Gilliard 1Tyra GilliardENG 101Professor BoltonApril 8, 2013Annotated Bibliography: Steven Casey’s “Never Cry Wolf”In the past few decades, due to efficient security in prisons, prisoners have managed to escapeand not get caught or to escape and get caught. Today, security in prisons has become extremelyenhanced. However, in Steven Casey’s “Never Cry Wolf,” a woman named Diane Downs was convictedof shooting her three children. After being sentenced to a medium-security womens’ prison in Oregon,she planned to escape in order to retain her freedom. The prison guards’ reliance on the motiondetection systems, the security system, and the alarm system allowed Diane to escape. If security wasenhanced in prisons and prison guards were aware of the sensory inhibitions, Diane wouldn’t haveescaped and then recaptured.What others aren’t concerned about or don’t care about is the “what-ifs?” If a prisoner that isconsidered a murder and held captive in prison finds a way out, chances are they could kill anyonewhenever or however they want to. People don’t take risks or just think about what may happen if aprisoner escapes. Many lives of girls, boys, young adults, adults and others are at stake. Views ofprisoners are looked at as harmful and dangerous criminals, and once security in prisons are enhancedthis could be a least worry of many citizens. The purpose of prison is to rehabilitate, punish and (…..)prisoners to become a better person and the purpose of security is to create a perception of sanctuaryand presence of safety. My research paper will inform citizens that they shouldn’t rely on the safety andsecurity of prisons and prisoners. Also, my research paper will be based off this bibliography which is anorigin for my research.
Gilliard 2Williams, Franklin P., and Marilyn D. McShane. Encyclopedia of American Prisons. n.p.: Garland Pub,1996. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 4 Apr. 2013Franklin P. Williams and Marilyn D. McShane, wrote the book Encyclopedia of American Prisons.This book is a full reference to the American prison system from the past until today. This referencecontains over 300 entries that talk about infamous prisoners, escapes, prison wardens, prison societyand even technology in prison. In addition to infamous prisoners and social issues, the Encyclopedia alsocontains essays by leading U.S. corrections experts. Furthermore, they also discuss topics such asinmates that are diagnosed with AIDS and racial conflict to sexual exploiting.This encyclopedia was published in 1996 and is still being updated today. From 1996 until now,American prisons have overcame and went through so much things. These things could include well-known escapes and racial altercations and more. Williams and McShane are considered very credible,due to the writing of an encyclopedia. They also provide statistics over the past decades and statisticstoday. Encyclopedias are highly reliable when it comes to research.Since I’m writing about security in prisons, this book is very helpful to my research. Since I’vebegan using this book as a source, I have acknowledged many information about the American PrisonSystems. The information in this book help address the point of contraband and drugs in prison. Theinformation talks about how contraband and drugs are smuggled into prisons and how prison guardsbecome corrupt due to drugs and contraband. I simply cited words that the author states aboutcontraband and drugs within prison, prisoners and prison guards. In this book, I will use a few chaptersto back up my points about exchanging drugs, contraband, and corrupt prisoners. This will definitelygrab readers’ attention and get my point across.Joyner, Ruby. “The Dating Game.” American Jails 26.5 (2012): 51-54. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5Apr. 2013.
Gilliard 3In Joyner’s article, “The Dating Game,” she explains the creation of relationship betweenprison guards and prisoners and also possible training strategies that will help prisons enhanceawareness for prison guards and their relationship with prisoners. The relationship couldconsists of being sexual or just personal. However, Joyner transitions from relationship withprisoners to the identity of corrupt prison guards.This article was written last year, in 2012, and Joyner seems to emphasize the role ofprison guards, prisoners, and the activities that are being done. These same roles mentioned inthis article are still experience and witnessed today. However, something needs to be done toprevent this. Joyner provides a few solutions to prevent the smuggling of drugs and developingcorrupt prison guards. Joyner, herself and her background history, explains why this source iscredible. She was a training director of the sheriff’s office and a certified jail manager. The thingsshe has experience and wrote about are highly related.This source will be used in my research paper to back up my points about corrupt prisonguards and the illegal activities they endure. I can also use this article by using some of thewords stated. Referring back to what I stated about corrupt prison guards, this makes Joynervery reliable and gives me the same credibility as well. Furthermore, Joyner gives some solutionsto prevent things like this from happen. I could take his examples and explanations and my ideasand create a broader solution to prevent this.Life Behind Bars. Films Media Group, 1999. Films On Demand. Web. 05 April 2013.<http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=3503&xtid=10167>.In Life Behind Bars, the film discusses issues that are occurring in prisons, which are prisonpunishment, rights for inmates versus rights of victims, and compassion for inmates. The filmlooks at what is best for prisoners when it comes down to rehabilitation programs for prisoners.
Gilliard 4Next, it turns their attention to what officials a correctional facility believe about punishment forprisoners. Then, talks about the rights of prisoners and their physical or mental conditions. Theparts from this film that I will use in my research paper, “Security in Prisons,” will discuss whatlife is like in prisons and the things that prisoners, prison guards, and the prison system is like.This film is source cited from the University of Notre Dame, which automatically provesit credibility. It talks about real life experiences that happen behind prison walls and bars andactual footage of this is real proof. Since this film is filed under the criminal justice system, it ishighly reliable.I can use this film in my research paper by discussing how and what prisons are like inthe past and how they are now. This information is important because in the past, securityhasn’t been enhanced and now the security is effectively enhanced to prevent several things. Inthe past, while security wasn’t being increased, inmates were escaping and illegal activities werebeing done. But today, however, since security is enhanced there are less prisoners escapingand less activities.Ko, Marnie. “Keeping Tabs On Dangerous Parolees.” Report/Newsmagazine (National Edition) 29.3(2002): 27. Academic Search Premier. Web. 5 Apr. 2013.