Theoretical Perspectives On Alienation In The Prison Society

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Alienation within a vast society creates a substantial gap between groups of people today. Particularly in the prison system, the prisoners themselves have become subject to isolation from the rest of the country’s free and interactive people, as well as its new ideas and cultural developments. In Theoretical Perspectives on Alienation in the Prison Society: An Empirical Test, author Charles W. Thomas describes how, upon entry, prisoners are rashly accused of attending the prison system on more than one occasion, and after, “they are stripped of personal possessions, individual decision-making prerogatives, many legal rights, and in short deprived of their identities as individuals.” In Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend, Robert Neville’s alienation
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