For this discussion you will switch gears and try to see things from the perspective of an inmate. As a person with a prior conviction for armed robbery for which you already did 3 years you are now facing 15 hard years for armed robbery and aggravated assault for shooting a convenience store clerk. What role would you assume?
There are a variety of typical roles that inmates assume in prison. You will choose the following role: The opportunist. The opportunist takes advantage of the positive experiences prison has to offer. Schooling trade training counseling and other self-improvement activities are the focal points of the opportunists life in prison. Opportunists are generally well liked by prison staff but other prisoners shun and mistrust them because they come closest to accepting the role that the staff defines as model prisoner.
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