Prayer For The Many Inmates Who Are In Prison

5 Ways to Pray for Those in Prison—As If You Were There Too

Prayer For The Many Inmates Who Are In Prison

Daily, we’re bombarded with stories popping up in our social media feeds or inboxes, and we’re often left shocked or sorrowful. You may even share the story with a friend, but what happens after that? That story slowly slips from your mind…

Now, put yourself in those events and circumstances, placing yourself as a victim facing the same trials you just read:

…You feel the cold prison floor during an icy North Korean winter. The guards are being especially harsh this week, and you can’t remember when a piece of bread was thrown your way. 

…You look into your child’s eyes and tell them there is still nothing to eat, as you embrace them and feel their bloated belly and rib bones popping out. 

If you personally experience something, it doesn’t quickly fade.

In His infinite wisdom, God knows this about the human experience, that is why in Hebrews 13:3, we’re commanded: “Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated since you also are in the body.”

When we support the persecuted church with an attitude of “us” helping “them,” our help will not be done in unity. This is not what God intends.

We are called to remember them as if we were in their shoes. We are called to be in prayer for them as if they were standing right in front of us. God knows that when we consider ourselves as ONE with the persecuted in the Body of Christ, believers facing trials will be upheld and strengthened in all they need.

How do we do this? Oftentimes, our schedules and own problems sometimes take up every minute of our day. How can we pray for the persecuted, as Hebrews 13:3 says, “as though we were in prison with them”?

Not many of our [American] readers are in prison for their faith right now, but here are 5 creative ways we can be One with our persecuted brothers and sisters in chains and fulfill our command from Hebrews:

Visit a prison near you and pray with inmates

This may stretch you your comfort zone, but this will give you a tangible experience of what our brothers and sisters are facing around the world behind bars [although prison conditions in America are often vastly better than what persecuted believers are facing in Eritrea, North Korea, etc.]. See if your church extends themselves in a prison ministry and get involved. This will open your eyes to the challenges Christians face as they seek to share the gospel with others behind bars, too.

Read about prison conditions in countries where Christians are often incarcerated

It so much easier to stand with persecuted believers in their shoes if you know some of the specific things they are facing. Eritrea, for example, has a long history of human rights violations and often keeps their prisoners in shipping containers.

Prisoners are confined within metal walls, which amplify the hot desert days and freezing desert nights. Whenever you see a shipping container go by on a boat or train, this can be a reminder to pray for believers facing these conditions in Eritrea.

Other countries to research are North Korea or Iran.

Make it a habit to pray for them

As mentioned, sometimes it can feel we are simply too busy to pray. As D.A. Carson says, “If you are too busy to pray, you are too busy. Cut something out.” Look at your schedule and find a 5 minutes window (or more) to pray for a few imprisoned Christians by name. Set a daily alarm on your phone or make a habit of praying while you eat breakfast or brush your teeth each day.

Create an experience for your family or small group

This does not need to be drastic, but can be used as a helpful tool in teaching your family or small group about the realities persecuted Christians face behind bars.

Choose a time to eat a simple meal on the ground [as you’re able], and as you gather, use the time you eat to pray for those eating even less than you in even harsher circumstances.

Reference Christian names linked above or discuss the countries where believers are in prison today, found on the World Watch List.

Do a word study for the words “persecution,” “affliction” or “trial” in your Bible

God has a heart for those facing persecution for His Name, and we can find much encouragement when we dig into His Word and study what He says about it.

When we are washed with the truths that, “suffering produces endurance,” and that, “all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,” we will begin to pray more biblical prayers and continue to remember our brothers and sisters in chains as we study and pray.

To dive in deeper where believers are often imprisoned for their faith, learn more on the World Watch List, which highlights the top 50 countries where Christians face the most persecution for the faith around the world.

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10 Ways Prisons Torture Inmates In Modern Times

Prayer For The Many Inmates Who Are In Prison

As a public defender, I have seen firsthand the unspeakable abuses that those incarcerated in the United States are forced to endure. This group includes those convicted of crimes and pretrial detainees who are presumed innocent.

Fortunately, you needn’t be on the front lines to bear witness. As the tide turns on prisoners’ rights, respected publications are increasingly devoting time and attention to the horrors of incarceration. Some newspapers have even dedicated entire sections to these issues.

Despite this increased visibility, there is a persistent misconception that incarcerated persons are getting a free ride—or at least more than they deserve. Read the comments section of any prisoners rights’ article, and you will ly find someone claiming that prisoners live better than the middle class.

There is also the misconception that prisoners have no rights, which leads people to conclude that anything prisoners do get is charity. Others have a troubling tendency to turn their backs on pain that they perceive as self-inflicted. The logic goes something this: These people committed a crime, so they deserve whatever happens to them in prison.

Before you conclude that prisoners simply get what they deserve, read below for some of the shocking ways that prisons torture inmates in modern times. Many of these practices will leave even the most stonehearted begging for reform.

10 Scalding Showers

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In 2012, prison authorities boiled Darren Rainey to death when they forced him to take a two-hour shower in scalding water that was 82 degrees Celsius (180 °F).

The water, hot enough to cook a cup of overpriced ramen from the prison commissary, burned over 90 percent of Rainey’s body. As staff members pulled Rainey’s limp body from the shower, his skin sloughed off.

They had, in essence, cooked him alive.

His offense?

Rainey, who was schizophrenic, had defecated in his cell. When Harriet Krzykowski, a former counselor at the Dade Correctional Institution, asked a guard how they were going to deal with Rainey, the guard calmly assured her, “Oh, don’t worry, we’ll put him in the shower.” Krzykowski assumed this was a good thing.

The next day, Krzykowski learned that the guards had locked Rainey in a claustrophobic stall and showered him, by force, with a hose. Only the guards, not Rainey, were able to control the water temperature. Because the shower was so small, there was nothing Rainey could do to escape the scalding water.

Nearby inmates reported that Rainey had screamed for help during the two-hour torture session. Rainey, who was serving a sentence for cocaine possession, a nonviolent offense, was cooked a lobster.

According to Rainey’s fellow inmates, Rainey was not the first person who had been locked in the shower under these conditions. However, he was the first to die.

9 Forcing Inmates To Fight

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“Mandingo” fighting, a practice in which slaves were forced to fight to the death, has been widely discredited.

Yet in modern correctional facilities across the United States, guards force majority–minority inmates to fight one another for entertainment.

In San Francisco’s main jail, reserved for pretrial detainees and those serving short sentences, these forced fights have been dubbed “gladiator matches.”

According to San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, guards place bets on who they think will win. If inmates refuse to fight, officers threaten them with rape and other acts of violence. Adachi stated of the practice, “I can only describe this as an outrageously sadistic scenario that sounds it’s Game of Thrones.”

Former inmate Rico Palikiko Garcia described how these fights, which he participated in under the threat of being beaten and tased, left him with broken ribs. According to Garcia, guards warned the inmates that they would be beaten if they were honest about the source of their injuries.

One guard allegedly instructed an inmate to tell jail medical staff that he had fallen from his bunk. Officers forced another victim, Stanley Harris, to do push-ups in preparation for the fights. Harris claims that prison staff threatened him with anal rape if he did not comply.

8 Withholding Pads And Tampons

Across the United States, dozens of jails and prisons fail to provide female inmates with free pads and tampons. Those that do often have a serious undersupply.

Indigent inmates, who make up the majority of the prison population, are forced to get creative. They fashion sanitary napkins toilet paper, socks, prison slippers, and anything else they can get their hands on. Often, these makeshift pads result in illness and infection.

This humiliating practice forces inmates to bleed through their prison scrubs, often while being monitored by male guards. Perhaps that’s why, according to an ACLU lawsuit, some correctional facilities withhold these critical supplies as a way to punish inmates.

This isn’t the only way that female inmates are punished. In my capacity as a public interest attorney, I have witnessed members of this vulnerable population subjected to sexual assault during unsanitary and unsafe gynecological exams.

I have heard stories of inmates shackled while giving birth, too-tight cuffs cutting into their wrists and ankles as intensely painful contractions make them writhe. I have also heard of female inmates being leered at and subjected to racial slurs while being forced to use the toilet in front of male guards.

7 Refusing To Provide Basic Medical Care

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It took Tyler Tabor, who was held in the Adams County jail in Pennsylvania in 2015, three full days to die from heroin withdrawal. According to attorney David Lane, who represents Tabor’s family in a civil suit, “[Tabor] told the jail he was suffering from withdrawal, and he begged them for an IV, which would have saved his life.”

Unassisted drug withdrawal can cause grand mal seizures, dehydration, and more. Tabor’s bond was only $300, but his family elected to leave him in jail to detox, which they assumed Tabor could do safely at a government-run facility.

In another Pennsylvania correctional facility, Victoria “Tori” Herr, who had been using approximately 10 bags of heroin a day, was experiencing severe heroin withdrawal. During a jail call three days after her arrest, Herr told her mother, “I’m seeing people die. I’m going to die.”

Despite having informed jail staff members of her habit, Herr did not receive medical intervention until it was too late. She eventually lost consciousness and was transported to a hospital, where she died after being taken off life support.

6 Ignoring Cries For Help

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Only a few hours after prison workers forced him into a cell with an inmate known for getting into violent altercations with others, Ricky Martin, incarcerated in Florida’s Santa Rosa Correctional Institution, was dead. In March 2012, guards found Martin beaten to a pulp. His skull was smashed, his body black and blue.

He had apparently been restrained and noosed with ribbons of torn fabric. The prison scrubs he wore were soaked with blood and pulled over his head, perhaps indicating rape. Earlier, Martin had reportedly begged to be moved to a new cell fear for his life.

Witnesses to the beating report hearing screams and thuds. Evidence suggests that the perpetrator, inmate Shawn “Jiggaman” Rogers, used a sock stuffed with batteries. Those same witnesses recall that Rogers had jumped on Martin’s head multiple times, smashing it into the concrete floor.

Yet despite Martin’s repeated cries for help, prison staff failed to respond—until it was too late. During the attack, inmates pleaded with officers to assist Martin. Video taken during the incident shows a guard glancing inside the cell during the attack but ultimately refusing to come to Martin’s aid.

5 Dehydration, Starvation, And Solitary Confinement

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In 2016, Terrill Thomas died of dehydration while confined in Milwaukee County jail. The medical examiner who conducted Thomas’s autopsy called his dehydration “profound.” At the time of his death, Thomas, who was mentally ill, was in his 10th day of solitary confinement. Corrections officers claim that they turned off Thomas’s water after he flooded his cell.

According to Thomas’s family, this was torture. Witnesses report hearing Thomas begging for water for several days. In an email statement, Sheriff David Clarke refused to comment on the lawsuit.

However, Clarke took care to note Thomas’s alleged criminal background, as if that justified his totally preventable death:

I have nearly 1,000 inmates. I don’t know all their names, but is this the guy who was in custody for shooting up the Potawatomi Casino, causing one man to be hit by gunfire while in possession of a firearm by a career convicted felon? The media never reports that in stories about him. If that is him, then at least I know who you are talking about.

4 Botched Executions

When he was sentenced to die after being convicted of the 1994 murder of a convenience store clerk, Ronald Smith Jr. was promised a quick, painless death. He wasn’t even supposed to die. A jury had voted to recommend life imprisonment without parole. Unfortunately, in Alabama where Smith was convicted, judges can and routinely do override jury recommendations.

Smith’s death was neither quick nor painless. In killing Smith, Alabama used the controversial drug midazolam, which has been implicated in several botched executions. Many argue that the drug cannot reliably induce unconsciousness. Indeed, the FDA has refused to approve the drug for use as a standalone anesthetic.

This was evident during Smith’s execution, which lasted 34 minutes. For 13 of those minutes, Smith struggled for breath. He heaved, coughed, and clenched his fist. Intermittently, he opened his left eye and looked around the room.

Smith continued to do this well after corrections officers performed the first consciousness test, during which the officers called out Smith’s name and pinched him. Even after the second consciousness test, Smith still moved his right arm.

3 ‘Rectal Feeding’

At Guantanamo Bay, CIA operatives forced at least five detainees to undergo something they call “rectal rehydration and feeding.” The process is as barbaric as it sounds.

Restrained inmates are made to kneel on the floor, naked, while a tube is forced inside them. Ostensibly, the tube delivers nutrients to inmates who engage in hunger strikes. However, the procedure is also recognized as “a means of behavior control.”

One CIA operative noted of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was subjected to this cruel practice, “We used the largest [ . . . ] tube we had.” CIA’s chief interrogator ordered rectal feeding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, another detainee, “without a determination of medical need.”

In the medical community, this risky procedure has almost universally been replaced with IV support. Complications of rectal feeding include damage to the colon and rectum, infection due to food rotting inside the digestive tract, and prolapsed rectum due to careless insertion (among other risks).

Per the CIA’s own records, at least one Guantanamo detainee, Mustafa al-Hawsawi, was left with an anal fissure, chronic hemorrhoids, and rectal prolapse after being forced to undergo the procedure.

2 Overcrowded And Underprepared

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In 2015, when prison officials finally came to Nicholas Rodriguez’s aid, he was long gone. Rodriguez, who had gone missing during a riot 15 hours earlier, was nearly sawed in two. Horrifyingly, most of his organs had been ripped his body. What was left of him was folded and stuffed inside a garbage can.

Though inmate homicides are common in California prisons, 24-year-old Rodriguez’s death stands out as particularly gruesome. Though the Vacaville prison was only a medium-security facility, many wonder how such a gruesome killing occurred inside a locked, monitored prison and why it took so long to discover.

Twenty-four hours before Rodriguez’s body was found, there had been an early morning riot in the prison yard. By afternoon, during a daily inmate count, the guards noticed that Rodriguez was missing. They assumed that he had escaped, so they failed to address his disappearance for hours.

At the time of his death, the Vacaville prison, located just outside Sacramento, housed about 3,850 inmates. It was designed to accommodate 2,610.

1 Psychological Abuse

In September 2013, Richard Mair, locked up in Dade Correctional Institute’s Mental Health Unit, hanged himself. In his suicide note, Mair accused prison guards of punishing inmates with starvation. He also repeated the assertions of other inmates—that officers forced them to fight and placed bets on the winners.

Mair also alleged sexual assault by prison employees, claiming that one asked Mair to strip his clothes and touch himself in exchange for cigarettes. Mair had been raped in the past. In his suicide note, he claimed that the officer knew it.

In fact, Mair suggested that he was in the mental health unit to get help for his depression and suicidal tendencies, all of which were worsened by the recent sexual assault. Mair wrote that when he refused the lieutenant’s advances, the lieutenant “slammed [him] against the wall, kicked [him] in the groin . . . and told [him] to keep [his] mouth shut or else.”

Given that Florida spends less money per capita on mental health than any state except Idaho, Mair’s death is unsurprising. But it shouldn’t be.

Marie Peale is a public defender in the Washington Metro area. Her professional interests include indigent defense and prisoners’ rights. When Marie isn’t working, she enjoys photographing food, hanging out with her rescue animals, and reading and watching thrillers.

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6 Prayers For Those Incarcerated Or In Prison

Prayer For The Many Inmates Who Are In Prison

Here are six prayers that you can send to a prisoner or someone who’s in prison now can use.

Prayers for their Family

Father, we pray for those who are incarcerated, but we also pray for their families that they would receive the care and attention they need, and have their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs met by other family members, friends, church members, or someone else.

Please Lord, allow them to keep their hope alive that a family member behind bars is still not forsaken or forgotten by God if they have trusted in Christ; if not, we pray for them to know Your Son, Jesus Christ. May the families find comfort from others who are in similar situations and that they would be praying for one another.

Oh Righteous Father of Mercy, I pray for these men and women who are cut off from their families and who are serving time behind bars. As you know, it is very hard being separated from loved ones.

I pray these inmates may be able to see themselves as you see them, and that they are a child of theirs and are co-heirs with Christ, just as much as those who are out in the world. We know, if they never get out, we will all meet together someday at the great wedding feast of the Lamb of God.

If they are able to be released, please shield them from the judgment of others because they have already paid their debt to society, and they are now free. They shouldn’t be referred to as a criminal, con, or anything but a child of God…just we are.

Many of these men and women face that double jeopardy every day of their life after prison, so help others see them as forgiven and cleansed, and a child of God, and treated with respect and not treated as if they’re still guilty. I pray this in the name that is above all names, the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.

Prayer for Peace of Mind

Father God, I pray for those prisoners who are behind bars and that You give those who’ve trusted in You, peace.

Please help them to know that You are sovereign over all things and that much good can come from bad (Gen 50:20; John 3:16), and in even these men and women’s darkest hours, You are their true source of light which is found in Jesus Christ.

I pray that you give them the peace that Your Word promises for those who believe in Your Son (Rom 5:1) and please help them to know they are no longer condemned (Rom 8:1).

With the comfort that You give us, please give to them Lord, so that they might pillow their head tonight in peace, knowing that if you would come tonight, those doors would be open forevermore. I ask this for the glory of the Lord, Jesus Christ, in Whose name I pray, amen.

Protection from Danger

Father God, truly only You know how these men and women feel at this time. We cannot know exactly what they are living through right now. The world seems to be getting more dangerous every day Lord, and maybe for these men and women who might live with that fear.

In Your sovereign providence, it pleased You to call out some of these in their darkest hours, and to become new creations in Christ (2nd Cor 5:17); to a new life in Christ. Help see that they can run to You Father, for You are a Rock and a Shield to those Who trust in You.

In Your great wisdom God, You sometimes use hard places to soften hearts, and in such darkness, your grace is more amazing. Not many of us are great in the eyes of the world, but You have no respect for persons. You reach out to those who humble themselves Father, so help them submit to You and be set free from their fear by trusting in You.

Please Father, protect them on the inside so that they would be able to study Your Word, be a witness to those still sitting in darkness, and submit to authorities which is submitting to God (Rom 13:1-5). God, You alone know the future of these men and women; help them to rest in Your sovereignty. Help them to know they can trust in You.

For those who have not trusted in Your Son and received eternal life, please set divine appointments for those who are Christ’s witnesses inside the prisons, and keep them safe from harm while being His voice. May You receive all the glory for these men and women’s lives that’ve trusted in You, and in the mighty name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.

Hope in the Future

Great God in heaven, thank you for those who have received eternal life in Jesus Christ, and for those who have been born again behind prison bars. Please Father, enable them to see hope that is found only in Jesus Christ.

Give them a desire to seek Him, and to long for that eternal home when all of the present, evil and suffering will be history (Rev 21:4). Please send them Your Spirit to point them to Your Word of hope in Your Holy Word, the Bible.

Apart from You, and Your Word, we could not know You or Your Son, Jesus Christ, so thank You for granting us Your mercy and giving us Your grace, and for those who You have pardoned, even if the state has not, they are seen as having Jesus’ righteousness (2nd Cor 5:21).

Help them to see that You have pardoned them, without parole, and loved them unconditionally. Lord God, allow them to fix their eyes on You, and the hope for a future we can’t even imagine, and that hope is found in Christ, in Whose precious name we pray, amen.

Using Bad for Good

Father, we know You can even use evil for good. All we need to do is to look at the cross, so help these men and women who are incarcerated to know that everything in our life, good and bad, is for our ultimate best (Rom 8:28). Sometimes we don’t always understand how bad can be good.

Help these prisoners to see that God is not going to give up on them, because Your Word shows that You forgive their sins and cleanse them from all unrighteousness.

If these prisoners are able to see that You are still working in their life Lord, they might have hope and know that You have promised to never leave them or forsake them (Deut 31:6; Heb13:5), even when they or we forsake You. Help them to take You at Your Word, and not use their feelings to guide their beliefs.

Perhaps You can use others to help them inside the prison Lord, for nothing is too hard for You. Allow them to see the good that can come from where they’re at now, and even if it looks bleak, good will come from it, and in Jesus’ strong name I pray, amen.

For Such a Time and Place

Great God in Heaven, You alone determine the future and know that which is not yet, so help these men and women to see that You have a purpose for where they are now, and know that You can use anyone for Your glory and for Your purposes, including them.

We know that You have commissioned us to make disciples of all nations, and that includes those who are incarcerated. Father, may You use these Christians behind bars to bring others into the kingdom by pointing others to Jesus Christ and trusting Him.

They realize that You have allowed them to suffer the consequences for their own actions, yet I realize You may use them to reach others behind bars where we cannot, so please Father, make divine appointments for these Christians in prison, and allow them to cross paths with those whose heart You have prepared for the Word, and in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.


The Bible teaches us that Jesus expects His church to visit those who are in prison. He said, “I was in prison and you came to me” (Matt 25:36), and this is how He sees it; “as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (Matt 25:40), but we can’t forget about these inmates families either. They need ministering too.

If we minister to prisoners and their families, we do it for Jesus, but more importantly, what you do for the inmate’s families, you have done to the inmates. Ministering to prisoners is needed, but so is ministering to the families. They too are in a hard place, mentally, emotionally, and probably financially.

Plus, they often live under “guilt by association,” unfair as that is, so they need all of the care and compassion they can get.

Something more for you to read: How I Was Set Free in Prison

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Prison Life Prisoners One Inmates , Sample of Term Papers

Prayer For The Many Inmates Who Are In Prison

Prison Life Most people have no idea what it feels to be in prison, statistically only one every five people will know what its to be in prison. Approximately 1. 4 million people the U. S.’s 280 million people are in prison. (Thomas, 2) The only reason people know about prisons is because of the media. The news, movies, and books all contribute to people’s stereotypes about prisons.

Prisoners receive three meals a day, workout facilities, a library, as well as other things. People are also given the idea, through the mass media, that prisoners are free to walk around certain parts of the prison. All of these ideas are cast upon prisons so that people will not be afraid of them.

Society has been given the idea that prisons are not very bad on the inside. What is prison life really ? The mass media uses prison life as the source for movies and television shows.

Over the years there have been many movies written about prison but the most prominent in my mind is Frank Darabont’s, The Shawshank Redemption.

Throughout the film there are many examples of the falsities of prison life. There are some elements of truth but they are out weighed by the misconceptions.

Numerous prisoners are allowed to walk around the prison and the prison yard with no guards in sight. In actuality there are always guards around, especially on the inside.

The prisoner’s movement through the prison is highly restricted.

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I think that this is a bad idea because it makes it seem the justice …

In many prisons there is some corruption but in the movie there is an exceptionally large amount. It appears that it is very easy for the prisoners to smuggle contra ban into the prison.

Morgan Freeman’s character “Red” is able to get just about anything, posters, cigarettes, etc.

In today’s prison system it is not something that is openly discussed, but it is not nearly as easy as it appears to smuggle things into the prison.

The television show “OZ” on HBO, is another good example of how the mass media sugarcoats prisons. The inmates live in a fictional prison called Oswald Correctional Facility, in which they have created a test program called Emerald City. Emerald City is a part of the prison that is separate from the general population. The prisoners are allowed a great deal of freedom.

They have television, games (i. e. checkers), computer facilities, a library, and a full gym. There are some ideas that are accurate from the show but the inaccuracies out weigh the accuracies. The prisoners are basically allowed to walk though Emerald City with very little supervision.

Although it is difficult for someone who has not been in prison to give an accurate portrayal of prison life, I shall, through my reading, attempt to describe some aspects of real prison life. The primary goal of prison is to punish and rehabilitate criminals.

The prisoners are denied the simpler pleasures of life that most people take for granted. Prisons use deprivation of outside contact in order to accomplish rehabilitation.

Traditionally, prisons are constructed of concrete walls and floors, iron bars, and very few windows this creates a dull and dreary environment.

The prisoners are always under some sort of surveillance by officers (closed-circuit television or officers who circulate through the population), are counted several times a day and are subject to personal searches as they circulate though the prison.

(Jones, 10) The inmates are divided into separate living areas depending on what they are doing within the prison. They live in different cellblocks according to where they work (i. e. laundry, kitchen, etc.

), if they are in and educational program, if they are parole violators, if they have a high escape risk, if they have violated any of the intuitions rules, etc.

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(Jones, 12) Prisoners are allowed to work within the prison walls and are paid to do so. They usually receive a flat rate per day depending on what job they do. Some of the money they earn is given to them while still inside the prison. The rest of the money they earn is considered “gate money” which is given to the prisoner upon their release (Jones, 13).

Prisoners have many things that they have to cope with while in prison. The most common thing is missing one’s family or friends the next being missing one’s freedom.

(Zamble, 91) These are only two examples of the numerous things that inmates have to cope with. They are moving into an environment in which most of them have only heard about in movies or on television so they do not know what to expect.

“The prison experience is sufficiently powerful that it nullifies much of the variance among inmates, and they come to resemble each other much more than before imprisonment.” (Zamble, 92) Everything in prison is basically uniform and routine.

When you create uniformity it takes away people’s sense of self, it causes them to act similarly over time. So, if you were to imprison a person over time he would lose his sense of self and would become more the people that surround him.

Most prisoners try to keep as busy as possible in order to keep their minds off of family.

The more that they occupy their time the less they will think about things that they miss. By keeping busy the prisoners are able to keep themselves in higher spirits. If they have nothing to do some inmates turn to reading letters or writing letters. “‘When I feel down about [being lonely], I read a letter or write one.

If I don’t have a new letter I read old ones, they ” re still a pick-me-up and I feel better until I get a new one.

’ ” (Zamble, 96) One of the inmates interviewed in Zamble’s book said this, and it is a good example of how some prisoners cope with being alone and not having a loved one around to associate with them. Some other methods of coping that prisoners’ use include drug use.

It is difficult for the prisoners to obtain drugs but they are still present within the prison community. A large number of prisoners’ are / were drug users so if they are able to obtain any narcotics they use them as a means of escape from the harsh realities of prison life.

Another method is trying to appeal their sentence, which usually ends up being unsuccessful. The belief that some how their sentence could be appealed brings some inmates hope of getting prison.

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After being in prison, even for a short time, a person can change a great deal. “Prison ization” occurs, this is when the inmate has had extended exposure to prison culture and the routines of prison life (Jones, 75).

According to Jones, “There is no one point at which new prisoners “adjust” to prison life, but the prison environment begins to seem less alien sometime between the first and second month of their sentences.

” (Jones, 75) During the first few months the prisoner settle in their new environment. They walk thought the prison and learn where they can and cannot go. They also learn how to go about getting a job within the prison.

By working with other prisoners he learns more about the prison world.

Because he is socializing with other inmates he is learning more about his surroundings, which in turn helps him adapt. This helps him learn more about the world around him.

One of the first things a prisoner will do when he is put in prison is, “he attempts to hid his fear of other prisoners by trying to look and act them.” (Jones, 78) This is one of the first steps for survival within prison.

The most important thing inmates must do in order to survive in prison is they must make friends, as well as alliances.

The prisoner’s best bet is to befriend older more experienced prisoners because they most ly have many alliances and know how things work within the prison. The idea of this is both to help the inmate learn more about the prison and also to possibly provide protection from other prisoners.

Weakness is looked down upon in prison, if a person is looked upon as weak he will become the target for verbal abuse, practical jokes, theft or assaults.

This is why prisoners act tough, they do not want to be abused in any way by the rest of the population.

If a prisoner sticks up for himself then this will help him avoid confrontation because it shows that he has a willingness to fight. Partnerships are another important aspect of prison life.

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Partnerships provide for “authentic relationships within the prison world.” (Jones, 80) Most inmates tend to have only one main partner to avoid conflicts. This way they have a relationship in which they can speak freely and not have to keep an impression with that one person.

They can almost be themselves. Partnerships defiantly help the prisoners adapt to prison life by giving them someone that they can talk freely to. The prison economic system is very different from a regular economy.

Although the prisoners do work for money, cash is not allowed within the prison.

All the money they make is deposited in either a personal spending account or a savings account (a. k. a. “gate money”).

All transactions that take place are done though a voucher system. Prisoner’s jobs are very low paying but it is sufficient for the inmate’s daily needs.

If they save, some can even afford to have a luxury item such as a television. Gambling is also a very important part of the prison economy, although most of the time it is for cigarettes or some other low-stakes wagers.

Some of the biggest fears of inmates are rape, murder or some other dramatic event. Any one of these will cause an inmate to be more cautious, even in familiar territory. The most common causes of violence are debt or theft.

Violence within the prison just adds the to new inmates uncertainty of prison life.

As time goes by the prisoners learn to rationalize any violence and therefore become desensitized by it. Violence basically makes for fresh conversation among inmates, at the same time truly violent acts remind the prisoners of the harsh realities of prison life.

There is very little variation from the prison routine. Basically from the time an inmate starts his term till the time his term ends there is hardly any variation from his routine. The prisoners can either work every day or refuse to work and be locked in their cells during working hours.

Obviously most choose to work and not be locked in their cells.

“‘I just seem to go through the motions every day. It doesn’t take much though to wake up when the bell rings, go to chow, when the bell rings, go to work when the bell rings, and go to your cell when the bell rings. There really isn’t much choice or alternatives; you either do or you don’t.

’ ” (Jones, 90) With out actually being in prison it is hard for a person to grasp what it would actually feel . The media gives us some idea but they are usually sugarcoated and do not give an accurate portrayal of prison life. A constant routine and hours of boredom constitute part of prison life.

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