7 The Night Stalker Thestar.com Richard Ram was known as the Night Stalker and during his 8 month killing spree during the 1980’s he killed 14 victims. The self-proclaimed Satanist broke into homes, burgalured, raped, and killed, and once captured seemed to enjoy the publicity and media attention. And his crimes attracted a lot of attention. On the first day of his trial he entered the courtroom, held out his hand, which had a pentagram drawn on it, and shouted, “Hail Satan!”
Imagine being locked away underground, in a room with no window, no source of sunlight, neglected from any source of human contact; it is a terrifying thought, is it not? Now, imagine living in such a manner for days, months, years to decades, this is the haunting reality for numerous prison inmates that are subjected to solitary confinement. Solitary confinement is the act of isolating people in closed cells for 22-24 hours a day, restricted from human contact, for periods of time ranging from days to decades (Solitary Watch, 2012). There are beyond 80,000 men, women, and children imposed to solitary confinement in prisons throughout the United States (American friends service committee, 2010). The negative effects on prison inmates due to solitary confinement are: psychological harm, physical harm, and a greater harm on the individuals in their communities and themselves after they are released.
With supermax prison, many feel that they need in order to help with prison overcrowding and maintaining control over inmates that are a threat to the security as well as staff and other inmates. “The Federal Bureau of Prisons returned to the idea of controlling the most violent and disruptive inmates in indefinite solitary confinement when it opened Alcatraz in 1934”(Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). Over the years it was “judged as an expensive failure, it symbolized a penal philosophy that was outdated in an era that espoused rehabilitation, not punishment, as a goal of incarceration”(Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). Following these issues, it was later closed. Although some felt that these behaviors came from the long-term segregation some argued
The next pieces of the theory account to JonBenet’s 9 year old brother, Burke. Both Patsy and John claim that Burke was asleep in his room for the entire time. Yet he is clearly heard in the background of the 911 call saying “what did you find” (Was child beauty queen JonBenet murdered by brother?) Based on all of these facts, her family being involved in her murder remains a
The criticisms of the supermax prisons are: Deprivation of medical facilities to the inmates as well as the criteria for an accused to inflict which strongly violates the inmates' personal lives. The inmates tend to suffer from mental imbalances as they are being locked away in isolation. According to John (2013), "Solitary confinement as it currently exists in modern supermax prisons is a practice with some serious flaws" (para. 1). Many prisoners that suffer from mental illness are sent to supermax prisons. Therefore, in order to control their insane conduct, they are placed in dark cells, which further deteriorate their mental health conditions.
Topic: Prison overcrowding General Purpose: To inform Specific Purpose: At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to identify and describe the key reasons and issues of prison overcrowding. Introduction Attention Getter Imagine being locked up in a confined space with little to no air conditioning, concrete walls, concrete floors, poor sanitation, rowdy peers, no soft comforts of a home, and a lack of the everyday basic needs.
By day he was a loving husband and father, but by night he was a vicious murderer and a thief. The cause of Jesse’s “Night Job” was because of his brother Frank James for being a Confederate Guerilla Soldier. (Biography.com 1) Jesse had a total of 47 robberies and hundereds of murders. He went with Frank and rebelled against the Union Soldiers, causing a bloody battle leaving two hundred soldiers dead.
How was your understanding of cultural contextual consideration of the work developed through the interactive oral? Learning about both the author (Aleksandr Solzhenitsy) and the situation is Russia in 1952-54 proved very informative for me, especially to understand the harshness in the life of our protagonist Shukhov (and potentially all the prisoners during that time period). It was interesting to know that Aleksandr had actually went to several camps; both a “normal” camp and a more political or Stalinist camp. Needless to say he found the political camp far worst then the normal ones.
After going through so much, many people do not have the same mindset as they did before. Being tortured and watching others being tortured changes a person’s life, especially Elie’s, his father’s, Moshe the Beadle’s, and Rabbi Eliahou’s. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night, shares his own experience of going through a concentration camp, and it is clear that many things in his life changed
This type of dehumanization affects the mind rather than the body. Many of the victims of social believe “It was as though madness had infected all of us” (Wiesel 26). This quote explains the emotional toll that is put on all of the prisoners. Being deprived of human qualities can take a huge emotional toll on a person. Elie and the others are greeted with such phrases as ““If anyone goes missing, you will all be shot, like dogs””
Either way, both sides had prisoner labour, tried to make prisoners change sides, had bad camps, had a way to identify the prisoners, and so on. There were a lot of prisoners who came into these camps and soon manage to leave after the war or escaped somehow, or had help. The camps were mostly for to put the capture enemy somewhere and have help for some things that they are low on, like railroad building and so on. Death did happen from poor ways of living, from hungred, from the harassment towards them, from the cold, sickness, or from the hard labor their capture made them do. War is bad, but POW Camps are bad as well and both sides have been told that it is worse than war and has gotten worst for the camps that they might go to if they get capture.
If you are a citizen living in the United States and you were murdered, there is a 1 in 3 chance that the police will not identify your killer. The clearance rate for homicide today is 64.1% while fifty years ago it was above 90% according to National Public Radio. In the town of Cleveland, A unidentified serial killer murdered and dismembered between 12-20 people. Nobody knows what the murderer’s motives were or why these murders were committed. The primary suspects in this case are Frank Dolezal and Dr. Francis E Sweeney.