Police desire to put criminals into prison whereas prison officials are concerned about overcrowding facilities may desire to release criminals from prison 2. I think the Stanford Prison project was anything but ethical. I don’t think it was ethical back
Criminals are sent to prison to pay for their crimes and to be rehabilitated. The reality is that prison only makes them better criminals. Many would believe that prison is a place where inmates are reformed. Unfortunately that is untrue. Across the United States penitentiaries inmates are literally forced to join prison gangs.
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.
Criminals who breach their early-release conditions, by failing to keep an appointment or committing another offence, can be recalled to jail. Enver Solomon, the author of the report, said: “The untold story of the record prison population is the large number of offenders who do not pose a threat to the public but are being dragged back to overcrowded, overstretched jails at great expense to the taxpayer.” His report calls on the Government to relax the national guidelines on when a prisoner should be “breached” for breaking licence conditions and make them less punitive. Juliet Lyon, director of the Prison Reform Trust, accused the Home Office of setting up ex-prisoners to fail. She said: “Arrangements designed to be tough and fair
Prison Gangs Dealing with prison gangs is a task that is not easily rectified by prison staff. New and techniques to get messages from gang members inside prison to their counterparts outside prison walls is ever changing. Just when you think you have figured out how they are communicating to each other, gang members come up with new and alternate means to get the message out. This is not only true to gangs with members on the outside, but with gangs that are entirely made up of inmates as well. One possible way to deal with the growing problem of prison gangs and the violence that is often associated with them is to identify members and keep them separated (Demsky, 2009).
In some states, the individual must be convicted of two serious felonies for the three strikes law to apply, while in others any felonies count towards the third strike. Critics of the three strike law express many strong arguments against their harsh legal statute. Our society has ultimately had an issue with the three strikes law. Some people have said that the law “destroys the flexibility of the courts and the judge, it is unjust in certain conditions, and it adds more criminals to an already crowded and expensive criminal system”
Furthermore, social program budgets will also be drastically decreased if the bill is enacted. It’s ironic because the motives and the results seem to negate each other. With public safety and security as a priority, educating youth to keep them out of the prison system should be the primary goal. Providing healthcare professionals who can educate about proper effects and side effects of illicit drug use, which has proven to work, should be another measure. The funding which the government proposes we spend on tougher enforcement and longer, harsher prison terms could mean a much better education and healthcare system, and greater social benefit
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
Jessica McClenahan Sociology of Prisons Professor Ronald Lee Morris 12 March 2012 Prison: A Corrupt System “Prison will always be prison: Every society has to live with some level of institutional violence in the worlds it builds to confine its most dangerous elements, and there’s an inherent cruelty to incarceration that cannot be refined away. But there has to be a limit, as well. And what Americans have learned to tolerate (or rather, ignore) inside the walls of jails and prisons ought to churn our stomachs, shock our consciences, and produce not only outrage, but action.” (Douthat) The inherent cruelty to incarceration goes beyond the expected violence that occurs in prison. The corruption of the penal system this cruelty
The existence of prisoner brutality within correctional institutions is not only a reflection of the larger society as well as a byproduct of the prison subculture, but is also the cause of vast consequences and resulting great implications on inmates, officers, communities, the justice system, and society as a whole, making its increasing yet well-hidden prevalence an essential issue to be uncovered and addressed by the United States. Abusive behavior of inmates and correctional staff has been an essential aspect of prison culture since the founding of the American penal system. Housing a number of violent and non-violent convicted criminals in close confinements provides a logical explanation as to why prisons are subject to an environment