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.
Rehabilitation programs are programs that help the felons while they are prison. There are different types of rehabilitation programs for different types of problems. Whether the person has a drug problem or other problems there is programs that are in place to take care of each individual situation. The felon that gets the help while in prison does not always continue on the right path after his/her release from prison, but any help given could change a person’s
These types of measures have all but eliminated the chance for rehabilitation in our prison setting. While punishment and incapacitation is an important part of making sure that justice is served, especially to victims and their families, the fact is that the incarcerated offender will eventually be required to return to society as a reformed member. This makes it imperative on us, to provide the tools of rehabilitation to the offender, both in the prison setting, and especially through parole, where the offender is truly gauged on whether or not he or she is ready to join the
It is important that children are made aware of what is expected of them within school with regards to their behaviour and interacting with others. Adults must also be conscious of their reactions to certain situations in front of children as they are seen as role models, for example using bad language or aggressive behaviour will stick in a child’s mind and they may replicate the behaviour. As a Teaching Assistant, having a close relationship with any pupil in my setting means I can learn to recognise their needs. I work in the nursery every morning and a lot of the children are only 2
When one visits, it results in preserving a healthy relationship once the inmate is released. Visiting has such a positive impact on those who are living in the facility but, it is a long process to become a visitor. New or reoccurring, all visitors must fill out an application an send it to either the public or private prison unit, incomplete applications will be rejected. The number of visitors an offender may receive and the length of the visit may be limited by the facility’s schedule, space, and personnel constraints. In addition, many rules come in to play like: no person will be allowed to socially visit more that one offender, unless they are part of a family, any person representing a certain health hazard will not be allowed into the facility.
While they have some of the same responsibilities as other chaplains, “correctional chaplains are often required to have additional specialized training related to suicide intervention, the criminal justice system, restorative justice issues, diversity within the correctional institution, and victimology.” Prison chaplains serve a unique group of people that are trying to reintegrate and rehabilitate themselves into society and therefore have a unique set of needs. Their work is also unique because they work with people who may be incarcerated for their foreseeable future and in danger of losing hope for life. A prison chaplain may hold regular church services for those incarcerated as well as act as a confidant to the inmates. Sports chaplains have a unique opportunity to serve athletes. Sports chaplains may be volunteers who have a particular interest in sport.
Families also play a large role in the reentry process for formal prisoners after their release, many of them relied on their families for emotional and financial support. Family support was the most frequently cited reason why men believed they had been able to stay out of prison. As evidence of the protective nature of family relationships, having a helpful family increased the likelihood of employment and close attachment to children decreased the likelihood of substance use or the
These types of clients need a different type of program or plan from a case manager. They need to develop skill to deal with what has happened in their lives to bring them to their current state in that moment in time. Within the corrections, it is believed that all need the assistance. All inmates or clients in this type of setting have wound up here in some sort of manner that needs to be evaluated and corrected. The idea behind corrections facilities is to take a criminal and rehabilitate them so that they may reenter society a better person and as one that may become a contributor to society instead of taking from society.
It lets them know that there is still hope for change and betterment in their lives, and also that people are in their corner believing in them. Offenders will start to believe that they don’t have to commit criminal acts in order to get what they want, but that they can work to earn a living honestly. Rehabilitation gives prisoners something to look forward to other than a life of crime. By rehabilitating offenders, prison overcrowding can be reduced, and the more violent prisoners won’t be let out because of politics. It is also a way for them to show the victims of their crimes that they can change.
Huffington Post writer, Paul Heroux, who is a government administration and criminal justice consultant, also having worked both in a state prison and county jail, argues that those who feel that parolees receive handouts are mistaken because they know how difficult it is to have to pay bills, work, take care of children, etc. He also mentions that those who feel this way do not have a criminal record, that they are blessed with family and friends that support them as well as not being required to abide by laws that prohibit them from working and living in certain places (Heroux). The common thinking of locking up inmates and throwing away the key proves erroneous because abandonment and harsh punishment do not solve the issue of them learning from their mistakes. They only feel fruitless and doomed to what they know despite of how much they want to change, so this is the leading cause of why they recidivate. Much of this anger is the fact that their futures are filled with impediment and aversion from the ones they need the