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  • The Story Starts Out By Tom Joad Hitchhiking Home After Being Released From The State Prison Hes Finally On Parole He Served - 925 words
    The story starts out by Tom Joad hitchhiking home after being released from the state prison. He's finally on parole. He served four years of his seven year sentence. While walking, he catches a ride with a truck driver who takes him to his old house, on his family's farm. While he walks the rest of the way from where the truck driver dropped him off, he meets Jim Casy, who is a preacher. Jim explains to Tom, that's he's been away from home trying to figure out some important things in his mind, and now that he's figured out all things are holy, he doesn't need to be a preacher anymore, but just to live with the people because they are holy. As they walk down the driveway to Tom's old house, ...
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  • The Story Starts Out By Tom Joad Hitchhiking Home After Being Released From The State Prison Hes Finally On Parole He Served - 925 words
    The story starts out by Tom Joad hitchhiking home after being released from the state prison. He's finally on parole. He served four years of his seven year sentence. While walking, he catches a ride with a truck driver who takes him to his old house, on his family's farm. While he walks the rest of the way from where the truck driver dropped him off, he meets Jim Casy, who is a preacher. Jim explains to Tom, that's he's been away from home trying to figure out some important things in his mind, and now that he's figured out all things are holy, he doesn't need to be a preacher anymore, but just to live with the people because they are holy. As they walk down the driveway to Tom's old house, ...
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  • The Story Starts Out By Tom Joad Hitchhiking Home After Being Released From The State Prison Hes Finally On Parole He Served - 925 words
    The story starts out by Tom Joad hitchhiking home after being released from the state prison. He's finally on parole. He served four years of his seven year sentence. While walking, he catches a ride with a truck driver who takes him to his old house, on his family's farm. While he walks the rest of the way from where the truck driver dropped him off, he meets Jim Casy, who is a preacher. Jim explains to Tom, that's he's been away from home trying to figure out some important things in his mind, and now that he's figured out all things are holy, he doesn't need to be a preacher anymore, but just to live with the people because they are holy. As they walk down the driveway to Tom's old house, ...
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  • The Story Starts Out By Tom Joad Hitchhiking Home After Being Released From The State Prison Hes Finally On Parole He Served - 925 words
    The story starts out by Tom Joad hitchhiking home after being released from the state prison. He's finally on parole. He served four years of his seven year sentence. While walking, he catches a ride with a truck driver who takes him to his old house, on his family's farm. While he walks the rest of the way from where the truck driver dropped him off, he meets Jim Casy, who is a preacher. Jim explains to Tom, that's he's been away from home trying to figure out some important things in his mind, and now that he's figured out all things are holy, he doesn't need to be a preacher anymore, but just to live with the people because they are holy. As they walk down the driveway to Tom's old house, ...
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  • A Critique Of Philosophical Approaches To Criminal Justice Reform - 1,021 words
    ... at our justice system as it is now leaves a lot to be desired, but I believe that the greatest concern is not how to change criminals once they've already been arrested, but how to prevent them from becoming criminals in the first place. My proposition is for society, as well as the government, to turn its attention away from prison reform and focus instead on the issues that lead people to adopt a criminal lifestyle. There are distinct environmental factors that are correlated with criminal behavior. In 1991 a third of all inmates in state prisons had been unemployed prior to their arrest, and of those who had held jobs, one fourth had only part-time jobs. In local jails 36% had been un ...
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  • Alcatraz Island And Prison - 1,993 words
    Alcatraz Island And Prison Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many people know that Alcatraz served as a federal prison, but most are reluctant to know that this island served as fort. Built before the Civil War, it served two main purposes. First, that it was to guard the San Francisco bay area from enemy ships against a foreign invasion, and second, to hold hostage prisoners of war or POW's as they were called. In this report, I'll show you how this fortress came to be a federal prison, why it is no longer in operation today, and most importantly, to show why it was built in the first place. When the great Gold Rush of 1849 first started, California grew from what would be consi ...
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  • An American Tragedy - 1,103 words
    An American Tragedy An American Tragedy Where were you November 22, 1963? Any and every American old enough to mourn, to feel sorrow, remembers where they were and what they were doing when they received the news that President John F. Kennedy had been murdered. The event had an effect on the entire nation. Men and women, Democrats and Republicans, adults and children mourned the loss of their fallen leader. President Johnson, the Warren Commission, and every fascinated watcher-on in the world would closely scrutinize that day and the following events. The facts of the day are still hotly contested. Politicians have made their careers on the case. Conspiracy theorists have had a field day wr ...
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  • Capital Punishment - 696 words
    Capital Punishment In society today there are murders committed everyday. And everyday the people who commit these crimes are found guilty in a court of law and sentenced to like in prison. Some even get chances for parole. What the courts should do is take every murderer, give every one of them the death penalty, and follow through with it. The death penalty should be legal in all 50 states and carried through when given out as a sentence. Gary Gilmore faced a firing squad at the Utah State Prison on January 17, 1977. There have been 55 murders in that state during 1976. During 1977, in wake of the Gilmore execution, there were 44 murders: a 20 percent decrease. As you can see, the executio ...
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  • Child Abuse Laws - 1,198 words
    ... sonable care in hiring also applies to the selection of volunteers, since the purpose of this rule is to assign responsibility for injuries to third persons. A notable case out of Virginia deals directly with the issue of liability for the negligence of a volunteer. In "Infant C. v. Boy Scouts of America, Inc." (391 S.E. 2d 322(Va.1990)), a child and his parents sued both the national and local Boy scouts office for negligently selecting and retaining a volunteer scoutmaster with a criminal record for sexually assaulting scouts in another state, who allegedly molested the child plaintiff. The courts inquiry turned on the selection process itself and found that the evidence supported the ...
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  • Cloning Technology - 1,787 words
    Cloning Technology Technology is changing the world as we know it. Not all of these advances in technology are viewed as positive. One of the breakthroughs that has received mixed responses is the issue of cloning. There has been much debate on this topic, and the debate is certain to rage on for many years to come. You may be asking yourself: What is cloning? How can I benefit from cloning? Is cloning legal? Why should we clone human beings? What is the world community doing to control cloning? I hope to answer these and other questions throughout the course of this paper. What is cloning? According to the Human Cloning Foundation (HCF1998), cloning is a scientific process in which a strand ...
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  • Crime And Punishment - 1,662 words
    Crime And Punishment From the beginning of time, crime has been evident in human existence, and from the first crime there has always been a punishment. "And it came to pass, when they were in a field, that Cain rose up against his brother, Able, and slew him" (Genesis 4:8). This for many people was seen as the first crime. This crime did not go unpunished. Cain was then ostracized from his colony and sent to wonder as a vagabond and a fugitive for his crime (Genesis 4:14). He was also branded with the mark of a murderer. Therefore, the presence of crime in human life is inevitable. Defined in Websters Dictionary, crime is, an act of violation against society and its laws. Punishment is the ...
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  • Death Penalty Is Inhumane - 1,786 words
    Death Penalty Is Inhumane December 12, 1984. Georgia. After the first jolt failed to kill Alpha Otis Stephens, he struggled for eight minutes before a second jolt finished the job. The first electrical charge took two minutes. Then there was a six minute pause so his body could cool down before physicians could examine him and declare that another jolt was needed. During that six minute interval, Stephens took 23 breaths. (Radelet,1998) Countless studies have shown that the murder rate per capita has not gone down since capital punishment was legalized in 1976, but it has actually gone up. We also need to consider the fact that it costs taxpayers less to give a prisoner a life sentence witho ...
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  • Discussions On The Scared Straight Program - 1,889 words
    Discussions On The Scared Straight Program The recent media obsession with the scared straight program, juvenile boot camps and other scare tactics has lead to the question as to whether they actually are beneficial or not in treating adolescent criminal recidivism. On television programs like Maury (Pauvich) the answer to treating the troubled young girls who are brought to the show is boot camp. Those in charge take these girls to prisons, dangerous streets at night and often morgues to make a visual argument as to where they will end up as a result of the path they've taken. They also go through a rigorous run with drill sergeants to break down their egos. Of course it only last one day a ...
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  • Flag Burning - 1,372 words
    Flag Burning Is it more important to protect the icons of our country, or to ensure the right to extremely offensive expressions? The issue of flag burning asks America just that question: Should America tolerate, or condemn? Flag burning does seem to be the ultimate act of symbolic protest used to express dissension against the American Government. There is simply no questioning the fact that flag burning offends people, but the controversy of flag burning tests the dominion of the First Amendment to the Constitution. The First Amendment states very simply, Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press." (Harvin ) It is widely debatable whether or not the Americ ...
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  • History Of Corrections - 1,783 words
    History Of Corrections Department of Corrections is an agency of the state that is responsible for the supervision and management of convicted felons. The Department of Corrections allows the protection of the community by operating safe, secure facilities that keep offenders under firm, fair practices. There is a wide range of treatment including educational and vocational programs that help the offenders become rehabilitated citizens. Corrections has been around for centuries. The corrections history of New York and of Utah are just a few pieces of a huge puzzle of corrections. That human institutions require periodic redesign, if only because of their tendency to decay is not a minor fact ...
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  • John Dillinger - 599 words
    John Dillinger Josh Perkins On June 22, 1903 a man named John Dillinger was born. He grew up in the Oak Hill Section of Indianapolis. When John was three years old his mother died, and when his fatehr remarried six years later, John resented hes stepmother. When John was a teenager he was frequently in trouble. He finally quit school and got a job in a machine shop in Indianapolis. He was very intelligent and a good worker, but he soon got bored and often stayed out all night. His father began to think that the city was corrupting his son, so he sold his property in Indianapolis and moved his family to a farm near Mooresville, Indiana. John reacted no better to rural life than he had to that ...
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  • Martin Luther King - 1,600 words
    Martin Luther King Key events in the life of MLK and the civil rights movement 1929 Martin Luther King, Jr. is born to Reverend and Mrs. Martin Luther King, Sr. on January 15 in Atlanta, Georgia. 1947 King is licensed to preach and begins assisting his father, who is a pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. 1948 King is ordained as a Baptist minister on February 25. In June, he graduates from Morehouse College in Atlanta and receives a scholarship to study divinity at Crozer Theological Seminary in Chester, Pennsylvania. 1949 While studying at Crozer, King attends a lecture by Dr. Mordecai Johnson on the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi and is inspired to delve deeper into the teaching ...
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  • On June 5th, 1850 Pat Garrett Is Born In Chambers County, Alabama One Of Seven Children, He Was The Son Of John Lumpkin Garre - 834 words
    On June 5th, 1850 Pat Garrett is born in Chambers County, Alabama. One of seven children, he was the son of John Lumpkin Garrett and Elizabeth Ann Jarvis Garrett. In 1873, John Garrett purchased a Louisiana plantation in Claiborne Parish. Pat went to school and grew up there. On January 25th, 1869 (after the civil war), Garrett leaves Louisiana to become a buffalo hunter in Texas. After the slaughter of buffaloes became unprofitable in 1878, Garrett settles down in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. On January 18th, 1880, he marries Apolinaria Gutierrez. The couple had 9 children. On July 19th, 1878 the Lincoln County, New Mexico, War draws to an end following the Five Days Battle at Lincoln. Henry Mc ...
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  • One Of Americas Biggest Problems Today Is The Overcrowding Of Prisons This Began When The Population Of Inmates Started To So - 440 words
    One of America's biggest problems today is the overcrowding of prisons. This began when the population of inmates started to soar in the 1980's. With the increase of rapist, murderers, and drug dealers skyrocketing, there is no reason to this overpopulation. The nation responds to this by building prison at a fast pace. But the construction has not kept pace with the soaring population of inmates. The number of prisoners under the jurisdiction of Federal correctional authorise at the end of 1991 reached a record high of 823,414. The increase for 1991 brings a total growth in the prison population since 1980 to 493,593 - an increase of about 150 percent in the 11-year period. California's inc ...
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  • Racial Oppression: The System - 1,256 words
    Racial Oppression: The System The System Today, a serious problem exists all over the world. Racial oppression takes place in the poorest and the richest countries, including America. Racial oppression is characterized by the majority, or the ruling race, imposing its beliefs, values, and laws on the minority, or the ruled race. In most areas, the ruling race is upper class whites that run the "system", and have a disproportionate amount of power. In other areas, it may not be the white race, but it is still the race that is comprised of the majority, makes the laws, or has the most money. These are the keys to domination over the weaker minorities that don't have the power to thrive under t ...
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