Prison System A policy proposal from: The State Prisons and Facilities To: The state government The Problem: Deinstitutionalization has hindered the ability of the mentally ill receiving the proper treatment where they are being placed into jails and prisons instead of institutions. Thus, this is not treating the problem and once released they are continually recycled back into the prison system. a. Background: Intuitions were shut down to prevent the abuse and mistreatment of their patients. Thus adopting a new system, deinstitutionalization, which was to help de-stigmatize the mentally ill as well as prevent inhumane