For my research topic, the focus will be life in prisons. it will look into not only the prisoner’s way of life, but also the guards or anyone who works within a prison and look at how it effects their lives. It will be broken up into 13 categories/ sub-topics, which are: Incarceration rates, Recidivism, Prisoner abuse, Rehabilitation, Prison conditions, Jailhouse lawyers/ legal help, Prison rebellions, Healthcare, Mental Health, Guards and staff, Education, Psychological effects, And Families.
the research topic was broken down like this because talking about prisons and life there is much more complicated than the average American can see. This way, it is clearer to the facts and details and hopefully put a light on the issues of our prison system in America. This topic was a great one to research to shed light on because “prison” effects more Americans than people think, because most people either have a family member or loved one that is incarcerated or has been at some point in their lives.
Waterfield Library will be the main source of information for research, as well as their online sources. McCracken County public library will also be used for its information and books when I cannot get to Murray. I will also be using different documentaries to gather information about specific sub-topics.
Year Manuscript Completed
Senior Project Advisor
Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree
Field of Study
Waldridge, Patsy and Waldridge, Patsy Ann, "Life in Prison" (2020). Integrated Studies. 252.