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Is there a difference between a prisoner, inmate, and convict?
That depends on who you ask. For the most part, prison officials and correction officers use the terms interchangeably and feel all three terms to have the same meaning.
To those who are incarcerated, the terms are not used in the same way and there is a distinct difference in prison "lingo" between a convict and an inmate.Read the rest of this entry »
Prison life is stressful and populated by both nonviolent and violent offenders, and, no matter how well run a prison or jail is, many violent acts are committed against inmates including acts of police or correction officer abuse and brutality, illegal strip searches, rape, and assault. But you might be surprised to learn that the leading cause of death in the penal system is prisoner suicide.
According to some statistical studies, the murder rate in prison is significantly less than that of some big American cities, only amounting to two or three out of 100,000 prisoners every year.Read the rest of this entry »