I think that decreasing sexual violence in prisons relies upon the corporation of the facility and staff. One way to decrease the sexual violence is the screen the staff better. This is due to the fact that, among state and federal prison inmates 2.4% (34,100) reported an incident involving facility staff. While the percentages seem low they vary from place to place and every little decrease could help. The main thing, that I think that facility and staff could do in order to help is to pay special attention to certain inmates. The inmate that they should keep an eye out for are all those that would be easy to victimize. These inmates include naïve of young inmates as well as newly arrived inmates. And especially those inmate who fit the description
The Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) had a main goal to find out how much of an influence a specific setting location could have on how individuals behave. The experiment took place in 1971 and many psychologists used as a reference to analyze people’s mind under certain circumstance. Young individuals were given the roles of prisoner and guard in prison-like setting located at the Psychology department Stanford University. I strongly believe that this experiment was ethically wrong and did not surprise me at all, since the participant in the study were not fully aware of how dangerous the experiment could turn. Furthermore, the guards were acting like real inmate’s officers
Some of these temporary officers were not interested in making corrections as a career that resulted in high turnover rates. These guards were paid at the lower end of the salary scale and a lack of advancement opportunities that brought dissatisfactions. In order to correct this structural defect, prison officials should offer higher salaries, clear and concise advancement opportunities. Using these techniques, prison official would influence guards to remain longer and have pride in their
Provide training to all prison staff on mental health issues. Training should reinforce staff understanding of mental disorders, raise awareness on human rights, challenge stigmatizing attitudes and encourage mental health promotion for guards and inmates. In addition, prison health workers need more specialized skills to identify and manage the prisoners’ mental health. According to HM Prison Probation & Service (2018), prison staff ‘keep those sentenced to prison in custody, helping them lead law-abiding and useful lives, both while they are in prison and after they are released.’ It believes that prison staff will play a huge part in the life of an offender, helping them to learn and develop new skills (HM Prison Probation & Service,
Think one easy way is to let the inmates be able to report any incident anonymous not just rape. Have an independent investigation team not tied into the prison so there would no bias involved. How can you find out the truth about what is going on behind bars when everyone is scared to talk about because of recourse? You talk about having zero tolerance for rape happening in prison then maybe you should show it how you treat each inmate claiming they was raped by another inmate or worse a guard. Separating the few bad prisoners from the rest is a good start. Have to found out the real number of how often it is happening to learn if what you are doing is having an impact of the outcome of prison rape.
The second aspect that should be highlighted from the author’s hypothesis is that guards themselves, the authority was in a specific mind-set which comes with the role, and most significantly the uniform which played a major role. This enabled them, psychology to commit the negative acts against the prisoners in the experiment. What reinforces this idea the uniforms enabled this is the experiment encouraged negative as well as positive engagement with the prisoners. However most of those involved in the guard roles engaged almost entirely in negative behavior.
The type of violence that is most common in prison is/are rape and gang violence. Unfortunately, inmates are not the only suspects, prison staff sometimes harass or rape the inmates. The inmates who are the victims of staff violence sometimes do not report that they have been violated or assaulted because they feel like no one will believe or listen to them. Deaths in prison are also a huge problem, according to Bureau of Justice A total of 4,446 inmates died in 2013, an increase of 131 deaths from 2012. This was the highest number of deaths reported to the BJS Deaths in Custody Reporting Program since 2007 (www.ncjrs.gov).
This article discusses how badly the corrections officers treat the inmates at Mid-State Correctional Facility in New York. The inmates are beaten and penetrated by foreign objects by the officers that are supposed protect them. Not only are they mistreating the inmates but they are getting away with it as well. There are many instances and examples of inmates from this specific facility, Mid-State Correctional Facility, getting beaten by guards. These allegations of brutality against the inmates are going more viral now than ever.
The textbook relates to this article because they both speak on Sexual Coercion taking place inside the United States prison, whether it’s through correction officers or other inmates. Inmate victims of rape, who have been sexually assaulted and blackmailed/threatened and physically abused repeatedly. Suspects Officer/Inmate seem to use victimized/inmates as sex slaves against their own will. Inmate/victim barely get justice for such horrible endurance leaving them to suffer in silence.
Stanford Prison Experiment Philip Zimbardo questioned, “What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph?” (Zimbardo, 1971) In 1971 a psychologist named Philip Zimbardo conducted an experiment on the effects prison has on young males with the help of his colleague Stanley Milgram. They wanted to find out if the reports of brutality from guards was due to the way guards treated prisoners or the prison environment.
In order to do this they need to make new centers to help prisoners inside better themselves. In Alabama prisons may soon shut down 14 of its prisons for overcrowding, neglect, and violence in the state’s correction systems. In the prison St. Clair Holman in Alabama the prison system makes prisoners act different. There is no safety, security or supervision. “We have people being killed, sexually assaulted, raped, stabbed on daily basis at St. Clair, Holman, and multiple facilities; it’s a systemwide problem,” said Charlotte Morrison, a senior attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), which represents Alabama prisoner.”
The guards let the authority they had in the experiment go to their heads causing them to become abusive. Also the prisoners started showing signs of extreme anxiety and stress. Accordingly, this study teaches us that when given a role of authority, such as that of a prison guard, it can often cause us to act in ways that do
The largest internal challenge that the Bureau of Prisons faces is adequate levels of bed space and staffing in order to safely manage the population of prisons. The crowding of prisons has been identified as a material weakness and is highly recognized by the Department of Justice, which is the agency in which the Bureau of Prisons is run under. There recently has been a reported decline in the federal prison population, yet it still remains over crowded by thirty percent. This has caused the BOP to increase its inmate to staff ratio, but officer’s safety continuously remains at
Of the multiple laws changed, many were due to the research done in the Stanford Prison Experiment and the way that prisoners and guards conform to these roles in real life. In fact, Zimbardo testified at multiple trials defending both guards and prisoners, among other groups, to bring up the power of the situation theory and other research that he studied in the Stanford Prison Experiment. The Stanford Prison Experiment is such an important lesson for all us to learn from that there has recently been a film adaptation of the experiment. Even law enforcement in many states is required to watch a documentary on the Stanford Prison Experiments in order to show themselves what not to do. Thankfully, America’s prison systems have caught wise and have also been enforcing their rules differently, such as how they treat their prisoners and what force police officers should and should not be able to inflict.
Even though there are people willing to risk it all to go back to the life they had, there are some that become submissive and stop fighting. In Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by Stanford phycology department. They recruited college students to run a mock prison so they could study the effect of becoming a prisoner and a prison guard. In this experiment that was supposed to run for two weeks ended up being stopped by the researchers on the six day because it was getting out of control. This is stated by the heads of the experiment Philip Zimbardo, Craig Haney, W. Curtis Banks, and David Jaffe in their report of the experiment.