In this situation, social structure is the most logical explanation for the behavior of the inmates and the remaining criminal behavior. It is believed many of the individuals had hard struggles before entering the prison, hence the need to rely on gang interactions. The Pelican Bay State Prison was an environment to prove yourself to other gang members and represent the gang. You had to acquire strength, determination, and overall a violent nature. Many fights broke out in that prison, and most prisoners left with more strength and potential to continue in gang violence upon release from the prison.
Authoritarian model What is the intended goal of corrections administrations that utilize the model? We begin our paper with an analysis of the changing ideology of management in public affairs which has forced changes on the management of the prison. The term authoritarians describe an organization that enforces strong oppressive measures against the prison population. This particular different styles this system of one-man rule, whether benevolent or despotic, took nearly a century to supplant, and even now the job is far from complete in a few prisons because the main goal of this approach the warrant never allow for any of the decision accept the head and do not consult or allow for anyone else input. This type of leadership is strictly base on the fact that the Leader (warden) knows the it should and will be done under their watch, they also do not expect or trust any other employees to take on the responsibility, because they lack ambition the place that this type of leadership is best suited in a environment for prisons and military.
For many, to fit in or be accepted in their “hood” could mean living a life of crime because that is the only way they know to survive. From the power point in class that was discussed, I conclude that lots of African Americans are in gangs. As stated in the article, the metro area of Houston has the most gang members that are active in the community. Gang members are involved in dog fighting, murders, human trafficking and many other illegal things that corrupt our
The never ending cycle of the “we got each other’s back” code leads to the tension between the two groups. Whenever a Soc or a Greaser saw a member of the opposing group, they instantly resorted to physically harming him. Gangs today do that as well. If a group of Crips see a Blood all by himself, most likeley they are going to go confront him. Hinton wanted to portray how people in gangs don’t hate each other, but in reality they just don’t know each other.
Prison life can be very treacherous. Overcrowding exaggerates conflicts and tensions that occur on an average day, which makes the task of keeping the prison secure and safe. Inmates within the prison as a rule are joined by racial groups; at times the racial groups are joined together by gang affiliation. The prison’s surroundings impact the institutional management and custody by the mounting populace and the gangs within the facility. The rise of gang membership has divided the shared system into contending groups, which amplifies the potential for violence.
Zimbardo-Stanford Prison Experiment The Stanford Prison Experiment was made because Zimbardo was interested in finding out whether the brutality reported among guards in American prisons was due to the sadistic personalities of the guards or had more to do with the prison environment. Since Zimbardo wanted the experiment to feel real, he had the students, who were assigned as prisoners, to be arrested at their own homes, without any warnings. They were first taken to a real jail where they were fingerprinted, photographed and “booked” before being blindfolded and taken to the “prison” where the experiment would take place. Each prisoner had their personal possessions removed and locked away; they were given prison clothes and were referred to by their number on their uniform. The Stanford Prison Experiment was a mock prison experiment where they had chosen 24 Male Students selected from the 75 who volunteered to join the experiment.
The influx of prisoners poses issues such as gang rivalries, and violent confrontations, not only among the prisoners themselves but also between them and the prison guards. At Corcoran State Prison, on “gladiator days” officers forced rival gang members to fight, and shot them both for entertainment(Schlosser). In private Juvenile detention centers such as YSI facilities, staff often choose to not report most assaults and major fights to avoid scrutiny for violating their contracts and the rules of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Overcrowding also leads to inconveniences such as double-bunking, which urges aggression, violence, and stress-induced mental disorders. The incarceration system in the United States has inflicted much damage on societal well-being, caused by privatization of prisons, war on drugs, and overcrowding of prison cells.
First and foremost, people with mental disorders are not meant to be in prison. Prison life by itself already adds a level of anxiety and depression to every inmate. Once you add any type of mental illness, you are creating a bomb just waiting to explode. Correctional Officers are not trained to handle people with mental illness. They do not understand that people with mental disorders have special needs which prisons cannot provide.
Legalization of all Drugs The United States Government seems to be blind to the fact that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is bringing the United States down and filling up our jails for criminal charges using drugs. Illegal drugs are the reason why crime is such a big issue in the United States, gangs are flourishing more so now than ever before. Although the DEA has been established for a while now, they still don’t having any regulation on what type of drug gets into the US, they crowd up our jails and waste a substantial amount of money that could be put to something profitable for the American people and economy. Even though the US government is aware that they are failing in the War on Drugs, they still are putting immense amounts
Gangs in prison is not a new phenomena, gangs in prisons have been prevalent since the 1960’s and continue to have a major role in the corrections system today. To understand why gangs continues to have such a high impact on the system we must look at the history and types of gangs, how they developed in the corrections system and the impact these gangs have on the violence in the prison. What actions are being taken to deplete these gangs of their power and organizations in prison today? First, what is the definition of “gang”? One definition is “a group of criminal or hoodlums who band together for mutual protections and profit”.