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Life in Prison w/o parole?

Life in Prison w/o parole? Topic: Writing letters to prisoners
June 20, 2019 / By Haydee
Question: What freedoms are there for inmates in for life? Do they watch tv, use internet,read books, and so on? Also, if anyone knows where i can find info on murderers in for life and their life in prison, i would greatly appreciate it.
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Doretta Doretta | 10 days ago
Your question is much too general. The answer depends a lot upon the jurisdiction, the crime for which the person is serving time, & the security level of the facility in which the time is being served. E.G., federal prisoners usually have more "freedom" than state inmates; some people are in almost 24-hr. lockdown because they killed someone; someone sentenced because of a status crime (e.g., selling CDS after priors) is more likely to be in a less secure facility. Reading is permitted almost universally although the reading material is censored. Internet use is usually prohibited because of the problem of inmates masquerading as someone else. TV is a privelege which is used as a reward for good behavior; it is taken away as punishment. Letter writing, although you don't mention it, is a major "time-passer."
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Doretta Originally Answered: What is the differnce between the new prison system and the old?
hello For most of history, imprisoning has not been a punishment in itself, but rather a way to confine criminals until corporal or capital punishment was administered. There were prisons used for detention in Jerusalem in Old Testament times. Dungeons were used to hold prisoners; those who were not killed or left to die there often became galley slaves or faced penal transportations. In other cases debtors were often thrown into debtor's prisons, until they paid their jailers enough money in exchange for a limited degree of freedom. Only in the 19th century, beginning in Britain, did prisons as we know them today become commonplace. The modern prison system was born in London, as a result of the views of Jeremy Bentham. The notion of prisoners being incarcerated as part of their punishment, and not simply as a holding state till trial or hanging, was at the time revolutionary. The first "modern" prisons of the early 19th Century were sometimes known by the term "penitentiary" (a term still used by some prisons in the USA today): as the name suggests, the goal of these facilities was that of penance by the prisoners, through a regimen of strict disciplines, silent reflections, and maybe forced and deliberately pointless labor on treadwheels and the like. This "Auburn system" of prisoner management was often reinforced by elaborate prison architectures, such as the separate system and the panopticon. It was not until the late 19th Century that rehabilitation through education and skilled labor became the standard goal of prisons old prison = punishment / deterrence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn_system By subjecting prisoners to harsh conditions, authorities hope to convince them to avoid future criminal behavior and to exemplify for others the rewards for avoiding such behavior; that is, the fear of punishment will win over whatever benefit or pleasure the illegal activity might bring new prison = rehabilitation The rehabilitation of offenders is a key feature of the modern UK criminal justice system, and work to rehabilitate prisoners goes on, in varying degrees, in every prison. While in the past, rehabilitation may have been directed at 'reforming the character' of prisoners, its focus is now on preventing reoffending. Rehabilitation techniques vary according to the nature of the offender, the type of offence committed, and the institution in question. Techniques vary from educational and vocational training to help the offender learn a skill for use outside the prison, to psychological rehabilitation, dealing with various problems the individual offender may experience. Drug-addicted prisoners can also receive treatment for their condition in some prisons. Rehabilitation takes place both inside prison, and in some cases, once an offender has been released, on Resettlement Programmes. Help continues to be provided in these circumstances by the Probation Service and other agencies, either as a condition of their early release, or to ease the transition into the community.
Doretta Originally Answered: What is the differnce between the new prison system and the old?
Here in FLA the governors rent prisoners out for labor on chain-gangs. The prison sometimes provides security in the form of the bossman sitting on his horse with a high-power rifle and his "trustees' still use clubs, whips, water rationing, and food deprivation to maintain discipline. You can see these chain-gangs all over the state, just not near the interstates! There is, of course, no desire for parole or rehab, because these prisoners are making wardens (and the governor) rich. What was that about "new" prisons?

Cassidy Cassidy
Prison is a world unto itself and vastly different from ours. The inmate are woken each morning at 6. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are cafeteria style in the "chow hall". There is a small store where the men can buy items such as soap and toothpaste, etc. and also small snacks. Inmates may volunteer in the kitchen, library, machine shop, laundry, for which they're paid a very small amount. Money is contraband in prisons so all money goes into the inmate's prison account. Prisons have libraries, a rec room, some allow limited internet use. Everything is regulated and lights out is at 10:00 every night. Prison is dangerous, brutal, racist, dirty and degrading. There are more drugs in prison than anywhere else, every tier has a dealer or two. Most inmates become victims of violence and many are raped. Murderers who are dangerous would be placed in either ad seg or the SHU and almost never be allowed to leave their cells. Those not dangerous to other inmates or COs would be in population and allowed into the yard for exercise.
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Annabel Annabel
no internet that's for sure.................would look at the programme scared straight and that gives you a glimpse of life in prison without any hope of getting out,
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Annabel Originally Answered: My mother is in prison because of me and I may kill myself soon?
What a lot of pain you have experienced in your young life. So sad. First, please understand that none of what happened sexually with your step-father was your fault. He was a predator and used you . Of course you were terrified, of course you couldn't depend on your mother believing you. Your mother left her little girl unprotected. Mothers don't do that. Mother's have a sixth sense about whether or not things are all right with their children. I think when your mother killed that evil man she was trying to make up for her negligence of you the only way that seemed possible at the time. Her choice is not your fault. You have done nothing wrong. Do not feel guilty, do not feel that you caused your mother to end up in prison. That was the result of her own choices. Please write her and visit her as often as you can. Plan together for the day she will walk free. She needs to ask your forgiveness for what she allowed to go on in her home. And you need to forgive her. Every new day is a chance for joy. You have learned some bitter lessons in life at a young age. Don't fall into a pattern of making your mother's mistakes by thinking all you need to do is find the "right" man and life will be wonderful. Life really doesn't work that way, as you well know.

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