Prison Subculture Research Paper

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1. Prison subcultures are the values and behavioral patterns of prison inmates. Prison subculture influences prison life by giving unwritten rules as to how prisoners should behave. Subcultures also influence the hierarchy of prisoners. Prison subcultures not only influence prisoners but prison staff as well. 2. There are a few reasons why men’s institutions are studied more than women’s. One reason is there is more men in prison than women. This means there is more men to study then women. The more dangerous crimes are committed by men rather than women. These crimes are usually studied way more than lesser crimes. Which means men are still going to be studied more. 3. Prisons have many major issues. One of the major issues is overcrowding.

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