Female prisoners suffer everyday, their main issue today is health issues. This research article is about many health issues that females go through when they are incarcerated. When I talk about health, I talk about sexual, mental, physical, substance abuse, pregnancy and prison birth, and other health services. Health care issues of women in jails and prisons in the United States generally have been ignored throughout history. These health issues do not seek attention, if they did, it would take days or weeks and it would not be worth the time of wait.
I'd like to tell you about life in prison from the inside view. You see shows on TV, and hear people talk about it, but they only show you the soft side. Hopefully, this information sways one person's decision whether to break the law or not, in the direction of "not." If I help keep one person out of this sinkhole, I've accomplished my goal.
Recently, Brooklyn's prison system came under fire after reports of heating being shut off came to light. At the time of the report, prisoners were enduring 33-degree weather, and at times didn't even have flushing toilets. According to protestors, the prisoners got frantic and began to bang on the windows while screaming for help.
It is often said that drugs and alcohol go hand in hand with the lifestyle of a killer. The case of the Gilligan family murders from Evansville, Indiana, is just such a case. Donald Ray Wallace, Jr. admitted to being in a drug-induced state of "strike hard, strike fast, don't stop until you win or are dead" when he broke into the family home of the Gilligans, a young Evansville family. That night would leave Evansville stunned and four innocent people dead.
Featured in an early episode of Forensic Files (Season 1, Ep 3: "The House That Roared"), Chris Campano will forever be known as a murderer (to the extent he'll be "forever known" at all). Like many murderers, he was apparently enraged when he killed his wife Caren in 1992. Their marriage was less than perfect, as she was regularly on his case about his drug addiction. While it's unclear what final argument activated his rage, it definitely made him homicidal. Caren had 15 skull fractures, three broken ribs, and he wrapped her up in a sheet and phone cord. She was found in March 1993, "near a motocross track in Oklahoma City."
When Robert Ackermann was 19, he left his native city of Cologne, Germany and by August of 2007, he was staying in Vienna, Austria in short-term housing for the mentally ill and homeless that was run by a private charity. At the facility, he shared a room with Josef Schweiger who was 49 and had been living at the facility since June. It was amazing that Ackermann’s behavior and his feuds with his roommate didn’t alarm weekly social workers, but the neighbors on the family-filled tenement block were certainly worried about Ackermann’s behavior. They had argued with the disturbed Ackermann, had seen him crawling naked through the yard howling at the moon, or dumping what appeared to be blood from his window. They realized that this teen was quite dangerous.
This story is almost too strange to be true; the weird thing is that not only is it true but when the TV mini-series (Escape at Dannemora) was being made, they had to find ways to make it seem more logical. Why? Because a married, 50-something woman slept with two prisoners at New York's Clinton Correctional Facility. That part is the only logical part of this sordid tale.
My name is Berry Deuces. I grew up in a loving environment with my parents, three sisters, and a brother. My siblings and I are close to each other. We share a lot in life. My parents are the most amazing parents anyone could have. As a child, my parents did everything they know to keep us educated and well taught to understand life, physically, religiously, emotionally and financially. My brother who is older than I, is always the humble one. My sisters are cool and chill, they keep to themselves and always humble like my parents. As for me, well you know what they say about a family, that there is always a black sheep in the family no matter how humble and sweet that family is? That's who I am or how I seen myself looking back at all I did in my past. I'm always the one that does things that my parents say, "don't do." We all have the free agency to do and choose what we want to do. My siblings are always obeying my parents and they follow and do what they believe is the right thing to do. Me on the other hand, I always choose the opposite. Not that I do it on purpose, but mainly because I am always so curious of everything in life and I tend to choose and challenge things and make things or life harder for myself mainly by choosing what I thought would be cool and fun.
From disturbing sketches of their fantasies and kills, to demonic visages and eek-worthy babies, a lot of strange art has come from the minds of jailed serial killers. Some of it, as you would expect, is amateur to childish, while some demonstrates real artistic talent. Given our collective fascination with the morbid and eerie, it's no surprise that these images from killers who made art are as compelling as they are strange and disturbing.
As a first time female inmate, all I can really say is those jumpsuits are comfy.
Can you imagine a civilization that monetarily prioritizes its penal system over the success and advancement of its educational system? Welcome to America’s reality, where we over-incarcerate and under-educate. Our precious “land of the free” holds the distinction of leading the world in prison population. We house five percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, and yet, all over the country, funding for education is being divested.