In few years later he had to make an emergency trip back over seas and was arrested under false pretence of being a spy and stayed in prison for 3 months. When returning to New York Crevecoeur found his house burned, farm ravaged, children missing and his wife dead. Crevecoeur worked as a solider, farmer and a government official. Besides the well educated similarities the two come from two different types of lives. Crevecoeur seems to have had more life experience behind him.
Critique on The Stafford Prison Experiment Philip Zimbardo put together a prison life experiment that was to last 2 weeks. He wanted to understand more about how prisoners lose privacy, civil rights, liberty, and how the guards gain more control and social power. The experimental prison was set up in the basement of Stafford University more than seventy-five people volunteered for this experiment. Ten prisoners and eleven guards were randomly selected from these applicants. The participants chosen were emotionally stable, mature, physically healthy and law abiding citizens.
As a child, he dropped out of school at the age of 14 to travel and explore, but went back to become a writer later on in his life. In 1897, London and his brother in law sailed to join the Klondike Gold Rush where the setting takes place in his first successful stories. He was inspired to write his first short story, “To Build a Fire”, after his struggles during his visit to the Klondike. Some of his other famous stories are The Call of the Wild, White Fang, The Sea-Wolf, and many other successful novels. Jack London passed away at the age of 40 at his ranch in Sonoma in 1916.
A History of Alcatraz In 1775 a Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala named a 22 acre island in the San Francisco Bay Isla de los Alcatraces, named after the pelicans that he found on the island (George 5). This name was Anglicized to Alcatraz and throughout the rest of history is known as Alcatraz. The island was unused until 1850 when President Fillmore set it aside for use by the military, mainly to protect the bay from possible attacks, especially because after the 1849 Gold Rush the population of San Francisco had skyrocketed. In 1853 a military fort was built on the island to defend the bay, and in 1861 when the American civil war began 124 guns were installed on the island (George 6,7). In August of 1861, Alcatraz became an official military prison, housing mainly secessionists (George 9).
“Gentlemen Your Verdict” by Michael Bruce, is a story that begins in a court room. The men in the courtroom were survivors of a submarine crash. There were 20 men in the submarine originally at the beginning of their trip. But when they crashed at the bottom of the ocean, the captain estimated that it would take a week for rescue, and the crew had 3 days of air. Someone had to go, but whom?
To this day it is a US National Historic Landmark. Eastern State Penitentiary was designed to hold 250 prisoners in total solitary confinement. An architect named John Haviland was hired to build the prison. His design was a “hub and spoke”, almost like a bicycle wheel. This type of design allowed for a “constant surveillance of the prison from a central rotunda.” (Prairi 2) When the prison first opened “the Quakers of Philadelphia established a new method of incarceration which dealt with “penitence” for the lawbreaker.” (Prairi 1) This new method consisted of solitary confinement.
11 workers were never found however, even with the search efforts, and were presumed dead. The oilrig burned till April 22nd, when it sunk to the bottom of the gulf. On April 24th, oil is found leaking from the well, this came as a shock to many experts on the matter and further research using underwater cameras showed that the well was spewing out an estimated amount of 1,000 barrels of oil per day. It was only now that the engineers came to know that the valve mechanism, the blowout preventer, which is intended to stop the flow of the crude oil from the well, had failed to activate. As the days progressed, more shocking news reached the US coastguard, who have reported that the oil spill rate is around 5,000 barrels per day.
During the interrogation Mr. Dufresne states that on his way home to ‘sleep it off’, he threw his gun into the Royal River; the attorney states that after searching the river for three days the gun was never recovered. The evidence provided in the trial was enough for Mr. Dufresne to be sentenced to two consecutive life terms, one for each of his victims. While seeing Mr. Dufresne entering the prison, his innocence or guilt is still questionable. Mr. Dufresne’s innocence is restricted from the audience until the introduction of Tommy, an inmate at Shawshank. After serving a period of time there is a scene in the cafeteria where inmates are discussing what they are in for and each one says that they are innocent, except for Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, who says that he is the only guilty inmate in Shawshank.
For the next 70 days to come I wouldn’t know the sweetness of sleeping. Interrogation for 24 hours, three and sometimes four shifts a day” (Slahi 101). This quote is taken from the book Guantánamo Diary written by a current detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Slahi somehow got his book of experiences at the detainee camp released and published. A method of interrogation that is used here, and many other prisons and detainee camps, is enhanced interrogation.
Getting community support 4. Getting a new sense of “Who I am” The Second Chance Act-of 2007 expanded the federal government’s role in the provision of reentry services by creating grants for states to implement prisoner reentry programs. This Act authorized up to 330 million for prisoner reentry programs during fiscal years of 2009 and 2010. IS PRISONER REENTRY EFFECTIVE Here are statistics I found to show how effective reentry is; In 2000 alone, over 735,454 state and federal prisoners were released back into society. Only 52,348 were Released from federal prison, the other 683,106 (92.9%), were released from state prisons.