Inmate Subculture Summary

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Inmate subculture as defined as the culture that pervades prison and has its own norms, languages, and rules. I don’t think it makes it impossible however I do believe it makes them challenging. The book discusses prisonization as being the assimilation into separate loosely defined culture that pervades prisons. Resulting in an adaptation to prison causing subculture. Which involves learning the statuses and roles of the other prisoners along with the staff and correctional officers.
Most prison code consisting of a reverse hierarchy and the distrust of the correctional officers. This underlying belief or code alone leads to major problems when regarding the possible negative behaviors of inmates.
The idea that traditional prison culture

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