This article written by Patrick Larmour, an inmate at High Desert State Prison, talks assiduously about the different type of “hustles” found within prison. According to Larmour “cash rules everything” even inside prison, where there is not an abundance of cash. These hustles are other ways for these inmates to earn cash. The way Larmour structures his article he separates the type of hustles that are found within the prison. The first are hustles like smuggling drugs and cellphones, selling pharmaceutical meds, making alcohol and extortion.
The likelihood for violent inmates to commit another violent acts is high while being lock up to release his or her frustration. The possibility of being searches therefore provide a hinder for inmates to possess makeshift weapon. Searches will also hinder the possession of illegal contrabands by inmates. The use of pat searches and x-ray are to keep the
Gangs in Prison Prison gangs have become a big problem in the correctional facilities today. The gang has started to control the prisons and making the work life for correctional officers very difficult. They are able to run their criminal empire on the outside from the inside of the jail and also try and traffic drugs into the prisons and among many other things. Prison gangs are criminal organizations that are formed with the inmates within the correctional facility. The gangs are made up of a select group of inmates who have an organized hierarchy and they are governed to follow a certain code of conduct.
Once they fully go through the booking process (also includes mugshot, taking fingerprints, DNA sample, processing their money into a “ATM-type” machine, and other tedious procedures), the individual is assigned to a placing cell or holding cell until they are fully processed/booked and decide where they will go or wait for a plausible-cause-hearing; there are many different placing cells based on several factors. The basic placing cells include phones for the individual to make calls and there are separate holding cells for males and females. As the individual becomes more dangerous they begin to lose their privileges, such as phones and the presence of others (i.e., if the individual begins to misbehave and become a danger to the others, they individual will be placed in a private placing cell with no contact). There are also several holding cells, which are areas (also divided by gender) where individuals wait until they can be released. The process for being released includes a pledge of good behavior, being processed to analyze if the individual is wanted for other crimes, and then can they individual receive their possessions they entered with and be released.
This occurs because the gang is in control of who is in the area and can essential cut off the rest of society if they felt like they needed to. An issue in El Salvador includes the Zika virus; officials are trying to tell everyone but there are areas owned and managed by the Mara Slvatrucha gang so they are blocked off from society. In addition to the community they control as a total institution, they are also sent to high security prisons, which are total institution controlled by the government. In El Salvador there are prisons that are strictly filled with only Mara Salvatrucha thirteen workers and members. There is word that once you are in the gang there is no hope; the only ways out are a hospital, death or jail.
Cameras are present in public transport and shopping malls. They are indeed, very useful when it comes to tracking a criminal, but the idea of being watched 24/7 is not the most desired. The idea of what might happen and how the future may looks like with cameras literally everywhere is provided in the book Nighteen Eighty-For written by George Orwell. There we face the society being manipulated and controlled on every step of their lives by the system. Independent thinking is not allowed to inhabittans of descirbed Lodon.
In addition to physical health, there is a concern for increased inmate misconduct and violence in overcrowded prisons. Over the years, numerous studies have been conducted to examine the effects of crowding on humans in general. These studies have shown that overcrowding can result in increased stress, pathological behavior, cognitive decline, and social withdrawal (7). Outside of prison walls, these effects can be easily controlled by perceived cooperation among those who share living space, social support and self-control. On the other hand, the situation of overcrowding is extremely different for those who are incarcerated.
“Prisoners do data entry for Chevron, make telephone reservations for TWA, raise hogs, shovel manure, make circuit boards, limousines,waterbeds and lingerie for Victoria’s Secret- all at a fraction of the cost of ‘free labor’”(Davis 686). This is beneficial to the Prison Industrial Complex because communities of color are known to be crime filled. Police can purposely search for criminals in those neighborhoods which then later amount to the number of people who will become workers under the Prison Industrial Complex. People of color become targets because they can easily be found. It isn 't that only people of color are committing crimes it is just that white people are wealthier therefore it is easier for them to hide the fact that they are committing crimes.
In order to help combat the rising drug problem in America, schools are having to make the choice of whether to use drug dogs or not. Schools have the choice of bringing drug sniffing dogs into the building in order to find and confiscate drugs that are in the possession of its students. I believe that the dogs should not be used until a problem has been confirmed or there is reasonable suspicion and severe action is warranted. Using drug dogs to sniff out drugs is a relatively new practice that started about 24 years ago (Robinson) and can be quite controversial. Using drug dogs is still relatively new because schools are trying to combat the rising drug problems that the United States has been facing.
The researcher understands the variety of gangs within the prison and the different incentives for some individuals to disclose any information relating their potential gang affiliation. Correctional facilities are composed of variety of individuals who tend to associate themselves to certain features or characteristics that might make them potential targets of certain gangs (Black Guerilla Family; Aryan Brotherhood; Mexican Mafia; Texas Syndicate; 415 KUMI) (Fleisher, 2001, p. 4). Prisoners are deprived of a number of actions that are widely offered to those who are not incarcerated, thus correctional officers might not have necessary information and tools to offer certain things in order to keep peace within that facility (Skarbek, 2012,