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Authors can use strong language to emotionally control a readers thoughts ideas and responses to his or her work Most times they go against the general values of a society hoping to elicit a strong poignant reaction from their readers Christian Parenti is no exception His third section of Lockdown America Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis is filled with gut-wrenching and often horrific accounts of prisoner treatment by the guards lawyers courts and the government Page 187 filled with prison rape stories pimping deals and slaveoracy is one of those emotionally charged sections Rape is a value that affects society as a whole It causes shame not only to the person raped but it also shames society as a whole The entire page describes ghastly ideas that prison administrators have regarding prison male to male rape James Dunn gives perhaps the most horrific example to reporter Wilbert Rideau when he says Everything and everybody in here worked to keep you a whore even the prison If a whore went to the authorities all theyd do is tell you that since you already a whore they couldnt do nothing for you and for you to go back to the dorm and settle down and be a good old lady Another disturbing example comes towards the end of the page where a former Louisiana corrections officer speaks of prison administrators using rape as a means of control There are prison administrators who use inmate gangs to help manage prison Sex and human bodies become the coin of the realm Is inmate X writing letters to the editor of the local newspaperWell Joe you and Willie and Hank work him overif you do a good job Ill see that you get the blondest boy in the next shipment Society is based on treating your fellow man equally The bargaining of men especially prisoners by the prison administrators or those in power instills shame in society
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