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Prisonization and the Inmate Code

Define the term "prisonization," and discuss the effect prisonization and the inmate code can have on inmates both in prison and after they are released into the community.

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The criminal mind is adaptive and resilient in our prison system. In saying this, inmates have created new ways to communicate and live behind prison walls. Prison in itself is a culture that remains a mystery to many, but simple to those incarcerated. Below we'll discuss how many people believe that the inmate code is now being ignored by most inmates and what factors may have led to this at large.

The inmate code or prisonization as we know is an unspoken and unwritten 'rule book' that regulates inmate actions on a daily basis.

Prisonization is the concept in which an inmate accepts these inmate codes. According to Seiter (2011, p.354), the inmate code is an inmate constructed culture with unique values, traditions, roles, ...

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The criminal mind is adaptive and resilient in our prison system. In saying this, inmates have created new ways to communicate and live behind prison walls. Prison in itself is a culture that remains a mystery to many, but simple to those incarcerated. Below we'll discuss how many people believe that the inmate code is now being ignored by most inmates and what factors may have led to this at large.

470 word essay with reference

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