Despite the void of sensationalistic media coverage reporting domestic violence in this country, it is a present and growing problem. The prevalence of physical and sexual abuse females endure, it is evident that many women in correctional facilities are there because of an attempt to end their histories of violation and repression. While crimes against their abusers accounts for a major reason many women are in prison, the ongoing war on drugs policy is one of the central contributing factor to the mass incarceration of women in America today. Too, add to this I feel the most devastating effect is the subsequent denial of federal benefits that people convicted of felony charges are subjected to once release from prison. Because
Women as a result of their backgrounds and concerns have a harder time doing time than men do. There are not as many riots and attacks in women’s prisons as there are in men’s. Perhaps a better way to classify prisoners is group them according to needs. Some prisoners have families and some do not. Some prisoners are loners others are drug users.
Since we live in a patriarchal society, and have since the beginning of time, women are more known for supporting the male in whatever his role is, and staying behind the scene. Women in the drug game were almost nonexistent as men felt that women were not strong or wise enough to handle such dangerous and demanding situations. This however, is not the case in either Dorm Room Dealers or Cocaine Kids. While there weren’t many women in the forefront selling drugs, Kitty, Cecelia, and Stopper certainly defied the norm as female drug dealers. Kitty, however, fit more so in the background as her role was not as instrumental in the actual scheme of selling drugs.
The only way that many women could survive was to resort to prostitution with other inmates or prison guards or officials. This was proven to be mistake after prisons became overpopulated and corrupt. Toward the late 1700s most of the crimes that where committed by women where often punished by public humiliation. More serious crimes where still where enforced by corporal punishment. If you fast forward to today women are treated better while in the system but their crimes are
Unlike for males who would bond as team which lead to like a prison gang in the prison. Male prisoners are usually the same as female prisoner in ethnic, race and age. Female’s backgrounds are substantially more likely to be serving time because of drug offense, a man but, less likely for a violent crime. Now males are typically are in prison for violent crimes than women. This is why maximum security prison is mainly with men than women.
Women have always been thought of as the weaker sex and Sociologists such as Heidensohn argue that men see the need to protect women. Police are more likely to caution a woman for shop lifting than they are a man. Flood-Page et al found that one in eleven female offenders had been cautioned and prosecuted in comparison to one in seven males. Women are also less likely to be prosecuted for an offence and found guilty of offences by juries. This is because women (especially when they have children) are seen first and foremost in the expressive role (mothering and caring).
His article also points out that through different studies concluded in different countries, that women who get breast implants commit suicide at a much higher rate than women without those procedures, even so you(can’t use “you”) could say that women who undergo those procedures are already depressed to a certain level before the procedure. He states that only 3% to 14% of women who have breast reductions are unsatisfied afterwards, but for many other procedures the results are mixed. Cloud (2009) compares people who had face lift procedures done by age and
As shown in the film, the hospital setting where the focus is on treatment, support and help, proved to be the most beneficial. most of the correction guards, except at maximum security prisons, do not know how to deal with these individuals. the mentally ill who committed only minor crimes, such as snatching of a purse as seen of the film end up being placed in maximum security prisons where they are left in confinement all day potentially making their mental disease worse. Funding, support, and organization is the only way that mentally ill individuals can receive the help they
Gianna Bianca 04/04/2013 Protecting the Children with Jessica’s Law Every two minutes in the United States, someone is sexually abused. 44% of these victims are under the age of 18 years old (CDC). These statistics are bold, but even worse – these crimes can be prevented. Crimes against children that involve sexual abuse can be prevented in one giant way: by keeping the predators in prison there they belong. This seems like a no brainer, however some judges and members of senate disagree that these illicit crimes are punishable by lengthy sentences and strict court conditions.
However before the 1960s this was not common at all. Although it was slowly changing throughout the United States, there were still a handful of states where interracial marriage was a major crime. At one time there were as much as 41 states with prohibition laws against interracial marriage. Punishments of this crime included jail time from one year minimum to a maximum of five years. Not to mention the criticizing negative treatment they would receive just when out in public or in the workplace.