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black rage theory
An explanation for the interracial nature of prison rape (black aggressors and white victims) that assumes a link between black hostility toward whites and the inversion of power that these rapes can express.
conjugal visits
Unsupervised visits between prisoner and spouse in a private location that allows the two to engage in more normal interpersonal contact, including sexual relations
deprivation model
An explanation of the inmate subculture that says the subculture results from people being confined and having to adapt to conditions known as the pains of imprisonment.
Fedural Bureau of Prisons
As an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Prisons is responsible for operating nearly 100 federal correctional facilities that range from supermax prisons to prison camps.
Federal Correctional Complex
A new design concept being used by the Bureau of Prisons that places several correctional facilities of different security levels at a single site.
importation model
An explanation of the inmate subculture that says the subculture results from people brining certain norms, beliefs, and values into the prison from the streets.
inamte code
Circulated by word of mouth, this informal and unwritten code stipulates the expected behavior and attitudes of inmates.
inmate roles
The inmate subculture identifies certain social roles that inmates come to play in the prison setting. Those roles may be earned through the inmates' own efforts or might be assigned to the inmates based on some characteristic they have.
inmate subculture
Refers to the existence in prison of a set of norms , values, and beliefs that can be distinguisehd from those in general society
maximum-security prisons
Fortress-like structures designed for the fullest possible supervision, control, and surveillance of inmates.
medium-security prisons
Prison facilities that are typically smaller than maximum-security prisons, require a less regimented routine by the inmate, and ofen have fences with razor wire and electronic snesors rather than walls.
minimum-security prisons
Prison facilities designed without high walls, fences, guard towers, or other obvious security measures. These facilities are used for inmates who show little threat to themselves or others and are therefore being provided opportunities for greater personal freedom.
pains of imprisonment
Those deprivations and frustrations, such as isolation from family and friends and the absence of personal possessions, that prisoners suffer as a result of confinement.
play families
The peer groups in women's prisons that borrow the structure, terminology, and function of families in the general society.
The process by which prisoners learn the norms of work assignments in prisons. Prisoners assigned to prison industry work will likely recieve training that allows the offenders to seek skilled labor positons after release from prison.
prison riot
A situation that represents the prison officials' loss of control over a large number of prisoners in a sizeable area of the prison for a substantial amount of time.
Refers to the process by which people in a society learn what is expected of them and what they can expect from others.
supermax prisons
Prison facilities that are either a high-custody housing unit within a secure facility or an entire secure facility in which inmates are isolated from the general population and from each other and are typically confined to a single cell for twenty-two to tweny-three hours per day.
total institution
Refers to a place that completely surrounds and contains the lives of the people who work and live there. The prison is a total institution in the sense that every detail of the prisoners' lives is handeled within the institution and according to institution rules.
vulnerability theory
An explanation for the interracial nature of prison rape (black aggressors and white victims) that assumes persons are chosen as rape victims because they appear vulnerable. For example, whites may be seen as vulnerable when they are loners in prison or when they are affiliated with prison gangs that are considered weak and powerless.