An Analysis of the Morey Prison Hostage Situation Analytical Essay by cee-cee

An Analysis of the Morey Prison Hostage Situation
The paper presents an analysis of the Arizona Department of Corrections Morey Unit 2004 hostage situation.
# 115377 | 2,030 words | 7 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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On Sunday January 18 2004, Two prison detainees Ricky K. Wassenaar and Steven J. Coy took hostages and made an attempt to escape from the Morey Unit of the Lewis Prison Complex at Buckeye, Arizona. The paper examines the background to the incident and attempts to analyze the preparedness of the penal system to such incidents and the reaction of prison authorities in this specific incident. Suggestions for improvement that could either prevent or shorten another hostage situation are also provided.

The Incident in Brief
Analysis of the incident
The Prison system and preparedness
The Drawbacks
The mitigation and avoidance
The crisis plan

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Carter, Robert Melvin; Glaser, Daniel. (1977) "Correctional Institutions" Lippincott. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Corcoran, Michael H; Cawood, James S. (2003) "Violence Assessment and Intervention: The Practitioner's Handbook" CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL.
  • Garrett, Michael. (2004, Jun) "In Need of Correction: Arizona's prison system is overloaded and its staff is overwhelmed" Retrieved 4 April, 2008 from
  • Lerbinger, Otto. (1997) "The Crisis Manager: Facing Risk and Responsibility" Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Mahwah, NJ
  • N. A. (n. d.) "From Her Desk" Retrieved 4 April, 2008 from

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APA Format

An Analysis of the Morey Prison Hostage Situation (2009, July 18) Retrieved August 22, 2017, from

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