Research Mentor(s)

Weed, Katie

Description

As an African American woman who has witnessed family members incarcerated in addition to my father’s employment with the Department of Corrections, I have always been fascinated with the prison system. My passion for this complex subject has inspired my art and writing, urging my audience to interpret a different point of view. Through investigating the modern prison systems, in my writing, Imprisoned: Rehabilitate Society, I shed to light the true horrors lying beyond cold prison walls. By incorporating a renowned African American poet, Etheridge Knight’s poem, I cracked the surface in regards to the racial stigmas of incarceration. I include an interview with a man who has worked closely with rehabilitation programs within Washington State’s prisons. The viewer is tested in deciding if the true criminals are locked away to protect society, or if society itself is imprisoned by the notion of what is safe and just.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

18-5-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

22-5-2020 12:00 AM

Department

English

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Type

Image

Keywords

Prison System, Etheridge Knight, "Rehabilitation & Treatment in the Prisons of America"

Bennett Imprisoned essay.pdf (97 kB)
Imprisoned Essay

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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Imprisoned: Rehabilitate Society

As an African American woman who has witnessed family members incarcerated in addition to my father’s employment with the Department of Corrections, I have always been fascinated with the prison system. My passion for this complex subject has inspired my art and writing, urging my audience to interpret a different point of view. Through investigating the modern prison systems, in my writing, Imprisoned: Rehabilitate Society, I shed to light the true horrors lying beyond cold prison walls. By incorporating a renowned African American poet, Etheridge Knight’s poem, I cracked the surface in regards to the racial stigmas of incarceration. I include an interview with a man who has worked closely with rehabilitation programs within Washington State’s prisons. The viewer is tested in deciding if the true criminals are locked away to protect society, or if society itself is imprisoned by the notion of what is safe and just.

 

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