In some of these inmates crime and deviance is all they know. The strain they have put or have been put in for most is hard to come out of. Some inmates have been there more than 20 years and have no hope of ever getting out. The gang activity is so great at this facility that the inmates have managed to control the gangs still on the streets from prison. Can or will this stop is the question criminologist have to find the answers
There has been an increasing amount of Hispanics and African Americans being stopped and harassed. In 1997 and 1998 there have only been 10,000 arrests. White cops stop minorities to see what they can find in order to make them go to jail or face some humility. The American Civil Liberties Union said that the people in New York City stopped people and that everyone was innocent. And it’s unconstitutional to profile anyone because of they are a certain
As shots rang out, Jesse and his comrades had to retreat. Several members of the gang would be cut down, others captured; in the end only Jesse and Frank would make it back the 500 miles to safety in Missouri. Their most ambitious operation ended in the greatest disaster. But before they left the bank that day, one of them, Frank or Jesse, did the one thing that more than any other defined their life of crime; he raised his revolver and shot the unarmed bookkeeper dead. A man by the name of Charlie Bigelow was calling himself Jesse James.
Prison officials are trying to fight back at the leaders, yet there is no good progress. The prison was made to keep the gang members and leaders from continuing such activity of the violence of crime on the streets along with putting some type of scare in them, but the gang members and leaders come to the Pelican Bay State Prison to master their skills. This Pelican Bay State Prison is basically a true war zone, with there being violence in every part of the prison along with leaders making orders for outside
Walter tries to push forward the question “Should youth be trialled as adults?” to make the audience consider whether it is correct to hold minors in an adult prison and fact is that the USA Justice System incarcerates more youth than any other country in the world. This was found on (eji.org.eji.com). Steve Harmon is a 16 year old boy on trial for felony murder and he gets sent to an adult prison which is what Walter is trying to get us to think about, Whether it’s fair if Steve or any other minor should be in an adult prison at 16 years of age. The quote “The best time to cry is at night” that Walter had used at the start of the novel writing in Steve’s own words from inside the adult prison is to show the audience that it is not a nice nor safe place in there. This is because Steve was pointing out that if you made a noise in there or if anyone heard you crying they would immediately put all attention onto you as they would take you as a ‘whimp’.
In an effort to make this experiment as real as possible, the college students were picked up by a police officer, read their rights and formally arrested, while neighbors watched in disbelief. Upon booking prisoners experienced a loss of control for their own lives. These events made them feel dehumanized, helpless and fearful. After prisoners made it to their cell and the study truly began some prisoners were made to feel
He runs the gang known as the “Bloods”; anyone who is familiar with that gang knows that the rival gang is called the “Crips.” Based on the fact that the “Bloods” are not fans of the “Crips” and vice versa, this is the main social issue in the prison. The most violent and difficult to control inmates are housed in the Pelican Bay Prison, and as one prisoner says gang members strive to be sent to this prison for the notoriety; in seventeen years, no one has ever escaped. In one scene in the video, the inmates were out of the yard and because one of the leaders, ordered a hit, two inmates of two different races began to fight each other. The guards, though outnumbered managed to take control of the battle and they ordered everyone who was not involved in the fight to lie on the ground. The guards immediately took their metal batons and took the two guys down with the batons by hitting them on their legs.
According to that same PBS documentary the U.S. Has the highest inmate population in the world with a whopping 2.3 million incarcerated in prisons they said that's more than Russia and China. I had a long discussion with my treatment staff at the Missoula Pre-Release Center over this issue and I agree with their point of view. They believe one way to stop overcrowding is by preventative measures such as treatment, family services, teen outreach programs, and metal health and treatment services for mentally and emotionally abused children. Every felon I have ever met while incarcerated was just like me, they had a bad childhood. Most offenders either had no one around, were abused, or had drug and alcoholics for parents, most of time it was a combination of these.
While more and more young men and women are being ushered into the criminal justice system under the guise of fighting drugs, the prison population continues to rise. At the heart of the rise in prison population is drugs. Those who were arrested under the strict laws of the 1980s-1990s still remain in prisons across the country. They are now adults who have become institutionalized and will never again be a part of society. Tax payers pay to house these inmates and pay for their medical expenses as they spend the rest of their lives in a prison cell with no hope for the future.
Breadwinners are lost, families destroyed, more kids grow up without fathers or mothers, welfare costs increase, the entire sex ratio is thrown out of balance and prisoners face grim prospects when released. The hyper-incarceration statistics for African-American males are much worse. We incarcerate one in nine African-Americans between the ages of 20 and 34. In 2003, it was calculated that "At current levels of incarceration newborn black males in this country have a greater than a 1 in 4 chance of going to prison during their lifetimes, while Hispanic males have a 1 in 6 chance, and white males have a 1 in 23 chance of serving time." By 2007, just four years later, the U.S. Department of Justice