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
Why the prison system is flawed The american prison system is flawed and should be changed because it is very expensive to keep it running the way it is, the prison system is helping gangs grow and it can be fixed it is possible. I believe that it needs to change so that cities will have more tax money to fix other things and the people who don't deserve to get released won't be. The prison system is very expensive for taxpayers because they have to pay to employ the officers, they have to pay for the building, the tools, the food for them to eat, there clothing and bedding.
Their stories depict how our education systems track those who are going to be placed into the cycle of the criminal justice system. Interviewees illustrate how our criminal justice system is locking up “people we are mad at” instead of the “people we are afraid of.” Demetra had 11 charges by the age of 14, diagnosed with anxiety, placed in juvenile jail 3 times, and placed into juvenile housing after assaulting her aunt (guardian). She stated multiple times throughout the documentary, that being incarcerated never taught her a life lesson, and only made her angry. She had barely entered high school, and already had been a placed into the cycle of incarceration.
In our previous class we spoke about how the profile of the usual white collar criminal is white, middle age, has a high level of education married, has a home and is in a supervisory position. This reminded me of one of my undergrad classes where we spoke about older white males more likely to commit suicide because of the loss of status. Putting those two together if reminded me of former Walls Street trader Michael Marin. Michael Marin was 53 years old, had a wife and children and could not pay the $2,500 a month mortgage on his home. Furthermore, he had $34,000 in back taxes.
The “Clang of Incarceration” is the first thing an officer hears when he or she come to work on the George Beto Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as the front gate closes behind them. It can be a sound of trepidation when an officer is starting their day as they enter the sally port that are two gates to get inside the unit. Plastered on the walls of the unit are the core values of the agency; Perseverance, Integrity, Courage and Commitment in solid black letters as if they are screaming the words. The words are a sign of encouragement when the officers go into this type of negative atmosphere but most of the TDCJ officers absolutely love the job they do.
Imagine that you and a partner have been arrested for trespassing. The police separate you, and give you each two options: confess or remain silent. If you both confess, you each spend ten years in jail. If you both remain silent, you each spend three years in jail. However, if one of you confesses and the other does not, the one who confessed goes free, as a reward for helping the police, and the one who remained silent spends 20 years in jail!
JAIL & PRISONS RESPONSE LORIE DANIELS CJS/200 FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 2015 SCOTT SMITH JAIL & PRISONS RESPONSE Identifying the four types of prisons would be women’s, low security, and medium, maximum. The women’s prisons in the U.S so much different in some aspects as it would be for the male’s prisons. Now with the women they have greater needs than men do a course. They have to reshape to their needs, whether it can be pregnancy, or any emotional needs of the woman.
In conclusion, I genuinely enjoyed this visit and this visit was actually my favorite. After viewing a prison, it definitely made me realize the privileges we have today and to not take them for granted. Thus, I would never want to be an inmate and have to live that lifestyle. Watching shows about crime and prisons was very insightful in that it actually gave me an idea on what to expect when I visit a prison. Some aspects were ideal, while others were not.
There are many differences between jails and prisons. One very common difference, is that convicts with a sentence of less than a year are housed in a jail. Also inmates can be housed in a jail while they wait to be transferred. If their prison sentence is longer, they will be housed in a prison. People in jail normally commit low-level offenses and in prison they are there for more serious crimes.
One big difference between jail and prison is jails are generally only for short periods of time usually less than a year. Jails can also hold individuals waiting for trial, conviction, or sentencing they can also hold mentally ill individuals while waiting to be transferred to a mental health facility or juveniles waiting to be transferred. Prisons are long term they generally hold people that have been convicted of felonies and will be there for longer than a year most people in prison have pleaded guilty or have been found guilty in
Tattoed to the neck, strong, tough and intimidating is the domineer of Johnathan Basilere. After seven years in prison, Johnathan still faces the hardships of a felon. Descrimnation has influenced society "My appearance comes with my experience in prison but does not dictate who I've become." Said Basilere. Struggling to find a job, barely making end meet coping with reality crucially affected his well-being.
Eventually Betts talks through the bars to the prisoner next to him but says he would never have talked to that kid on the outside. Thankfully Dwayne finds his salvation in literature. His mom brings him books and he falls in love with reading to pass the time. For the first time he can escape the total institutions he is kept in. A total institution has control over every aspect of your life and makes you feel worthless.