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    Eastern State Penitentiary Started with a small jail, then a “penitentiary house” was built on that had 16 rooms that were used to see how prisoners acted when they are confined day and or night. Since the jail was so small even with the new building, the decision was made to build a newer bigger penitentiary. The final decision was made in 1821 that the new penitentiary was going to be built. The new building was made to hold around 250 inmates at one time. John Haviland was the head architect on the job, and groundbreaking on the project started in 1822. Although Eastern State Penitentiary’s forms of punishment and way they ran their prison were thought of revolutionary, they have negatively affected how prisons are run today. The idea for…

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    Essay On Torture In Canada

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    geared towards psychological acts of violence. The latter use has been hard for society to come to terms with. This paper will describe how Canada used residential schools and segregation as a means of torture. First it will give a general background of the use of torture in Europe, secondly it will define torture differentiating it from abuse, thirdly it will discuss torture as punishment with the example of segregation, and lastly it will discuss the use of torture in regards to political…

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    John Swain: Eastern Penitentiary Worksheet Part I: General Questions: Answer 3 (1 point each) What was the correctional philosophy of Eastern State Penitentiary when it opened? Eastern State’s philosophy was the Pennsylvania System- a system where prisoners were isolated in their own cells with only a bible their thoughts. This complete silence and isolation was essential to repentance, however it was a maddening system that could (and I’m sure has) driven many prisoners insane. Name two…

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    Angola Rodeo Thesis

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    The Angola Rodeo, a tradition held annually in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is an event inmates die for. Danger not only subsists in the race itself, but also in the fact that the rodeo doesn’t seem problematic on the surface. The inmates are completely aware of the risks which they are willing to take on for their own fun; they even sign a legal release indicating their free will and waiving culpability of the State of Louisiana. Not only so, it’s a scarce opportunity for them to feel…

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    Beechworth Asylum

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    Later, a Jewish patient was thrown out of a window to her death by another patient who wanted her cigarettes. Because the woman was Jewish, her body was not allowed to be moved until a Rabbi had seen it, so her body was left lying out in front of the hospital for 2 days. All that was required for you to end up here was a request from a relative or friend, and a signature from a doctor. Grevillia Wing was the wing that all of the patients feared. Shackles, straitjackets, and electro-shock were…

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    First of all, the location of New Orleans is a very distinctive state in the United States Of America. New Orleans sits on the southeastern side of Louisiana where the Mississippi River 's mouth leads into. North of New Orleans is Lake Pontchartrain. New Orleans used to hold more than 450,000 people, with an additional 1.3 million located in the metropolitan area(Ouellette 22). The region is responsible for twenty five percent of the nation 's oil and gas production(Ouellette 27) . Secondly, the…

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    The end of August 2005 is a period of time that many along the entire Gulf Coast area will never forget. Hurricane Katrina, even ten years later, is one of the most catastrophic natural disasters in United States history. Despite the awareness and preparation that is afforded when anticipating a hurricane, the Gulf Coast was severely devastated when the storm made landfall on August 29, 2005. Although there was widespread destruction, the region most decimated by the hurricane was New Orleans.…

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    August 29, 2005 was a tragic day for the residents in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama. It was a day that would change their lives. On August 25, Hurricane Katrina hit land in Florida as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 40 mph. On August 28, in the Gulf of Mexico, Katrina became a Category 5 with winds of 175 mph. At 6:10 on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Louisiana. When it finally reached Louisiana on August 29, it had weakened to a Category 3 with…

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    In 2005 the United States of America was overtaken by one of the most destructive natural disasters it had ever faced. Hurricane Katrina, a Category 5 storm which passed over the Gulf of Mexico and landed on the shores of New Orleans. As one of the top five deadliest hurricanes, this natural disaster changed the geological landscape and in 2016 there are still scars on Louisiana from this tragedy. In the beginning of the storm, which developed to be one of the most violent hurricanes in United…

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    hurricane of all time to have ever hit the United States of America. The hurricane Katrina originated in the coast of Bahamas where it was formed Hurricane Katrina caused major havoc that affected the planet earth in a very big way. The hurricane Katrina damaged the oil mining of Bp along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico leading to massive oil spillages…

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