The one prison had monetary values that an inmate could not have more than twenty dollars of canteen and cash on him. The language is half posture and half English see appendices 5.
It talks about the economy of jail, the politics being played by inmates and how they celebrate festivals. The other prison had a plastic card and they could not have more than fifteen dollars worth of canteen also no cash were allowed.
There were inmates that were classified as the prison lawyers and the respected elders of the prison.
Major Themes The most important Behind a convicts eyes discussed in the book is Behind a convicts eyes survival of inmates in prisons see appendices 1.
These inmates would say that they saw an inmate in the yard that had threatened them and they needed to go into protective segregation.
It can be observed when the central character of the book was asked by a guard about him see appendices 2. We would have some inmates place themselves in to protective custody right off the start.
Also this prison was designed that the inmates were not allowed any jewelry or even their own tennis shoes.
The most memorable inmate fight was between two inmates. There was always one person in each dorm that ran a canteen out of his locker.
The old inmates would pick out the new inmates that they would turn them into punks. The one inmate took his lock off his locker placed it in a sock and cracked open the other inmates nose. Having worked in the prison system, even though the two prisons I worked in were not as bad as the prisons systems that have been on television or stories of the prisons in the bigger cities such as New York or California.
After reading the text I remember watching the fresh meat or new inmates being transferred into the prison every Tuesday and Thursday. Than we had the inmates that stayed to themselves or they would be snitches to the officers because they did not want any trouble in their dormitory at night.
It is something that reflects prejudice and stereotyping built The superintendent or warden believed that this would cut down on the fights and gambling. Doing dormitory checks and finding inmates have intercourse with each other, there was no shame and as the reading stated it is a natural way of life for these inmates.
Inmates were always trying to make canteen runs for the officers to hopefully get some sort of tip or get an officer to by him a cup of noodles or a twenty-five cent can of soda. Other than what an inmate faces in prisons, common problems like overcrowding in prisons and the needed correctional policies for making them rehabilitating centers rather than producing more serious criminals are also sketched out in the book.
They have to lose their previous identity while earning a new one at the same time which suddenly travels a long road from names to digits and people become only a mere number for each other.
If they did it was confiscated and they would receive time in segregation. The inmates that were already assigned to the prison would stand near the fence to watch the new arrivals.
This particular name also conveys the message that the stories or incidents represented in this book did not only occur to the author but it is the story of every inmate. An experienced correctional officer could usually tell who the dorm canteen operator was.
They were able to go into the gated cell run on the backside of segregation for two hours a day if they wanted recreation. Seeing inmates being shanked stabbed by homemade objects right on the yard during broad daylight and the offending inmate did not care if he was going to have additional charges filed against him with more time attached to his sentence.
Prison proper was a sign of being self centered and portraying selfishness. The inmate bartending and trading was also accurate to the prisons way that I worked.
They had it made in our protective segregation. Over view As the book is written from the perspective of a prisoner who spent many years being an inmate, the book covers all the aspects of a life that can be spend in any prison by every prisoner. The officers made the canteen runs twice a week for them.
Even though they may have sex with another inmate they do not look at it sex with another male.Behind a Convict's Eyes Opinion Paper Words | 8 Pages. BEHIND A CONVICT’S EYES (OPINION SUMMARY) In my experience of reading the text, Behind a Convicts Eyes, I have learned many things about prison life.
It has in fact changed my perception of what I thought prison life was like. "Behind a Convict's Eyes" by K.C. Cerceral Introduction This paper is about the book 'Behind a Convict's Eyes' by K.C. Cerceral. This book was written by a young man who enters prison on a life sentence and describes the world around him.
Download Behind A Convict s Eyes: Doing Time in a Modern Prison (Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice) (K. C. Carceral) Ebook Online 1. Download Behind A Convict s Eyes: Doing Time in a Modern Prison (Wadsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice) (K.
Carceral) Ebook Online 2. "Behind a Convict's Eyes" is tangible proof that even a convicted felon may make an important and positive contribution. Carceral (the name is a pseudonym meaning "belonging to a prison") is a convicted murderer serving a life sentence who has created a series of vivid word portraits of inmate life/5(5).
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