lauras paper - 2,258,983; the number of people behind bars...

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2,258,983; the number of people behind bars in 2005. How much more will this number increase in the following years? Each prisoner comes from a different background, and joins the prison system with their story. What is the prison life really like once the doors are closed and locked and the public eye can not see into the mysterious place we call, prison? Prison has actually improved for the conditions of the inmates it holds. “In 1826 the quarters were close indeed. "So few are the number of cells, that, in many of them, from four to sixteen convicts are locked together by night," the governor noted.” (encyclopedia.com) In present day prisons there are a maximum of two persons per cell. Sure the cell may only be eight feet by ten feet, but that is about the size of a small dorm, in which many college students must live. Of course I am not comparing life at college to life in prison, but merely to say that many people must life in small quarters.
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GEO 101 taught by Professor K during the Fall '08 term at Illinois State.

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