Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone Marquette Steffke CJA/314 August 27, 2015 Gary Howard Pelican Bay State Prison: War Zone Pelican Bay State Prison is well known for an intriguing reputation. The reputation is withheld through gang leaders whom desire to enter the doors and dominate others while gaining an even better reputation for themselves. The prisoners within Pelican Bay commonly set a goal to gain entrance to this prison because it is more like a reward than a punishment. Gang leaders and members gain more strength and skill upon admission. This prison represents the theory of social structure due to the environment the criminals enter allowing them to continue down a negative path.
HELLHOLE Journalist and author Atul Gawande in his article “Hellhole.” He wrote the United States is holding thousands of inmates in long term solitary confinement, which he states is “torture.” Because of their environment, and the length of time being in isolation, some of which became mentally ill. In fact he states, “We are social in a more elemental way: simply to exist as a normal human being requires interaction with other people.” Gawande also states, “The main argument for using long-term isolation in prisons is to provide discipline and prevent violence,” but study done in 2003 by analysis
Having the occupation as a “poor beggar” was considered illegal and the punishment would to be beaten. The beatings were extremely bloody and merciless, those who were tediously being caught could be sent to prison for life or even hung by the neck. Punishment for lower classmen during the Elizabethan period included the following: hanging, burning, whipping, brandings, pressing, the wheel, boiling in oil water or lead, starvation in public places, and cutting off body parts. Being burnt at the stake was an appalling death, some executioners showed mercy to their victims by placing gun powder at the base of the stake which helped to more swiftly and less malevolent death. Other deaths were suffocation through respiration of the smoke creating less oxygen witch you can not
Often time’s rotten vegetables or even rocks were thrown at the offender, to aid in the punishment. Offenders were ridiculed in front of the townspeople, in hopes that this would help them change their criminal ways. Offenders were often branded as a punishment and as a way of labeling
The U.S. had the states of California, Nevada, and Oregon on the west coast. Territories were between the west coast states and the states beyond the Mississippi River. The population increased dramatically, from 2,148,100 in 1770 to 38,558,371 in 1870. The increase in population is caused by immigration of people to the US and slavery was another cause. Slavery and population had a big affect on the next 100 years of the United States history.
The second factor that needs to be considered is the routine the inmates faced on a day to day basis and the outcome of the rehabilitation. Prior to Pentonville, prisons were used as holding bays for those on death row and debtors, due to prisons being unfeasible for long term incarceration. Prisons were corrupt environments were ‘prisoners were in the company of criminals of every class and degree’ . Subsequently it can be claimed that having ‘passed time, he returns a greater adept in crime, with a wider acquaintance among criminals’ . During the time of the report the Lords Select Committee had promoted the silent system which had been adopted at Wakefield Goal and Coldbath fields in 1834.
The prisons in America seem to cause more problems than assistance in today's society. The country's penal system is overcrowded, expensive, and some argue that is ineffective as well as inefficient. The costs to staff and support these facilities increase dramatically every year. Prisons, which are supposed to be correctional facilities, are currently filled with violence and hostility. These institutions are created to control crime by deterrence, incapacitating criminals, which protects society from potentially dangerous criminals, but it is hard to tell if this is being
has perfected crime and has sent a strong message to both the prison guards and law enforcement officers. A big percentage of the A.B. members have been put into solitary confinfindment. Authorities hoped that by separating A.B. members violence would conclude but that did not stop the brand.
According to thefreedictionary.com, the “generic term for all persons convicted of crimes involving sex, including rape, molestation, sexual harassment and pornography production or distribution” is a sex offender. Some people may argue about the punishment offenders receive and think it is not enough. Just throwing them in jail does not fill up justice. These horrible people deserve more punishment then they are given. Maybe perhaps castration would heal the broken hearts of families and children?