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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand why prisons are a total institution.

  2. List and discuss Sykes’s described five pains of imprisonment.

  3. Outline how Elizabeth Fry improved prison conditions for women.

  4. Discuss pseudofamilies in women’s prisons.

  5. Recognize the contributions of the Eighth Amendment to inmate rights.

  6. Recognize the contributions of the Fourteenth Amendment to inmate rights.

  7. Examine how occupations within the prison differ from those outside the prison.

  8. List and discuss some general functions of prison correctional officers.

  9. Give some arguments supporting private prisons.

  10. Give some arguments against private prisons.

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