The movie was produced by Niki Marvin and directed by Frank Darabont. • The subculture that I will be analyzing is corruption and physical abuse depicted by the guards and warden at Shawshank prison. • The physical abuse and corruption started very early in the movie, Andy Dufresne’s first night in Shawshank an inmate was beaten to death by Captain Hadley because of his outbursts late at night. Captain Hadley plays a major role in the physical abuse at the prison. Hadley later beats inmate Boggs with his baton while another guard held him down.
There is mounting evidence suggesting that the use of solitary confinement on prisoners is inhumane. Studies show that solitary confinement causes prisoners to develop mental and personality disorders. Mental illness often emerges in the minds of prisoners who are exposed to very little human contact. If a prisoner does not already have a mental illness, the prisoner is likely to contract one (Washington Post). The psychologist Stuart Grassian of Harvard Medical School claims that solitary confinement causes hallucinations, panic attacks, paranoia, and permanent difficulty with concentration and memory (BBC News).
Winston’s capitulation was the result of extreme physical and mental torture. He was beaten, starved, and tortured by O’Brien. Eventually, he admitted to things he didn’t even do as well as becoming a true believer in Big Brother. First, he was interrogated endlessly to confess his crimes, even if he did not do them. Then, he was taken to a room where there was no darkness and strapped to a machine.
As the prison is overcrowding there is tension risen due to the lack of resources and prejudice begin to form. The female inmates are forced to go without certain medicine, limited shower time. All this things can become unsaniray. IN the new group of inmate there are domiicnaceand white supremacist and inmate with even more dangerous charges that lead to tension and panic amongst the originals. In the first few episodes many of the “leaders” of the different demographic groups seek to establish themselves as the head of the whole prison.
This preconceived notion could not be farther from the truth. In reality, these reform movements are idiotically placing a bandaid over the tremendous issue that the prison system is. An imbalance of reforms between women and men, unrestrained sexual abuse in women’s prisons, and tyrannical gender roles are just three of countless examples of how prison reform movements only create more misfortune and fail to provide any real solution to worsening prison conditions. Perhaps instead of conjuring up additional ideas on how to reform prisons, America’s so-called democratic society should agree upon abolishing prisons as a whole. This being said, it is crucial to identify ongoing issues in today’s society, understand how they contribute to unlawful behavior, and seek a solution.
A person is locked up in a room. They have nothing to do other than lie in bed or watch paint dry. They are feeling malnourished since they barely have any food in their body, only getting one meal per day. The loneliness they endure drives them to the brink of insanity. Sounds like prison, right?
one observer described her as she walked to her death.” This quote also illustrates the theme of man’s inhumanity to man due to the fact that Sophie was about to be executed just for trying to reveal the truth to her brainwashed society. Clearly, the idea of man’s inhumanity towards other man is clearly present in these two texts and is obviously a major concern to us
If I was the new Warden at Rikers Island and this program was going then I would find a way to prevent it. Rayman (2009) stated that Chief of Department Carolyn Thomas and Chief of Facility Operations Patrick Walsh were briefed repeatedly about alarming series of fights, assaults, and serious injuries cause by the gang members. As a Warden, I would see this a warning sign that something is going on in the prison. That there could be a gang initiation taking place because some gangs require a potential member to beat or kill another inmate to be part of the gang. Or a gang war is happening because the attacks are caused by gang members.
There were no windows or sources of light in the cell. Cian was left in complete darkness. He sat himself in one corner of the room and waited. He knew his situation was bleak, but he didn’t panic.
This is another reason I believe violence would a occur. Inmates are not treated with respect and like how normal individuals are. They makes them act differently towards others during their incarceration. They have a fraud up because they are well aware of the lack of respect. There is human instinct to protect thyself and that comes out in this situation.
“I found solitary confinement the most forbidding aspect of prison life. There is no end and no beginning; there is only one's mind, which can begin to play tricks. Was that a dream or did it really happen? One begins to question everything. ”This is a quote from Nelson Mandela who spent 27 years in prison and many of those years in solitary confinement.