Finding free exercise of religion overridden by prison needs -- Declaring excessive physical force in a prison setting unconstitutional -- Upholding noncapital prison sentences under three-strikes laws -- Applying the prisoner right of habeas corpus to guant
Introduction -- Life in prison: Journal of a prisoner / David Lightner. Surviving rape in prison / Michael J. Carlson. A suicide in prison / Jens Soering. Inside Canada's Federal Prison for Women / Ann Hanson -- Prison guards, staff, and volunteers: The joys of teaching in jail / Lynn Olcott. Correction officers can make a difference / C. Shawn Sapriken. A day in the life of a prison guard in training / Ted Conover. The rewarding work of a prison activist / Jackie Katounas. Volunteering at a woman's prison / Lauren Rooker -- Prisoners' family members: Mother's Day in prison / Amanda Coyne. Coping with a father in prison / Ronnie O'Sullivan, as interviewed by Lucy Keenan. Reflections by a son of two inmates / Chesa Boudin
Little of what we know about prison comes from the mouths of prisoners, and very few academic accounts of prison life manage to convey some of its most profound and important features: its daily pressures and frustrations, the culture of the wings and landings, and the relationships which shape the everyday experience of being imprisoned. The Prisoner aims to redress this by foregrounding prisoners' own accounts of prison life in what is an original and penetrating edited collection. Each of its chapters explores a particular prisoner sub-group or an important aspect of prisoners' lives, and e.
Personal : visiting prisons -- Gothic : the medieval legacy in Australian dark tourism -- Public history, dark tourism, and real estate : the case of Pentridge -- Power : the men -- Networking : the women -- Hatred : race -- The celebrity prisoner confined : relics of a desperate act -- The celebrity prisoner at large : the case of Chopper -- The celebrity prison -- Jailers, larrikins, and penal populism -- Convicts
Prisons reduce crime / David Muhlhausen -- Prisons do not reduce crime / Jim Holt -- Prisons should rehabilitate inmates / Ralph A. Rossum and Constance Rossum -- Prisons should punish inmates / Charles Murray -- Three-strikes laws have led to excessive imprisonment / Vincent Schiraldi and Geri Silva -- Three-strikes laws have not led to excessive imprisonment / Chuck Poochigian -- Model essays and exercises. The five-paragraph essay. The cause-and-effect essay -- Unjust laws cause unnecessary imprisonment -- Exercise 1: create an outline from an existing essay -- Essay two: heavy sentences help america -- Exercise 1: create an outline from an existing essay -- Exercise 2: create an outline for an opposing cause-and-effect essay -- Essay three: imprisoning juveniles reduces crime -- Exercise 1: examining introductions and conclusions -- Exercise 2: using quotations to enliven your essay -- Final writing challenge : write your own five-paragraph essay