An inmate can request for a transfer to move closer to their family, but the authorities never guarantee the request. Inmates can request transfers via the complaints/request system by filling a special form provided by the facility for such purposes. Generally, prison officials consider various factors, like the period spent in the facility before granting […]
In the United States, most correctional facilities acknowledge that inmates need hobbies, knowing that the inmates are prone to finding something illegal to do while in prison. Inmates will come up with different activities to occupy themselves with while serving time. Some might look for a group they want to belong in to engage in […]
Imprisonment has always been perceived as punishment for felonies committed. Across the world, prisons differ in many variables, among them being size, amenities, and the nature of prisons housed. These variations largely depend on the inmates the prison incarcerates. Most of the minimum security prisons are bearable and have better conditions than maximum-security prisons. Some […]
Some inmates are given another chance to make things right with their loved ones. They get an opportunity to spend time with their family during Christmas. Regardless, most of the inmates will not see their family’s faces during this time. So why not devote quality time with their family? Why not take advantage of every […]
Bastoy Correctional Facility is located on an island filled with pine trees and surrounded by a rocky ocean. The facility can hold 300 inmates and contains all types of male prisoners. Bastoy is the largest low-security prison in Norway. However, the facility is more of a small community than a prison. Bastoy Correctional Facility has […]
Doug Korpi is often referred to as Prisoner #8612. He participated in an experiment after being considered mentally okay to experiment. When it started, Korpi asked to be released after 36 hours. He helped stage a rebellion because of the conditions that they were subjected to. This made him spend time in the solitary confinement […]
What picture comes to mind when you think of prison? The majority of us are consumed with the delusion that prison life is a pathetic experience no one would like to go through. It’s true; some prisons are horrible. Inmates are confined in cells, surrounded by iron bars, fierce guards, dark hallways, and a poor […]
With the advent of Covid-19 in early 2020, it was clear that prisons and other densely populated correctional facilities would have a severe challenge of mitigating the pandemic. The overcrowding of prisons resulting from decades of mass jailing of offenders presents a fertile breeding ground for the Coronavirus. Moreover, after a severe first state attempt […]
If you go to prison, your rights are either taken away or severely limited in some manner. The most pertinent right is the ability to freely access your bank account and manage the assets that you might have. The state may seize your assets as part of the evidence that is believed to link to […]
Incarceration is a form of punishment that originated years ago. Prison facilities are built to hold some of the most notorious criminals. Therefore, the structures and confinements need to be robust and well structured to prevent incarcerated criminals from escaping. Due to the evolution in technology, correctional officers and bars are not enough to guide […]
Prison escapes are daring experiences and only the best planners are capable of succeeding. Most prison escapees manage to escape but don’t survive outside for long. Some don’t even finish a day without being recaptured, eventually getting punished severely. Deciding to escape is not for the soft-hearted; only notorious inmates attempt doing the act regardless […]
Filming in prison focuses on bringing out the picture of actual prisons. Many movie directors and producers use replicated sets. However, some went for the real deal and shot their films in existing prisons. Here are films that featured actual prisons. Starred Up Starred Up is a British crime drama that featured two prisons in […]
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