Privacy In Prison

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In America, prisons are total institutions, in which inmates are kept in social isolation, and oftentimes within institutions that employ a “no-frills policy”. Such institutions provide only the bare minimum in services to convince them to never return after their release. Regardless of whether the prison employs such measures or not, prisoners learn exactly what prison is all about as soon as they enter. They lose all freedoms, as they are strip searched, shorn, and then live in quarters dictated to them. Even the facility they are assigned to is out of their control. Their classification dictates the few liberties still afforded to them. New inmates come in with their own concepts of privacy and dignity, only to have them shattered by

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