The Civil War prison camps were very important in the Civil War because they were responsible for claiming thousands of lives from both sides. What were these prison camps used in the Civil War? They were places where each side would keep most of their Prisoners of War, or more commonly known as P.O.W.’s, incarcerated. The camps were usually coastal fortifications, old buildings, existing jails, or barracks enclosed with high fences. Conditions at these camps were very harsh and the mortality rate, or the chance you have of getting out alive, was on average 27%.
An Analysis of DeShaney v. Winnebago County Social Services Randy DeShaney, father of Joshua DeShaney, spent more time beating his four-year-old son than he did in prison. (Reidinger 49) Joshua’s mother, Melody DeShaney, sued the Winnebago County Department of Social Services alleging that they had deprived her son of his Fourteenth Amendment right. In order to understand the DeShaney v. Winnebago County Social Services Supreme Court case one must establish the history, examine the case, and explain the future impacts. Establishing the history of DeShaney v. Winnebago County Social Services helps one to better understand the case. In 1980, Randy and Melody DeShaney were granted a divorce, and Randy DeShaney was granted custody of their one-year-old
Since the law is set in place for any person who receives a criteria fitting third strike, whether it is from a big or small crime, the person is sent away to prison for basically the rest of their life. Due to the growth of the amount of people being sent to prison as a result of this policy, it is continuing to be more and more expensive to keep them in prison. High crime rate in California was the tipping point for former president Clinton to pass the law. The prison located in California now holds roughly 135,000 inmates (Shipley 1). It has more than doubled mainly because of the policy.
Alarmingly, African American men make up 6% of the general population, but they represent 50% of the prison community (Perry & Bright, 2012). Despite the atrocious effects of incarceration, African American boys feel that imprisonment is a way of life given the prevalence in their environments (Perry & Bright, 2012). The Bureau of Statistics (2011) reported that by the end of 2010, the African American prisoner population consisted of 3,074 prisoners per 100,000 while the Caucasian prisoner population consisted of 459 prisoners per 100,000; thereby making African American males seven times more distinguishable in the U.S. correctional system. Evidence shows that many African American children have incarcerated fathers but are hesitant about discussing its effects on their lives (Geller, 2009). The African American community cycle of incarceration is at an incline, therefore parental incarceration is highly suggested in screening assessments for therapy (Perry & Bright,
But what if I told you we are also home to 25% of the worlds' prison population. What a concept. The "land of the free" is home to 25% of the worlds' prison population. That's a lot of people behind bars with their hands in shackles for this to be the land of the free. Now, as I had previously mentioned, the term "mass incarceration" was coined in the 70's to describe the beginning of an era in which people are arrested in dramatically high numbers.
Personality dynamics can consist of an individual management of stress and conflicts, their expression of anger, and their ability to emphasize with others. (Burgess, Regehr, & Roberts, 2013). Next, family dynamics typically describe the ability of family to provide support and stability (Burgess, Regehr, & Roberts, 2013). In the scenario, T.J was brought into a broken home and was not able to develop a proper bond with neither his mother nor his father. In his upbringing, T.J. saw signs of domestic violence and drug use, that could have caused T.J. as a child to have potentially blamed himself, felt anxious, and even slight confusion to what was happening between his mother and father.
They were all thieves. So as they walked in my reaction was, it seems normal in here. I then notice the teens face once they were behind bars and the gates were locked. This really hit me, imagine behind stuck in a room with for men of your gender, all with a criminal background, that’s terrifying. They were then brought to a room full of convicted inmate serving 25
A finding from a study done by the Bureau of Justice Statistics shows that 67.8 percent of ex-convicts were rearrested. Two-thirds of them spent their time in prison waiting for the release, only to go back into that dirty old cell again. Why don’t they try to get a real job, earn their own living and cherish the second chance we grant them. Let’s step down from the moral high ground for a second. Often released prisoners lack the skills and knowledge to keep up with the pace of society.
States devote the largest share of their juvenile justice resources to youth prisons at an estimated annual cost of over $5 billion per year.”(Ryan, 2) What has been brought to attention is, not only does the most government money go into incarceration, but a higher amount is funded in the process of incarcerating young Americans. As much money it cost to take care of young child is typically doubled when you are putting them in prison. A Lot of thought is put into the decision of incarcerated someone under the age of 18, an even bigger arrangement for a minor under 16. The Justice Policy reviews the comparisons of funding towards youth confinement centers versus public education cost “Thirty-three U.S. states and jurisdictions spend $100,000 or more annually to incarcerate a young person, and continue to generate outcomes that result in even greater costs. Compare these costs to the investments in education where the average annual per pupil cost of K-12 public education is substantially lower.”(Justice policy, 1).
Mentally Ill Offenders in prisons. Mentally ill Offenders in prison who suffer from a range of problems like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism and many more have to go through the problems where they can not get treatment or enough treatment in prisons and then the attitudes of some of the officers and other inmates. Of 132 suicide attempts in the Washington county jail 77% of the individuals who attempted had chronic psychiatric problems and American prisons and jails housed an estimated 356,268 inmates with several mental illnesses in 2012. The mentally ill inmates that get sent to jail are sent to their own wing in the prison where they and other mentally ill inmates are separated and put into cells and given medication for their disorder
The rising deaths and DCFS cases is a testament to the disservice our nation is doing to neglected and abused youths. Once kids are placed in the foster care system, they are often moved from one placement to another which may negatively impact all aspects of their lives that are critical to success in later life such as school, social relationships, and environmental/community influences. This constant separation and loss may lead youths to feel hopeless, and resent social interactions as they feel that social relationships are extremely fragile. This affects group treatment as individuals may drop-out of treatment due to a new placement, or decline to actively participate as they feel hopeless and feels distrustful of everything around them. When children and youths cannot trust their caregivers for reassurance, they have no where to turn but the public.
All grown-up male sex offenders in prisons might volunteer for the system. In view of the long holding up rundown, most offenders enter treatment just when they are inside of year and a half of discharge. Offenders are relied upon to keep accepting treatment subsequent to surrendering prison for over to three years through aftercare programs accessible all through the state. A number of the sex offenders don 't volunteer to take an interest in treatment, despite the fact that DOC has contracted more sex guilty party specialists and is giving more information about theprogram to offenders in an effort to increase participation. Sources: Department Of Corrections, Washington.
The article reviewed the issues that occur in a child’s life in regard to their education when their parents are incarcerated. Vacca points out that the children of parents that are incarcerated often “experience emotional withdrawal, failure in school, delinquency, and the risk of intergenerational incarceration” (49). He also suggests that many people in our society do not realize that these children “…often they lack any positive intervention from homes and community agencies” which allows them to fall through the cracks (Vacca
Each year, the overall prison population surpassed the 1 million mark (Lurigio & Loose, 2008). As a result of the war on drugs, the total number of individuals incarcerated went from 581,000 in 1980 to 1,584,000 by 1997. Strict drug laws have caused incarceration rates to escalate at an alarming pace over the last 40 years. According to the Bureau of Justice Statics, in 1996 the African American incarceration rate was 1,574 per 100,000, seven times higher than the rate for Whites. Researchers have discovered that the war on drugs has led to the overcrowding of African Americans in the prison system (Lurigio & Loose, 2008).