Prison-Wise or Stir Bug

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Date
1959
Summary
In this program, Criminologist Joseph D. Lohman outlines the personality types produced by a prison environment – the “Prison-wise” man who does “easy time” by adjusting himself to life as a prisoner and may be unable to readjust to life in society, and the “stir bug” who is unable to adjust himself to the routine of the prison and consequently does “hard-time.” A “prison-wise” inmate is interviewed. With Burke he discusses the covert effects of prison on men’s lives, pointing out that prisons often maladjust inmates, rendering them useless or turning them into professional criminals.
Contributors
WTTW, Chicago; Joseph D. Lohman; John C. Burke; Alan Sweetow; Chalmers Marquis; Hans W. Mattick; John H. Gagnon
Publishers
National Educational Television; Indiana University Audio-Visual Center
Genre
Educational
Subjects
Imprisonment; Prisoners and prisons; Prisoners--United States--Social conditions; Prisoners--Attitudes
Collection
National Educational Television
Unit
IUL Moving Image Archive
Language
English
Rights Statement
No Copyright - United States
Physical Description
1 film reel 16 mm
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: 7835202; Other: GR00449009; MDPI Barcode: 40000003317338

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