2StudyGuide203 - CRJU203 Study Guide Reading Haas: Chapter...

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CRJU203 1Study Guide Reading Haas: Chapter 9 · Vast majority of incarcerated women have children under the age of 18, most were responsible for their children at the time of their incarceration · Although females use illegal drugs at much lower rates than males, their use is much greater than was previously assumed · Females are more likely than men to continue their use of drugs after initial experimentation as means of coping with situational factors life, events · Women using on the streets suffer criticism, denigration, and loss of healthful relationships, these women are also most likely to become prisoners of the war on drugs because of their high visibility. 1980s Supreme Court said the 8 th Amendment is meaningless Ewing v. California-upheld the sentences BJS-Facilities 2001 Jails 30 th 1999- 3,365 Assaults by guards 9,300 approximately 10,000 by jail inmates on staff Prisons Aug. 2003-1,668 (state and federal prisons) June 30 th 2000 Levels of Security Maximum Security-332 prisons Medium Security-522 prisons Minimum Security-814 prisons (plurality min. security prisons) Pluralities of prisons are rather small June 2000 Holding Inmates Held Under 200-646 prisons (250-749)-360 prisons (750-1,499)-421 prisons (1500+)-241 prisons A solid majority have less than 150 inmates June 30 th 1999-2000 17, 952 assaults by inmates on staff 34, 355 inmates on other inmate Rate of assault on staff by inmate per 1000 Max.-24.5 Med-10.7
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Min.-4.9 Chapter 18 Hassine Need to rehab, progressive judge interview with judge: Richard Nygaard · Prisons compared to toxic waste dumps · Prisons which began as penitentiaries places to do penance have become human warehouses · Honey trap since we have yet to develop an effective treatment against criminal behavior, the most logical thing to do is to quarantine criminals until an effective cure punishment can be developed · Warehousing-keeping criminals far away from society · It exposes us all to certain harm as a result of the false sense of security ot provides, cancerous lesion with a bandage · Toxic was no antidote for the toxic waste, this threat will most likey spread unabated throughout your community · Conduct research and require prisons managers to direct their efforts and resources towards correcting them. Read Hassine 19 22 25 Theory of Prisons Evolution Large Prisons more problems Chapter 19 · Prison have always been crowed, most prisons are filled well beyond their original capacity, thus becoming overcrowded. · Chapter 22 · An unforeseen factor ultimately crippled this bigger is better theory of prison design · The growth of a prison population beyond 1,500 inmates is most likely to trigger a prisons process of degenerative evolution · Chapter 25 Hassine apt analogy of the prison as a runaway train suggests that the problems facing America prisons will inevitably lead to cataclysm Proportionality Weems v. U.S. Trop v. Dullas
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CRJU 203 taught by Professor Haas during the Fall '06 term at University of Delaware.

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