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Many people dont know much about what goes on behind those barbed wires on the prison fences but through research I have come to know that the subcultures within the prison grounds have a negative affect on the prison life in the United States Prison subculture is the culture of prison society and thought by some to arise from the pains of imprisonment while others believe it is imported to the prison it is also known as the convict code some of the features of prison subculture include dont snitch on your fellow inmates dont trust the prison staff help other inmates show loyalty to other inmates and share what you have Drislane Parkinson Its brought in from offenders who developed their own beliefs and norms while they were still on the streets prison subculture is similar to the offenders subculture out on the streets before being locked up behind bars this is known as the importation theory Sage Pub 2009 The prisoners beliefs and norms have a big impact on their behaviorThe question that comes to mind is whether prison preventing more crime than it is causing or lessIt is evident that social norms play a vast role in prison subculturesThere are many things we become accustomed to such as brushing our teeth in the morning going to school everyday and going to your job to make money Others accustom themselves to crime such as dealing and doing drugs on a daily basis All these things become the norms of our lives and it eventually becomes hard to change the way you live for example if you grew up surrounded by crime it becomes part of your life too and the consequences of those crimes dont effect your behavior when sent to a prison youre surrounded by other criminals with different backgroundsSome people say that while in prison offenders learn from the older andor more experienced inmates on things such as how to
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