The time spent waiting in jail can be counted by months, years or even decade, especially in the USA where an average prisoner stays on death row for 15 years. It is a great suffering to watch the days passing by, wondering when they will end. Is it right to couple this sufferings with more physical pain? If the complications from the medical testing are dire, the helpless people have no way to escape from this torture. No therapy will be provided to alleviate their condition.
When used, the Three Strikes law treats all crimes the exact same way, which makes the law unjust. For example, someone who raped and murdered a twelve year old girl would receive the same exact punishment as someone who was caught with marijuana. Many people want to put a stop to situations like this, but every day these trials are taking places. The media then tries to persuade the citizens into believing the law is effective by broadcasting different trials that put the person in prison. But, they do not tell the public that they are being put in prison for stealing “videos or pizza” (Messerli).
This overwhelmingly unwelcoming reception that greeted Gerard creates the intimidating environment that the character is experiencing for the first time. Amidst the chaos and gloom of the prison, Hare shows us a small glimmer of humanity in the character of prison officer Raymond Beckett. Although Beckett is presented as a hard headed prison officer who has dealt with thousands of hardened criminals over the years, after hearing Gerard has not been in prison before he shows him some compassion and sympathy. He gives advice on how to survive his first ‘stretch’ in prison. We see evidence of this when Beckett said: ‘you better learn, I’ve seen people go
State and federal prison authorities had jurisdiction over 1,610,446 prisoners at midyear 2008: 1,409,166 in state jurisdiction and 201,280 in federal jurisdiction. Local jails held 785,556 persons awaiting trial or serving a sentence at midyear 2008. An additional 72,852 persons under jail supervision were serving their sentence in the community. This is a very alarming rate! This is something to think
“An estimated 22 percent of male blacks ages 35 to 44 have confined in federal or state prison, compared to 10 percent of male Hispanics and 3.5 percent of male whites (Peak, 2007).” According to a certain research, racism comes out at certain points of the justice system, but discrimination does not exist. The majority of minorities are all linked to some part in crime, whether in poverty, drugs, or the influences they were around. The high numbers of minorities always cause trouble for the administrators. Correctional officers go through tough problems and have certain needs in order to get their job done. Drug use in prison is one of the main problems they face.
This was the prison system in the 1700’s. Prisoners were punished by beheading, hung, whipped, and stoned. In the late 1700’s, Benjamin Henry Latrobe built the Walnut Street Jail it was used to reform prisoners instead of harsh punishment (Goodban, 2006). Prisoners received the bare necessities to sit, sleep, and eat were their only luxuries. When the death penalty was no more the jail suffered overcrowding which led to riots, escapes, and prison guards were attacked.
I would worry that someone may kill or hurt me. I had decided that I’ve had enough, so I robbed a convenient store nearby. I was arrested right away and sent to The Correctional Institution. I am happy with my choice because I now have a roof over my head, and a place to sleep, that’s all I could ask for.” Therefore, one motivating factor for the homeless to commit crimes is to obtain shelter. Another reason why the wandering will commit crime is because food is provided in prison, and that is much more appealing to the wandering as opposed to finding and eating food from trashcans.
The boot camp is just like in the Military, it consist of 6 weeks of hard physical exercise and keeping up with the duties in their dorm and anything that the military does, after that the State will knock the sentence down, if the inmate messed up such as fighting, cussing, letting the bed and dorm go dirty they will be sent back to the Prison and have to serve their full sentence. I think that if you have hurt someone like sex crime on a woman, man, they should not be allowed to go though the boot
Coerced Confessions Critical issues in forensic psychology are the vulnerabilities and interrogative circumstances which are two key aspects that have been examined by psychologists in relation to false confessions. Police cadets are trained to read body language when interrogating a suspect, and pinpoint whether the suspect is being truthful or lying to them. But relying on how nervous a suspect when being interrogated shouldn’t determined whether he is lying, because most suspect are very intimidated by cops when brought to a room for questioning. In this paper I will be discussing how suspects when interrogated often lead themselves to digging their grave, even though they are in fact innocent. False confessions can be classified as the "coerced-compliant" or "coerced-internalized".
Prevention and Mitigation Analysis Theresa L. Redden CJA/560 October 24, 2011 Steven Schneider, Instructor Prevention and Mitigation Analysis Violence and disturbances are not uncommon occurrences in prisons across the United States and probably throughout the world. The prison system is full of individuals who although generally may not have been what society would consider violent people, but at some point in their life, they made a decision to commit one violent act, if not many, that landed them in the penal system. The incident on January 18, 2004 at the Arizona Lewis Prison Complex historically was one of the worst altercations to happen within the walls of a prison in the United States of America. With a lot of idle time