He would visit prisons and tell his stories and experiences to other inmates. He is able to physically show them that he has survived on the outside without the need of violence and drugs. He would give prisoners bibles and pamphlets to read about how they can change and lead a Christian life. If one person changes he has made a huge accomplishment. Nick would visits schools in the city, suburbs or rural areas and tells students what a life of crime did to him, what he faced in prison, and how he was able to turn his life around with the help of those he loved and God.
The jailer made his money by charging the inmates for food and drink and legal services and the whole system was corrupt. One reform of the sixteenth century had been the establishment of the London Bridewell as a house of correction for women and children. This was the only place any medical services were provided. One of the most notable reformer was John Howard who, having visited several hundred prisons across England and Europe, beginning when he was High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, published The State of the Prisons in 1777. He was particularly appalled to discover prisoners who had been acquitted but were still confined because they couldn't pay the jailer's fees.
He explores prison dynamics between inmates, and between inmates and guards to discover the forces at work inside the Leavenworth walls. The stories of the guards are just as interesting as the stories of the inmates, but they paint a completely different image of the prison and the people inside it. Earley digs into the past of these incarcerated men in order to not only inform the reader, but to humanize the individuals. Despite the fact that these prisoners have committed heinous crimes and acts of violence, they are also people who come from somewhere. Everyone has a story and Earley exemplifies this idea with his novel.
The prison tours conducted at Western Youth Institution and Foothills Correctional Institution were very beneficial for my educational experience in the field of Corrections. Both of the prison facilities provided a stark and ominous reality of life behind bars and afforded a brief glimpse into the everyday world of the inmate. The inmates at these facilities are confined in a world that is dictated by the strict adherence to rules, subject to random searches and seizures, and deprived of liberties that common citizens never give a second thought about. These young people have to deal with the harsh and brutal reality that every day at the two institutions are exactly the same; conformity and acceptance seem to burn their way into the lives’ of each inmate, as evidenced in their solemn eyes. However, despite the cold and indifferent conditions at the two institutions, inmates do have realistic opportunities to better themselves and rehabilitate into law abiding citizens.
The film shows Andy working on the rooftop with his fellow inmates. The internal freedom that was shown in the film was how Andy was able to leave his assigned job and go talk to the guards, which he felt was the right thing to do. Andy’s external freedom was the limited drinks they were given on the deal and how he had to return to work and his cell. 2. Identify examples of the theories that govern our understanding of human freedom throughout the movie.
I think that is why many people didn’t see him as a hero until later. Thoreau was always known as an abolitionist who protested against a lot of things, but what made him most famous was his protests against the Mexican-American War. Thoreau went so far with his protest that he spent a night in jail for refusing to pay a poll tax that would support the war. Thoreau also wrote an essay in 1848 called, “Civil Disobedience”, which mainly discusses man’s willingness and unwillingness to accept the conventions of politics. He emphasized the magnitude and significance of individuality vs. conformity.
King. Dr. King must have been on an emotional roller coaster when he read this letter, sitting in jail for violating an unjust law. How the clergy and author of the letter felt when he read Dr. Kings very well written response. Would they feel a sense of entitlement because they could not understand the pain Dr. King was feeling? Would they have understood and changed their position?
Malcolm’s path in life was abruptly challenged when he went to prison, yet he harnessed the forces within himself to triumph his misfortune. Now I didn't go to prison, but I was confronted with a catastrophe that nearly devoured me. I was suddenly confronted with the law and being accused of a crime I did not commit. I was humanly furious because the law was suddenly being used as a word against me. During the proceedings, I was terror-stricken because I didn’t know how to properly address a court and I couldn’t afford an Attorney to speak on my behalf.
Every ethical theory has its own unique way on looking into issues. Utilitarian stands out the most to me because it stands for the belief that moral rules should be choices made by a society to promote the happiness of its members. Through the utilitarian view the argument could be made that these prisoners are being treated to good and not good enough. If this theory was utilized within the jail system many issues would be solved and go along with the right and not wrong. I was a Correction Officer for a few years in the city jail called Rikers Island.
American beauty reading response There where two major themes I felt this film had. One of these themes being the “prison” we all live in. in american culture we all strive for the white picket fence and the perfect family and the perfect job. I saw how lester was a prison at home with his routine, his wife being the warden. He was a prisoner at work in one scene I saw how the directer filmed the boss at an angle that made hime appear bigger and then when they cut to lester it was filmed at a distance to make him seem small.