Lecture 36-Life Inside

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Life Inside Prisons are total institutions: Enclosed facilities, separated from both socially and physically, where inmates share all aspects of their daily lives. In effect, total institutions are small societies, with distinctive values and life styles that define fairly rigidly prescribed behavioral roles.
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Life Inside How are the values and beliefs of the prison transmitted? Prisonization: the learning of convict values, attitudes, roles and language (prison argot). Prison cultural/subcultures are an adaptation to deprivations associated with confinement and the loss of liberty itself.
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Life Inside Examples of argot “Wolves”: aggressive men assuming the masculine role in homosexual relationships…tend to not view themselves as gay “Punks”: usually the victims of wolves and are forces to assume the female role “Fags”: tend to have engaged in homosexual relationships prior to incarcerations…feminine mannerisms and dress
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