It’s Just Punishment One of the first arguments supporting solitary confinement is the idea of punishment. When prisoners misbehave while serving their sentence, they may be put into solitary confinement so as to be punished for this misbehavior. This activity may include fighting, gang violence, or even drug affiliation. Many believe that this solitary confinement will aid in the reformation of the prisoner’s character, by allowing them time to reflect on their actions, or moreover, it is the best option available when no other form of punishment is successful. “Another justifiable aim of the criminal justice system is rehabilitation or reformation of character…’It was believed that once left alone with their conscience and the Bible, prisoners would engage in inner reflection, see the error of their ways and be reformed into law abiding citizens’ ”(“13 Most”).
One of the major issues with the traditional prison design was the excessive mental pressure prisons often put on inmates and guards. According to some of the psychological researches, spaces by its size and scale, colors and windowless environment can also influenced the psychological effects on the ones who occupy them. Architectural design is all about the details, including choosing the appropriate colors, material and lighting for the specific function in the space, using the appropriate form, scale, and movement. Prison should improve and encourage becoming a place for mental health to lessen the risk of deterioration through close support, high-quality care and safe environment for the inmates to thrive. Therefore, by designing an unhealthy prison environment, it can provoke more crime and violence and by neglecting the importance of these matters leads to dysfunctional architecture, which may be the reason of prisons’ social and system failure.
The prison cell will be discussed, and how it plays a role in power and control over the inmate. Second, the conditions in the prison will be discussed, and the responsibilities of prisons regarding their cleanliness will be thoroughly examined. Also, taken into consideration with the conditions of the prison
This research paper will discuss why there is no value to the just deserts approach and why, if supplemented with a re-entry program, just deserts will have a greater significance. The theory and practice of the just deserts approach will be examined as well as why it does not appear to be working for offenders. Additionally, re-entry programs will be analyzed; those operating in Canada and in the United States, to further explain why reintegrating is better for the community and offenders. It is easy to agree with the just deserts approach to crime, however, when a loved one is affected by the harsh punishments and the negative consequences of prison, it makes life afterward extremely
Latessa explains how we shouldn't treat offenders for thing that do not link to them. Don’t treat someone who is a heavy drug user with a treatment built for people with anger issues. When the correctional system places these low risk offenders in programs meant for high risk offenders, it reduces the chances of it being effective because it doesn’t apply to that particular offender hence the “one size fits all” idea, it’s very ineffective. Latessa also spoke on many other reasons that causes recidivism treatment
V. PRISON REFORMS The main part of this research paper is the reforms for the conditions of prison and make prison a better place for prisoner and make an alternative for incarceration. The prison Reform for prevention of overcrowding in prisons: A ten-point method for reducing the overcrowding in the prisons all over the world, these points are1: 1. Collect and use data to inform a rational, humane and cost-effective use of prison. 2. Review and reform the criminal justice process as a whole from arrest to release and invest in crime prevention and reduction. 3.
The hiring of reliable and consistent staff can reduce the turnover rates and increase the chances of consistency in staff. Therefore, requiring staff to maintain permanent positions can create familiarity among the doctors, nurses, and inmates. Also, being familiar with the inmate’s medical history, exposures, and risk factors can reduce mishaps and confusion. As warden, in my opinion, this may increase the efficiency of nurses and physicians on staff by requiring them to adhere to specific
When taking a cursory glance at the concept of reconciliation, one can easily be fooled by the seemingly unending possibilities that it can offer to the process of post-conflict peacebuilding. However, spend a little more time attempting to fully grasp the nature of this notion; and one will find oneself feeling slightly cynical about what reconciliation can realistically achieve. While discovering that there ultimately is a problem with the current conception of reconciliation is rather simple, pinpointing the actual issues is not as easy. In his work entitled Reconciliation as Ideology and Politics, Andrew Schaap identifies six objections that he believes undermines the legitimacy of the idea that reconciliation processes invoke the common good. The objections to reconciliation that Schaap provides include – ‘its vagueness in meaning; its incompatibility with modern pluralistic societies; its presumption about pre-existing harmonious relationships; its
another criticism referring specifically to the goal orientation section of the inner containments, it does not consider the idea of people achieving legitimate goals by illegitimate means, or ‘innovating’ which may act as a pull rather than a control, with reference to Merton’s strain theory (Agnew and Kaufman, 2010). Again to doubt the reliability of reckless’ containment theory, self-concept has proved to be such a difficult subject to measure, which made the link between self-concept and delinquency was problematic to confirm by follow up research (Walsh, 2001). Regardless of the criticisms containment theory has received, it was an important influence on later theories and a key inspiration to the likes of David Matza and Travis