Many prisoners adopt this survival mindset, in which there is no room to express pain or emotion that could in any way lessen their “masculinity”.This can become a major challenge in trying to incorporate treatment programs in prisons, especially if they are constantly being resisted. In a study by Lamb, Weinberger, Marsh, and Gross (2007), they noted that many problems arose when mentally disordered offenders became non-adherent to their psychiatric treatment, which led to even more issues when attempting long-term treatment. They concluded that those inmates with severe mental illnesses who fight their treatment, could present major challenges for any form of treatment while in
Solitary confinement is used for a variety of reasons—some that are quite absurd. A prisoner can be sent into isolation if they have commited a serious crime like killing another inmate or creating a fight or even assaulting a guard. Sometimes inmates are placed in solitary confinement because they need protection from other people—but is it really protection if they end up with a mental illness? Now listen to this, many inmates in solitary confinement aren’t in there because they have committed a serious crime, but because they have simply upset the guards and broken minor
Going into prison is a scary experience and once you enter typically you do not know anyone. Having a friend in there would help overcome the difficulties of transiting. Despite wanting a friend to cope better, be-friending someone in prison can cause conflicts. Conflicts
The dark cell was very narrow you can not stand up straight in there because of how narrow it is. The prisoners had to suffer in a very uncomfortable position. Even worse the prison guards would throw in scorpions and snakes for their punishments just to let them suffer even more. Ill-behaved inmates spent time in the “Dark Cell,” chained to ring-bolts in severe isolation. During this era there were lots of poor and cruel conditions within the prison and these were some of the major ones within the dark cell.
However, do people believe people are mentally damaged when sent to things such as church camps, or have big families? They are usually packed into rooms with multiple people and limited privacy. If parents still send their kids to camp and they return just fine how are the prisoners any different? There is no scientifically proven proof that the reason some of the prisoners are mentally unstable is due to overcrowding. It could be remorse, stress, or even just loneliness.
There is a delicate balance between the fact that the men living at Broadmoor are indeed mentally ill, and that not of them have the capacity to truly understand the violent tendencies that their illness conjures up in their minds, and the fact that many men living inside Broadmoor have indeed committed awful crimes against society; and the narrative of Inside Broadmoor creates an impeccable balance of both ideas
Time upon time in the film, the volunteer guards were verbally abusive of their power with the prisoners. They often gave them punishments such as, physical exercise, sleep deprivation, as well as revoked their privileges, smoking, parole and comfort items like bedding. In one case they even as far as refusing to provide glasses to one of the
In jail prisoners are constantly monitored and checked everywhere they go. This is done because they are not trusted to make the right choices. When grounded parents might take the door down in a room to keep constant eye on the child. Searching the room and the child for anything they should not have as well. Privacy is taken away from both to force a change.
Glancing is a quick and often careless action which demonstrates how the superintendent isn’t that affected by the hanging that just occurred. Again, Orwell also dehumanizes the superintendent by continuing to make him seem like he has no sympathy or heart-warming emotions inside of him. The terrible conditions of the prison are described again when a story is told about a prisoner who “clung to the bars of his cage” (page 4). The fact that the prisoner was staying in what was called a cage is inhumane since cages are supposed to be for animals and not humans. The story continues, and it mentions that the officers felt pain and trouble because of the resistance by the prisoner.
There are a multitude of things that need to be repaired in our system, and prison is one of them. Prison reform is an important issue because we need to take care of everyone and with the way we treat criminals, we do not see them as equal. We need to assess illegal acts correctly instead of trying to put people in jail for the rest of their lives. We also need to work more on how we try to rehabilitate people. Instead of barring convicts off from the rest of us, we need to teach them how to integrate, so they can live better lives than they did
Behaviors that trigger fear, anxiety, anger and other emotions in you will appear threatening to them. Control and hide your emotions. If inmates interpret your reactions as a weakness, they will use this weakness to control and manipulate you. On the other hand, if you show anger you play into their hands. There is not much to do inside the prison, therefore, expect days when you feel bored, lonely,
Another factor that prisoners experience on a daily basis is prison overcrowding. While officers experience, and may even stress over prison overcrowding, they do not live in it like their inmates. Eventually, when their shift is over, officers return to their not-so-crowded homes. Overcrowding impacts the quality of life in prisons. While these criminals should do the time if they do the crime, it can be difficult dealing with such low standards of basic cleanliness.