They also expressed that they were more likely to suffer abuse from colleagues rather than prisoners, which is extraordinary (Prison Reform Trust, 2006). This demonstrates that there needs to be a stronger awareness in the CJS through the use of adequate education in order to develop and change attitudes. A support network called RESPECT was founded in 2000 for those that work for the prison service from a minority ethnic background and half who experienced racism said they received no support from the network that was designed to support them (Prison Reform Trust, 2006). Even though, there are countless laws, charities and originations implemented to protect minority groups, discrimination still takes place.
The is that chance that some can be wrongly accused and convicted of a crime and be punished for someone else’s actions. Prison life is not an easy one to live. There is that fear of some officers taking advantages of their over, like what Percy did, and from the movie with John mental state of being reserved or William’s more aggressive one. This calls the question how prisoner should be treated, regardless of their convictions. To some people’s eye the murders did not value a human life so they should not have that same luxury.
Though the prisoners are not there for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, ethical rights are being ignored. How can a someone carry out their sentence rightfully if the focus is taken away from them and put on the judgment of the courts and justice system? Prison overcrowding is without a doubt problematic and inhumane. The mandatory sentencing laws, lack of attention on
There’s always something to fix in society because society is a reflection of us, and we are not perfect. Recently, there’s been many issues that have caught the attention of people living all across the world. Things such as police brutality, sexual assualt in the workplace, and immigration law, just to name a few, but there’s also been an underlying issue that people are becoming more informedinormed about, and that I believe matters - prison reform. Prison reform matters because in many instances, prisoners are treated inhumanely when they are locked up, and aren’t treated as humans when they have served their time. I believe we can bring about change in the prison system by changing the way we punish people who do commit crimes and focusing more on actual rehabilitation.
The prisoners have the right to protect their privacy within the prison cells. Guards are not allowed to enter the prisons cells without following proper protocols to do so. The eighth amendment right is the right of the prisoners living conditions such as Solitary confinement is where a violate prisoner is separated from the general prison population. Physical Abuse is when a guard or other staff uses corporal punishment for a disciplinary act among the prisoners. Deadly force in the prison is not an uncommon punishment among the inmates ( Siegel & Bartollas, 2014).
Higher Efficiency In a study completed by the U.S. Department of Justice, jails reported being better able to manage and control inmates with mental illness when they had specific positions responsible for handling crises and treatment, (Steadman and Veysey, 1997). This plays an important role in the reduction of violence within prisons. If jails don’t feel equipped to supervise or control mentally disordered inmates, then they may be less efficient at doing their job, which could lead to violent behavior. One of the types of treatment in this study was short term treatment, through case management services.
Engaging in counselling service during prison sentence can help men improve their parenting skills as well as aiming towards those offenders that will not seek counselling help outside of prison. Unfortunately “the high demands of relationship guidance and counselling there is still insufficient counselling provision in prison in England and Wales” (HM Inspectorate of prison, 2007). In 2008, the Lloyds TSB foundation gave funding to HMP ford which allowed experienced counselling service from Brighton and many other serviced to help the prisoners developed stronger and healthier relationships. For most of the prisoners leaving prison has a negative aspect to it because it can mean that they will be back to being homeless. Not having a house plus being excluded from society that lead that person into committing more crimes that imprisonment can end up being a regular routine and a better and safe place for them to be a part of.
But they fail to realize that the system we have now throws anyone in jail no matter if the person committed the crime or not. They also fail to realize that the current system sentencing isn't organized or fair because there are people out there innocent and people who don’t deserve that time that was given for petty crimes. The current system doesn’t seek for justice, they see everyone who gets arrested as a criminal and feels they should be thrown away for a very long time and that isn't fair. Sentencing reforming is highly recommended due to the outrageous modern sentencing practices we have today. People go to jail or maybe even prison for such petty crimes that doesn't deserve the many years that were given to them.
One of the major issues with the traditional prison design was the excessive mental pressure prisons often put on inmates and guards. According to some of the psychological researches, spaces by its size and scale, colors and windowless environment can also influenced the psychological effects on the ones who occupy them. Architectural design is all about the details, including choosing the appropriate colors, material and lighting for the specific function in the space, using the appropriate form, scale, and movement. Prison should improve and encourage becoming a place for mental health to lessen the risk of deterioration through close support, high-quality care and safe environment for the inmates to thrive.
Giving them a chance of redemption after years spent in prison will lead positivity with these ex-convicts making the most out of it. It also could mean less taxpayer money would go to fund prisons and can be directed somewhere more beneficial for the
• Denial of the right to liberty and security in the political prison camps The denial of the right to liberty and security and other human rights violations are particularly blatant in political prison camps. Political prison camps (kwan-li-so) are the final destination of those suspected of being politically, ideologically or economically subversive to the system. Kwanli-so are operated by the Ministry of State Security and the SSD. The Government has recently started acknowledging the existence of these camps, even though they are well-known and dreaded by ordinary citizens for being often places of no return, as victims imprisoned there have nearly no chance to ever be released. Four political prison camps are known to exist; smaller
Moreover, due to the institutional nature of prisons, inmates may receive mental impacts in their prison experience, resulting in different levels of mental health damage to prisoners. Finally, the issues of prisons in the UK needs to be constantly solved, and the pain of incarceration on prisoners deserves more attention. As Justice Secretary Liz Truss said, prisons faced ‘long-standing issues that will not be resolved in
An article written in the Journal of Correctional Education labeled “Enrolling in College While in Prison: Factors That Promote Male and Female Prisoners to Participate,” Kristin Rose and Chris Rose attempt to persuade male and female prisoners that college education in prison is very helpful when leaving jail and can aide with getting a job. They argue that college education in prison is not being taken advantage of and there are many factors between both male and female that determines who will and will not take advantage of the education provided. The two authors argument on free higher education in prisons is effective because they provide an abundant amount of convincing evidence, they have good reasoning as to why higher education is
Having the ability to have a program in every prison could be a great business. Not only could a state or country benefit by teaching their criminals but this could also help them become successful after they serve their time. This could also be beneficial in the long run to communities, many individuals who has a parent in a prison system has a more likely hood to make bad decisions and end up incarcerated themselves then those who do not have parents incarcerated. This is a change that could reshape the business and society relationships. If the possibility of an education program could be in place in every prison or in major prisons this could strengthen communities, rise low income populations and educate more people.
There has always been a system to contribute to the prosperity of a society, whether that be an economic system, educational system, social systems and many more. Although these are to help the country there are also flaws in them. One system in society that has major flaws in the prison system. The prison system has failed many Americans and strayed away from its main goal which was to help inmates to not become victims of recidivism. Prisons need to find a way to help inmates become stable enough to go back into society.
It is composed of six observations that may be formulated as follows: “prison does not bring down the rate of crime”, “confinement causes recidivism”, “prison necessarily produces habitual offenders”, “prison encourages the structuring of criminal milieu”, “the situation open to prison-leavers is conducive to recidivism”, “prison produces offenders indirectly by impoverishing the prisoner’s family” (Foucault, 1975).This criticism shows that incarceration is not a complete solution for reformation of the offenders, the alternative option to rehabilitate offenders through probation system may be an effective
Although the staff may not have to worry about being assaulted as much, they may still develop mental issues by completely separating themselves from the inmates except only in “control” situations (Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). It would seem that the staff members in supermax prisons could also get a sense of comfort, which could in turn be very dangerous for them. The staff has complete control over the inmates, and this may make them more relaxed in a place where they need not be relaxed. Overall, supermax prisons can have negative effects on staff and inmates, but they also can have positive effects. The main positive effect would be separating these violent inmates from the general population, and potentially removing key leaders from STG groups.
A statistic that proves that mental health issues in prison guards are real is: Corrections officers are twice as likely to commit suicide (Lopez). These officers are very mistreated and put into the lion’s den without much help. Aside from the officers themselves, other staff members are also in constant danger. Giving medicine of teaching prisoners is a dangerous job but can be less dangerous given that more help from the state is received. Being part of the staff in a prison is not very rewarding.
Evidence proved this with the publicity of the Abu Ghraib incident, where many inmates were tortured by United States soldiers. These soldiers were convicted for their crimes but it was taken care of “in house” as people would say. The United Nations did not persecute the said soldiers further than the United States military court, nor did they investigate the claims of the soldiers that they were under orders. Although the United States used torture to great effect in the past, torture is cruel, inhumane, and has no place in modern society. Torture is cruel, it leaves the victims devastated both physically and mentally.
According to the Eighth Amendment, cruel and unusual punishment is prohibited. For this prohibition to be significant throughout society in which confinement is the essential method of criminal penalty, it is essential to establish when prison conditions are cruel and brutal. While prisoners may have lost their rights to freedom in the light of their crime and conviction, despite everything, they remain to hold the same constitutional rights as free citizens do, with certain exceptions. The special cases include rights that would cause disagreement with the prison facility and system’s ability to safely, adequately, and proficiently run the establishment, those that would risk the wellbeing of the staff, the public and/or others near.