The Texas Prison Labor Union, formed in 1995, demanded that inmates
be paid minimum wage for work performed in the state prison system, be covered by state workers' compensation, and have access to arbitration of workplace grievances, according to an article in Prison Legal News.
But you're assuming that the inmate
makes a rational calculation of means and ends, of actions and consequences.
In 1906, for instance, Minnie O'Connor wrote a note to a male inmate
and attempted to pass it to him by placing it in a rubbish bucket.
Statewide, many inmates
come into the system poorly educated, so inmate
education programs focus on basic literacy, said Megan Doyle Corcoran, director of policy for the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice in San Francisco.
On paper, InnerChange was open to any inmate
who wanted to take part.
He reported that during December he had consensual, unprotected, receptive anal intercourse with 2 male inmates
at the correctional facility; both of these inmates
had chronic HIV infection.
Video camera surveillance is also evident and present to capture irregularities in inmate
Depending upon the type of inmate
targeted and the focus of the interest group, a reentry initiative developed in this manner may or may not offer the best chance for rehabilitation.
A lawsuit by an inmate
who had been held at Greene accused Graner of beatings and other mistreatment, though the lawsuit ended up being dismissed.
In the spirit of inmate
educators before them, Al-Jaami and Rahman at San Quentin tutor their peers to this day.
By analogy, an inmate
who sincerely holds a strong ethical or moral belief in refraining from consuming meat, or any animal by-products, could be said to hold beliefs occupying a place parallel to that filled by God in religious persons, and, therefore, the inmate
should be entitled to an alternative to meat and animal by-products.
For example, the Colorado Department of Corrections pays private corporations $50 per inmate
per day--making it a formidable cash cow.
34] By contrast, a later house director, Caspar Bose, was lax and was even accused of being abusive by one inmate
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University estimates that for an additional $6,500 a year, an inmate
could be given intensive treatment, education and job training.
fighting other inmates
not only creates an unsafe environment but is seen by many as closely related to the development and continuation of a violent inmate
subculture (Silberman, 1992).