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How would you describe prison life? How has prison life changed over time? Should prisoner quality of life be a concern?
Weegy: The practice of detaining accused offenders can be traced to the earliest days of civilization and governments around the globe. [ By contrast, the practice of incarcerating offenders in prisons for the purpose of punishment is a relatively recent phenomenon. As late as the eighteenth century in Europe, the punishment imposed on offenders did not involve imprisonment. Instead, a dual system of punishment meted out vastly different penalties that depended on the offender’s social status and the prevailing economic interests of those inflicting the punishment. For example, members of the nobility found guilty of violating the laws and customs of the realm were either fined or sentenced to forfeit some or all of their land and property. More serious crimes committed by members of this class brought forced labor and banishment, often for life. By contrast, members of the lower classes bore the brunt of the early penal policies, especially if they had offended against the interests of the upper classes. Torture, mutilation, branding, flogging, and execution became their lot. During these early days, punishment was administered in public and was, more often than not, unmatched in its cruelty. Furthermore, the type of punishment inflicted on commoners was more closely related to the prevailing supply and demand of labor than to the nature of the crimes they committed. Read more: Prisons and Jails - Development of Prisons and Jails in the United States - Private, Inmates, Penal, and Punishment ] (More)
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Prisons typically classify inmates into at least three groups of maximum, medium and minimum security. [ Prisons determine these classifications based on the type of crime the offender committed, the inmate's criminal history and the offender's behavior while in custody. Prison is seen as artificial and not real life, but prison is a community all on its own. To live in prison one must become a new person inside this artificial life that is prison. The best way to describe prison life is to compare it to virtual reality, where in real life one lives a perfectly normal life, then life a completely new life in prison, one that does not seem real; however, prison life is very real.
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What are alternatives to litigation?
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Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures, such as arbitration and mediation procedures, are increasingly recognized as offering an effective alternative to court litigation for resolving intellectual property disputes. The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center provides ADR services for the resolution of commercial disputes involving intellectual property. Of course, notwithstanding its many advantages, ADR does not offer a complete alternative to court litigation; there are circumstances in which court litigation will be preferable.
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What is parole?
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Parole is a conditional release from prison. The person released must agree to certain provisions for the remainder of his/her sentence. Some of the things a parolee must do are: meet with a parole officer regularly, have a curfew, gain employment, avoid use of alcohol and drugs, etc.

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WHAT IS PRISONER REHABILITATION?
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Prisoner Rehabilitation - to reform the prisoners from committing crimes and assisting them in starting normal lives without any criminal activities.

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