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Free download Inside: Life Behind Bars in America ã PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ê Before Orange is the New Black there was Inside American jails and prisons confine nearly 135 million people each year Despite these disturbing numbers little is known about life inside beyond the mythology of populUghest gang leaders to the richest Wall Street criminals come alive From drug schemes murders for hire and even a prostitution ring that trades on the flesh of female prison guards this book contains the never before seen details of prison life that at last illuminate the varied ways in which men experience life behind bars in Ameri. Having read a few prison memoirs this book didn't really bring anything new to the table Michael Santos wants prisoners to be treated with respect and less like animals The only problem with his cause is that he shows exactly how these gang members have no respect for anyone but themselves and act like animals who strike out with violence at the slighest provication sometimes to implied territory disputes Does he really think that any of these thugs who are only about getting drugs and slashing their way up the gang ladder will become productive prisoners if only they were rewarded I understand that there are numerous problems with the large number of americans going to prison as well as the conditions behind bars but I don't think Michael does a good job bringing his ideals across At several points he comes across as whiny and unsympathetic expecially when he complains about not being able to get his masters in prison There are many americans who would love to be able to access higher education without having to pay for it and I agree that prisons should not have to allow prisons to receive advanced degrees

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The lives of the men warehoused in the American prison system Inside Life Behind Bars in America his first book for the general public takes us behind those bars and into the chaos of the cellblockCapturing the voices of his fellow prisoners with perfect pitch Santos makes the tragic and at times inspiring stories of men from the to. So far alright Informative but I really don't have that much empathy for many of the 'characters' he presents or the author himself I'm of a 'victim's rights' activist as opposed to a 'prisoners' rights' advocate That said I like to be informed from the perspectives on either side of the fence Ok so this book was alright it was a lot like a text book with stories than a memoir itself The author is still in jail and won't be out until 2013 and I guess even finishing and publishing the book was a challenging feat unto itself It comes down to personal opinion His is one that is pro prisioner as opposed to pro prision Which being locked up for the amount of time that he has is understandable He argues 'reward vs punishment' as incentive for good behaviour an elementary concept that I have encountered again and again in school usually in Child or Developmental Psychology classes I have no idea if he is right or not I read as I've often heard that rapists and child molesters are shunned in prison and often targeted as the recipient of the most brutal abuse within the walls of any facility I'd like to think that this is true and I read it again in this book Most of them have to go into protective custody or face dire conseuences That said I think of the fact that 1 in 3 women in North America are and will be sexually assaulted including rape molestation etc in their lifetime and the fact that whoever those unfortunate souls are 1 of them is undergoing that assault every 2 minutes Those are very real statistics look them up check them with your local Rape Crisis Centre AND THAT IS ONLY WHAT WE ARE AWARE OF Anyway then men in the book and there are very prominent criminals an OG Crip turned veteran OG etc say stuff about how assaulting women is so wrong and there is a uote somewhere along the lines of that' somebody's mother that's somebody's sister man Nice Great Well and good But the rest of the book is completely littered with misogynist language and behaviour the usual insults and the usual treatment of women as objects to be used and nothing harassment of female staff the works So I guess there is a line between ACTING like a rapist and being one And that line seems to extend to somewhere around leading someone on pretending to give a shit about them then ignoring them and telling all of your friends about 'it' Puke As far as I'm concerned I don't care how high the rate of recidivism is because the only people who are sent back to jail ARE THOSE WHOSE BEHAVIOUR WARRANTS SENDING THEM THERE Some of the men I did feel for But in prison you can get a college education for free on tax dollars I've known people who haven't been able to afford an education and HAVE ACTUALLY WANTED ONE Expecting respect in that kind of setting when you are sent there for whatever reason real respect not the kind that comes with being a gang leader or mafia head isn't completely understandable because most of the time the prisoner has had the chance to ruin many lives before they end up there whether it is getting a teenager hooked on hard drugs whether it is stealing someone's life savings holding them at gunpoint murder or fraud I'm just saying This guy one in literally millions decides to go in there and 'prepare' himself for life outside of prison walls Good for him He sends millions' worth of cocaine all over the US and is ready to retire at 22 and he got caught He came from a nice upper middle class background Safe to assume he was probably taught something about right and wrong right Who really knows He says nothing about being raised improperly and readily admits to being greedy I'm all for putting programs mandatory or otherwise in jails prisons penitentiaries the works All levels of grime and crime But I don't believe in Santos the author I don't think having the chance to learn a trivial skill and getting out early matters I don't think that trying to make people SMARTER makes them better at all as a PERSON I believe that there should be workshops groups what have you on remorse respect and many other cognitive and behavioural aspects of life outside of cells and bars I believe that the tests we use to diagnose WILLING patients who haven't or haven't yet committed a crime should be used and recognized for the empirically based evidence that tells us they work Everything from I tests to the MMPI a fail proof test for personality disorders and disturbances give it to them When you figure out what the problem is from there whether it is psychopathy or anti social personality or intermittent explosive disorder run the full spectrum on them THEN give them the option the 'reward' of not only getting help which most probably don't care about but having leniencies given after experts and diagnostic testing have agreed that there has been significant improvement THAT is also than most people outside of prison who actually want these kinds of things get themselves You want to better society Santos Don't try to change their behaviour without trying to change their MINDS

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Inside Life Behind Bars in AmericaBefore Orange is the New Black there was Inside American jails and prisons confine nearly 135 million people each year Despite these disturbing numbers little is known about life inside beyond the mythology of popular cultureMichael G Santos a federal prisoner nearing the end of his second decade of continuous confinement documents. This book was amazing It goes in depth to what goes on behind bars It's an objective portrayal of the prison system as Santos examines both the hard core prisoners as well as the docile and naive prisoners He tells everyone's stories and really gets to the core of the problems of the criminal justice system There are so many problems that people don't realize that exist in this undocumented world Once you're in the world of a prisoner you lose all your basic human rights Even if people deserve to be punished for their crimes they don't deserve the inhumane ways correctional officers and the system treats them It's uite an eyeopener