Prison Systems

You must answer 1 question in each section (A total of 3 essays). You must utilize the required readings (day one through 3/19) and video clip where relevant. Vague answers will result in a loss of points. You must be very specific in stating “who said what” – “where did the information originate”? You must use APA in-text citation in your responses. Students are permitted to use 2 direct quotes maximum per question – which must be quoted. The lack of the use of quotation marks is a sign of plagiarism. APA (in-text) style citation for direct quotes is MANDATORY. APA Citation Website Late penalty – 3 points per day late starting at 12:00am 3/20/21 Format: Title page, double-spaced, 1 inch margins, page numbers, APA citation format. Each essay should be approximately between 2 & 4 pages but should certainly not exceed 5 pages. DO NOT RELY ON YOUR DISCUSSION BOARD RESPONSES TO EARN FULL POINTS FOR YOUR ESSAYS! REMEMBER YOUR RESPONSES SHOULD BE BETWEEN 2-4 PAGES – DETAILS!!!!!!! ALWAYS INCLUDE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES WHEN RELEVANT! History – Abbott, Rothman, Sellin, Rafter & Phelps 1. A) How and why has the purpose of prisons changed since the 18th century? B) As the purpose of prisons changed, how did the forms of punishment change as well? Be sure to discuss the relationship between the purpose of prisons and types of punishments used? Also include a discussion of major reformers who helped shift the purpose of prison and punishments. – Consider within your discussion the characteristics of those punished in early America v. the mid-to late 20th century and 21st century. OR 2. A) Historically, how were women and girls treated within the criminal justice system? B) What was the purpose of punishment, as applied to women? C) Who were typically targeted – describe these women. Make sure to include how their treatment varies by race/ethnicity. Be sure to use examples to fully explain your points. OR 3. Up until 2010 we saw a constant increase in our prison populations. Conduct a detailed analysis to explain what factors seem to affect the increase/decrease in our prison population. Be sure to include a discussion of the factors that led to the initial mass incarceration. DO NOT RELY ON YOUR DISCUSSION BOARD RESPONSES TO EARN FULL POINTS FOR YOUR ESSAYS! REMEMBER YOUR RESPONSES SHOULD BE BETWEEN 2-4 PAGES – DETAILS!!!!!!! ALWAYS INCLUDE SPECIFIC EXAMPLES WHEN RELEVANT! Living in Prison – Abbott, Clemmer, Tongeren, Hassine and Hilinski-Rosick 1. A) Define prisonization and institutionalization (2 separate concepts) and its process (when does it start, etc.). B) Discuss factors that play a role in the process of prisonization. C) Discuss what may be the unintended consequences of an inmate who becomes “institutionalized”? OR 2. A) Define prisonization and institutionalization (2 separate concepts) and its process (when does it start, etc). B) Discuss factors that play a role in the process of prisonization and how they vary based on gender and race/ethnicity. OR 3. Based on the required readings, discuss the following issues: A) What factors seem to increase/decrease the likelihood of an inmate’s misconduct (UTILIZE specific examples)? B) Argue the most effective method to deal with inmates’ misconduct (by using specific information in the required readings); and C) Be sure to discuss how inmates’ behavior may also be dependent upon gender and race/ethnicity. Working in Prison – Abbott, Clemmer, Conover, Worley, Labrecque, Conover- you-tube clip 1. A) Clearly discuss how prisons maintain control of inmates. B) Discuss the decision of what rules to enforce and ignore as well. And; C) Last, address the factors that affect inmate misconduct and/or violence in prison. OR 2. A) Discuss the prisonization process as it applies to corrections officers. B) How do CO’s affect an inmate’s ability to adapt to prison? C) Discuss the dynamics of relationships between staff and inmates. D) What are the negative consequences associated with inappropriate relationships between staff and inmates.

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