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Posts Tagged ‘prison’

Day 12: Use of Force

July 23rd, 2009

An interesting article popped up on that was about the policy of using force on an inmate. Up until this point I just assumed that the rule of thumb when an inmate gets out of hand is to do what you can to protect yourself, the rest of the staff and the other inmates and also to protect the inmate from his/herself. Read more…

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Day 11: Overcrowding

July 21st, 2009

In my recent research I have come across an issue within the prison system that seems to be fairly prominent. Overcrowding in prisons has lead to escape attempts, attacks on staff and other prisoners, spread of disease, as well as other chaotic events. Read more…

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Day 10: Prison Abuse

July 20th, 2009

In Kathryn Jean Lopez’s article for, she talks about the one hundred and sixteen prisoners who are abused each day. Read more…

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Day 8: Facts

July 14th, 2009

I decided to do some digging around for facts today to get some idea of how big corrections actually is. I tried to scope out a few different websites that would help me to really understand the size of the corrections community. I was looking for statistics that showed me how many people were incarcerated in the United States, how many were women and how many were men. Also, I wanted to know fun facts about where the oldest prison in the USA and the largest prison in the USA were located. Read more…

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