Hard Time: Worse of the Worse Essays
Living in any place, with anyone for an extended amount of time, it is certain that some type of culture will develop, when it happens within a prison this is known as the prison subculture. According to the book Criminal Justice The Essentials, there has been some work done by a man named Gresham Sykes. Sykes identifies various characteristics of a life behind bars that contribute to making a prison culture. The book goes on to say, “These pains of imprisonment include the loss of liberty, deprivation of goods and services, the barring of heterosexual relations, limitations to a prisoner’s autonomy, and concern over personal security” (Lab 136). These factors are something that every inmate must experience once behind bars. The inmate must learn to accept these factors of their new home, if the inmate wants his or her stay to go smoothly.
In the film Hard time: Worst of the Worst, a prison subculture is prevalent amongst the prisoners. The prisoners are engaging in activities that one would not see outside of the prison walls. In the 4B unit, prisoners are yelling loudly. Glen Chasteen, a newly added prisoner to the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility begins to