Prison Setting At Stanford University

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The article being discussed in this section disclosure the results of two similar psychological studies conducted in different prisons. One of the studies was conducted by Professor Philip Zimbardo in a simulated prison setting at Stanford University. The study was conducted in England by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Both studies discuss the brutality acts developed in the interactions between inmates and prison guards as well as the reasons why these acts take place.
The general points of view of this article emphasize the cruelty of the reprimands by the use of excessive violence that has been executed by correctional guards against inmates in the prisons in United States and England. According to the article, correctional guards have perpetrated punishments that have injured inmates at all levels, including “everything from black eyes, contusions, lacerations, lost teeth, fractured noses and ribs, broken arms and jaws, as well as head trauma” (Gross, 2008) in both, state prisons and county jails in several states of the United States and England.
As a result of these brutal attacks against inmates, Gross explains in his article that “inmates have been choked, kicked, punched, and hit with objects, by single or multiple guards, for offenses that range from an act of violence against staff, to verbal insults towards staff, to failure to comply with instructions” (2008).
Nonetheless, the study of violence in prisons goes back to the decades of the 1960’s
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