OVERVIEW ON THE U.S. PRISON SYSTEM BELOW
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The Stanford Prison Experiment
A famous study done in the 70′s in which average male volunteers were placed in a prison setting, half being designated as guards and half as prisoners. What happened during the next 6 days (it was supposed to be 14 but was cut short due to ethical concerns) shocked the scientist monitoring the study. Conclusion: The roles and situations people are placed in have a dramatic effect on how they act. The experiment was recorded.
Click Here To Read a Summary of the Study
Watch the Documentary with Actual Footage From the Study (30 minutes)
A 2010 Movie, “The Experiment” was made about the study.
“Gates of Injustice”
By Alan Elsner
A book about the state of U.S. prisons which also documents case
after case of the abuses that prison and private prison companies.