• America and Prison
    possession charge, society’s tax money is not only paying $87,000 for his three year prison sentence, but they are also supporting his family while he is gone. Sitting at the feet of their struggling mothers are children who are growing up without their fathers. Many of these children only talk to their...
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  • Tragedies of Postpartum Psychosis
    ). Many believe that convicted women should be paying their debt to society from behind prison bars, that these women are a risk to society like any other murderer and should serve time accordingly. Complicating the situation are the callous women who commit such crimes and then use postpartum...
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  • Death Penalty
    just wanted to be free.” Does this give her the right to smother her two children with her bare hands? After smothering the children she then proceeded to drive the car into the river with their bodies inside. While on the scene she claimed that she “tried” to go in after her kids, however, when...
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  • School to Prison Pipeline
    emblem of equality and hope for many poor, immigrant urban or otherwise marginalized children and families, who without this act would be left to fend for themselves in a failing system. No Child Left Behind or NCLB, as it was later referred to, sought to diminish the claims of inequality in our school...
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  • Mr. Yumm Yumms
    Bright new Futures It is a hot summer day when three brothers, Matt, Alex and Thomas go over to the neighbor's house. In search of the video game left behind the day before, they knock at the door to ask for Robert, the young man that was using their game. When nobody responded they broke a...
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  • Teen Violence
    life of a young girl named Tiffany Eunick. Lionel’s mother, a Florida Highway Patrol officer, was sleeping upstairs though she was responsible for babysitting Tiffany. The mother left the children watching television and playing together downstairs unattended. During horse play, Lionel begins to re...
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  • Incarcerated Women
    mandates, for correctional facilities improvements. For example, there was a woman in a Federal prison who developed a pain on the lower left side of her body. She filled out paper work called “Sick Call Request”, and asked to be seen by a nurse. She waited for two months but still received no response...
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  • Social Therory
    staff. In the video it was mentioned that the inmates often left the prison worse than when they came. The stay at the institution did little to no good to aid in some type of rehabilitation, but it reinforced the deviant behavior that was already present and possibly created more deviant behavior...
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  • Noli Me Tangere
    home to the comfort of their mother but they were being kept in by the Chief sacristan. Basilio: Pull harder on the rope, Crispin. Crispin: I can’t Basilio. I’m really very tired. I just want to go home now to mother. At least when I’m at home, somebody cares for me. Unlike here, all of them think...
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  • Rio Negro Massacre Letter to Unborn Child
    Nicole Nichols Professor LeShan Sociology 500 Assignment 2 To My Unborn child: I am a female American citizen of Mayan ancestry. When I was a little girl, around nine years old, a nice Caucasian couple through the Catholic Church adopted me. It was these nice people who brought me to...
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  • A Fatherless Society
    -engage with their families. Obama knows all too well, the pain, suffering, and the damages that go along with an absent father, since his father left his family when he was two years old. He has also provided Department of Labor funding for transitional jobs programs for noncustodial parents facing...
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  • In Cold Blood
    go to college he became a mechanic with a reasonable salary and married a women with whom he had the three sons. After being involved with an affair he divorced his first wife (whom he never stopped loving) and married the second woman who he eventually divorced as well. He was in and out of prison a...
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  • The Effect of Incarceration on the Family
    concern of prisoners and their families. When parents go to prison, most children go, or continue, to live with relatives (Bloom and Steinhart, 1993; Mumola, 2000). Children’s care arrangements provide love, connections to kin, and a sense of belonging, but they are not ideal. There is a marked...
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  • Parent Are Responsible for Their Children Crime
    was said by the court that it was the mother's duty to make her daughters attend school and due to her frailer to do this she must go to prison. The defence for the defendant told the court how the single mother was unable to get her children to go to school and stay in school. The court was told of...
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  • The Breadwinner Reading Log
    because it is seems to be the solitary option left for children for most children from third-world countries, who have witnessed and experienced terrible atrocities which have left them with mental scars. All they can do now is attempt to forget. Parvana is so traumatised by what he had seen that she...
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  • Pigman
    ) Finally I managed to lift my head and saw Mr. Pignati at the door. He was just standing there looking down at me, and there was no smile on his face. No smile at all. That's when I passed out. (ch 13 pg 114) “In fact, the thing Lorraine and I liked best about the Pigman was that he didn’t go around...
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  • Why Are Black Boys Failing in School
    , Brown v. the Board of Education, and Martin Luther King Jr. infamous “I Have A Dream” speech, but many will argue that we still have some ways to go. We are not where we used to be yet we are not where we want to be. From slavery to the Jim Crow laws to the No Child Left Behind Act we as parents...
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  • Bonnie and Clyde
    -known bank robbers and murderers. Though a burgeoning yellow press romanticized their exploits, the gang was believed responsible for at least 13 murders, including two policemen, as well as several robberies and kidnappings. The spree ended when they were betrayed by a friend and shot dead at a...
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  • Women in Prison
    crime, they should to their time. But I also believe in people changing and learning from their mistakes, with the jail programs and rehabilitation to learn from their mistakes and not go to prison in their future. When a mother goes to prison foster care or a family member will be responsible of...
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  • Women Incarerated
    imprisoned mothers can go into state foster homes. They can be separated from their siblings. They also can jump from foster home to foster home and can be denied visits with their mothers. Foster care workers usually fail to provide mandated visits and services. An estimated one in four children in...
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