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    realize how much prison affects someone. In the US the prison system is completely different than the prison system in Denmark. After watching Prison State, I didn’t really know what the pros were of our prison system. I saw more cons than pros. I was completely shocked by the way that Denmark runs their prison system. The video confused me a bit, so I did some research and found an article that I understood a little bit better about Denmark’s prison system. The US prison system is definitely more

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    The Prison System

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    Final Exam Essay Question #2 Question: Discuss the history of the prison system in the United States. Be sure to identify the various stages that the American prison system has gone through. Also identify what problems were present with each stage as you see them. Response: American prison system incarceration was not officially used as the main form of punishment in United States (U.S.) until around the 1800’s. Before that time criminals were mainly punished by public shaming, which involved punishments

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    Prison System

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    Prison inmates, are some of the most "maladjusted" people in society. Most of the inmates have had too little discipline or too much, come from broken homes, and have no self-esteem. They are very insecure and are "at war with themselves as well as with society" (Szumski 20). Most inmates did not learn moral values or learn to follow everyday norms. Also, when most lawbreakers are labeled criminals they enter the phase of secondary deviance. They will admit they are criminals or believe it when they

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    prisoners possess zero authority in the prison system. They have no control over any aspect of their daily lives, but instead they are minded by prison jurisdiction. Prison guards and wardens possess the power to do anything that they please within those brick walls. This is an issue that society has been aware of for many decades; however, there has been little to no effort to change the conditions. Many prisoners have sought to inform society of how these prison authority figures abuse their power

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    Unfit conditions in these crowded systems are common. Prison facilities are far behind and the crowded conditions are a potential life threatening danger to inmates and workers. (Miles). Most inmates have to share cells with often two or even three other people that were originally meant for one or two convicts. (Miles). Government spending on building more prisons to meet the demand is extremely high, taking away from other things and putting the economy in greater debt. “The United States needs

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    Prison reform is a significant issue that the United States government should enforce. It would aid in creating a more organized system of incarceration. Prison reform is an attempt to improve, change, or eliminate certain conditions in prisons. It is believed that it should be enforced due to the cases of overcrowding, lack of proper education, and the lack of rehabilitation that could inform prisoners of societal values. Prison reform would increase the self-esteem that was diminished in the prisoner’s

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    discouragement for humans is through the prison system. Because of this, these humans or inmates, are sentenced to spend a significant part of their life in a confined, small room. With that being said, the prison life can leave a remarkable toll on the inmates life in many different categories. The first and arguably most important comes in the form of mental health. Living in prison with have a great impact on the psychological part of your life. For example, The prison life is a very much different way

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    The Prison System and Prison Overcrowding Abigail Wheeler Dr. Liles – CRJU 1000 November 16, 2017 The U.S. Prison System and Prison Overcrowding As of 2015, 2.7% of adults in the United States were under correctional control, the lowest rate since 1994, however that is still roughly 6.7 million adults (Kaeble & Glaze, 2016). While the correctional population has declined, correctional facilities in the United States are still grossly overcrowded, with many facilities at or surpassing capacity. A

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    Summary The United States currently holds around 2 million prisoners, or around 25% of the world’s prison population (Prisonstudies.org). Furthermore, a large percentage of American prisoners are from minority groups, and many others are charged for petty crimes such as non-violent drug offenses. People convicted of low-level crimes experience the same kind of treatment as what a violent convict would reasonably receive. These convicts tend to be deprived from basic rights, get into gang fights on

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    Although the prison system was originally created to hold the menaces of our society and attempt to reform them to what we consider ideal citizens, todays private companies have created an alternative use for these prisoners which many consider a new form of slavery for the United States. Starting with the “Reagan revolution” which involved,” privatizing as many government activates as possible, based on an economic theory about free markets that contained assumptions that frequently did not match

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