Essays Tagged: "prisons"

America's Zoos

n was walking from cage to cage watching the anxious animals pace back and forth in their closed-in prisons (Hope, 1994). Their cages feel cold and desolate. The concrete floor provides no warmth and ...

(9 pages) 153 0 4.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Alexis Charles-Henri-Maurice Clérel de Tocqueville

etait Alexis de Tocqueville, et l'autre Gustave de Beaumont. La visite a produit le raport sur les prisons - un effort collabore. D'une maniere plus importante, cette visite a rendue un des meillures ... it un excellent membre de comité sur les issues comme l'ésclavage, le reformation des prisons et la politique colonial.Il n'était pas d'accord avec la revolution populaire de 1841 ...

(4 pages) 59 0 3.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Prohibition: "The Ignoble Experiment"

undertaken to reduce crime and corruption, solve social problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses, and improve health and hygiene in America" (Thornton 70). This was a very go ...

(2 pages) 84 0 4.0 Mar/1995

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Overcrowded Prisons

- -Many prisons throughout the United States have been experiencing the problem of overcrowdedness. This is ... s not a new issue though, in April of 1978 New York State was already feeling the affect of crowded prisons. In an attempt to alleviate the problem the state tried to buy Richers Island from New York ... problem was coming up with programs that kept criminals off the streets without overpopulating the prisons. One example of how the government tried to make the streets safer was by imposing mandatory ...

(4 pages) 271 1 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Advantages of being legal

to legalize marijuana is that hundreds of thousands of non-violent drug offendersare overpopulating prisons, costing taxpayers millions of dollars. Legalization would alsoput marijuana dealers out of ... d most are, even for minor crimes. Federal and State governments are spending billionsto build more prisons to house hundreds of thousands of non-violent drug offenders.Legalization would kill the bla ...

(4 pages) 95 0 4.5 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Classification System in California's Prisons

CLASSIFICATION IN CALIFORNIA'S PRISONSOur ideas about the purpose of prisons and the methods of dealing with prisoners have changed ... risoners have changed during the past fifty years. The increasing number of repeat offenders in our prisons strongly suggests that the policy of putting criminals into prison in order to get revenge a ... resenting more or less similar problems into the same prison, and to provide for different types of prisons. In fact, the legislation which authorized the Organization of the Bureau of Prisons specifi ...

(6 pages) 358 4 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

This essay is an objective essay on the book Prisons We Choose to Live Inside by Dorris Lessing. It outlines the main themes found within the book.

oughts and ideas which are often forced upon us by other individuals or groups. In Dorris Lessing's Prisons We Choose To Live Inside she brings up a valuable point being that humans have the most trou ... ernment uses. "We are, all of us to some degree or another, brainwashed by the society we live in" (Prisons, p.37). Brainwashing is what keeps the single-minded society together. Individualism is lost ...

(4 pages) 127 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay discusses basic solutions for juvenile offenders, where they should be placed and what should be done.

and also many different forms of jails have been built. The two main buildings would be the secure prisons such as "juvy" and the staff secure housing which involves little supervision.The secure pri ... ape, assault with a deadly weapon and burglary should be housed in these facilities. These types of prisons should be used and I have a strong feeling they will always be used.Staff secure facilities ...

(4 pages) 168 2 3.3 May/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Culture, Nature & Freedom: Treating Juvenile Offenders

In Kansas, Juvenile offenders are sent to "Youth Centers". Theseare merely Child prisons, lockdown facilities for kids. This style oftreatment goes against every idea of growth put ... of nature for a model. These children are being culturallypushed aside for progress, stuck in mini prisons. Where, rather than fixproblems, we push them into suffering so that we may achieve gains.Th ... ers. A youth center is only a storage facility. There is no therapeuticgain achieved in these Child Prisons. They merely use reactive measuresto stop behaviors, instead of looking for antecedents proa ...

(4 pages) 116 0 3.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Death penalty

t nowwith all of the costs - including the financial expense and the wear and tear onour courts and prisons - a system of capital punishment is considerably moreexpensive than a criminal justice syste ... g an execution, shortly before and until some timeafter is an extraordinarily difficult time in the prisons. The execution weighsheavily on all the inmates and guards, creating major and minor problem ...

(4 pages) 173 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Arguments about death penalty.

a true deterrent to crime or not.When I think of the thousands of inhabitants of Death Rows in the prisons in this reaction is: "What's taking us so long? Let's get that electrical curre ... lty does not deter murder. Dismissing capital punishment on that basis requires us to eliminate all prisons as well because they do not seem to be any more effective in the deterrence of crime. Others ...

(4 pages) 96 1 4.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Rock n roll - the history of

lues songs told of extreme conditions in the fields, on the levees, in the work camps of the South. Prisons and prison life also played a very important defining role for the blues. Economic and socia ... h the newest time saving technology, and entertainment advancements, the inner cities were economic prisons, providing no jobs, little municipal services, and little means of escape. This was a gap th ...

(20 pages) 182 0 4.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Describe the character and importance of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkein.

from being eaten by the great spiders of Mirkwood Forest. Then he again gets the dwarves out of the prisons of Elvenking, the king of the elves. And lastly, he is the one who secures peace between the ...

(3 pages) 99 1 2.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Issues in the Correctional Systems of the United States.

es. The first problem I will discuss in my paper will be the issue of the growing population in the prisons. Prisons are overcrowded and murderers who have served barely half of their sentence are bei ... sue that I will talk about also pertains to drugs and deals with the problem of drug trafficking in prisons.The first component of the United States correctional system that I have chose to discuss is ...

(7 pages) 369 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

THis essay is about American Prison Reform, the many changes, as well as both sides of the issue- DOes it need to be reformed? It also concludes and solves the issue.

nection between a rise in imprisonment and a decrease in crime, yet people still a question whether prisons are effective. Except the debate should not be if prisons are effective, more accurately how ... .A few of the major changes that have taken place since the early 1900's are professionalization of prisons, the classification of inmates, halfway houses, inmate programs (such as education and the n ...

(8 pages) 423 2 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

The United States is one of a few countries that separates female prisoners from their children. Discuss.

soners and their children. I agree that tax money should be used for building the facilities in the prisons for those prisoners and their children. To spend tax money for building these facilities is ... to have safer society in our future.Some people think that these children who have their mothers in prisons do not need to have a good environment. But we have to offer a good environment to these chi ...

(2 pages) 40 1 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

New York City House of Refuge:the first juvenile reformatory in the nation.

1820 and continuing through the middle of 1821, the Society completed a survey of the United States prisons. Upon completion, the Society then appointed a committee to study the findings.The report ... formatory continued on. Two years after the State guaranteed the freedom of religion and worship in prisons and reformatories, they began hiring parole agents who were nonreligious. The new parole age ...

(6 pages) 30 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Overcrowding in America's Prisons: Can rehabilitation help lower the growing numbers of repeat offenders?

Overcrowding in America's Prisons:Can Repeat Offenders Be RehabilitatedThesis Statement and Hypothesis:Prisons in America are ... vision or even reads a newspaper has seen examples of the lack of justice in America. Our jails and prisons have become warehouses for criminals. Many who are repeat offenders or substance abusers. Ar ... e treat the disease the problem will continue to reoccur.Scope:In this paper I will look at why our prisons seem to fail at rehabilitation. I will look at what programs are in place and how they perfo ...

(21 pages) 1287 7 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Zoos are animals' prisons.

d say, "Of course!" Then why do people think that animals feel happy in zoos, which are the same as prisons? I remember once I visited Los Angeles Zoo, and I compared this zoo to what I saw in my coun ...

(3 pages) 143 4 2.8 May/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Prohibition Era of 1920-1933 how it came along and how it was abolished.(The 18th Amendment)

ce crime and corruption, improve health, solve social problems and reduce the tax burden created by prisons and poorhouses.Prohibition was called "The Noble Experiment" by Herbert Hoover. The 18th Ame ...

(2 pages) 80 0 4.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays