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sherry_hsu 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 9 年前

Prison Abuse Investigated

Inmates from rival prison gangs fought after being forced into a common exercisearea in this 1994 Corcoran prison surveillance videotape. Guards stopped the fightby shooting and killing one of the prisoners, twenty-four year old Preston Tate.Bill Tate is the father of inmate Preston Tate; "He was brutally assassinated.There was no doubt about it. They tried to cover it up, white wash it. But I knewfrom the beginning, I smelled a rat."(1)Two state investigations by the Attorney General's office came up empty handed .(This was) even while a four year long FBI investigation was under way. InFebruary of this year, a federal Grand Jury indicted eight prison guards for civilrights violations.According to the indictment Corcoran guards deliberately (2)paired up known rivalsas a form of blood sport entertainment for prison staff. The federal indictmentcovers January to June, of 1994, the time when Tate was killed.But over a six year period from 1989 to 1995 Corcoran guards shot fifty inmates,killing seven and wounding forty-three. Now, prompted by the federal Grand Juryindictments, this special legislative panel is conducting another examination ofCorcoran and (3) the Department of Corrections. Whistle-blowing prison guards told the panel what they earlier told the FBI. SteveRigg is a former correctional officer; "We were using excessive force. We wereshooting inmates, with a lethal weapon, to break up fist fights."Former Corcoran guard Ralph Mineau says after he went to the FBI, he receiveddeath threats from a prison officer. He says, "The threat took place in Septemberof 1995. A week later I was notified of a transfer."

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The department of corrections will spend a million dollars to defend the guards

named in the federal indictments. As a sign of support, it says, for its prison guards

still on the line.

Tip Kindel of the Department of Corrections says

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,(4) "Certainly when you have a

staff of 45,000, you've got inmates numbering 158,000, parolees well over a

hundred thousand, its a huge department, there are certainly going to be

problems."

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(5)This hearing may be just the beginning of a hard look at California's prison

system, more panels, and another FBI investigation are on the way.

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請解析

(1)Two state investigations by the Attorney General's office came up empty handed

(2)paired up 的意函?

(3)the Department of Corrections 在台灣是否也有這樣的部門?

(4)Certainly when you have a staff of 45,000, you've got inmates numbering 158,000, parolees well over a hundred thousand

(5)a hard look指的是什麼?

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  • 9 年前
    最佳解答

    (1)Two state investigations by the Attorney General's office came up empty handed

    州政府啟動的兩項調查(一是由檢察署Attorney General's office, 另一由Department of Correction獄政司)都無功而返

    (2)paired up 的意函?

    pair up 意指兩兩成雙配對, 這裡指捉對廝殺

    Los Angles Times 有一篇特別報導, 用了如此字眼描述 "staged fights between handpicked gladiators."

    (3)the Department of Corrections 在台灣是否也有這樣的部門?

    州政府內負責監獄與受刑人管理的單位, (小弟不熟悉台灣政府組織結構)

    (4) "Certainly when you have a staff of 45,000, you've got inmates numbering 158,000, parolees well over a hundred thousand, its a huge department, there are certainly going to be problems."

    當你的獄政部門(Department of Correction) 配置有45,000人員, 監管著為數達158,000的受刑人和超過10萬的假釋犯, 這是一個龐大的部門 , 會有些問題發生是在所難免

    5)This hearing may be just the beginning of a hard look at California's prison system, .... a hard look指的是什麼?

    Federal Grand jury 的聽證調查(hearing) 或許只是徹底檢視加州監獄體系的開始

    take a hard look = examine very carefully

    Los Angles Times 的特別報導,內容較詳盡, http://ljr.net/latimes/corcoran/

    2010-12-24 03:40:57 補充:

    (1)Two state investigations by the Attorney General's office came up empty handed

    句中的意思是兩項調查都由 Attorney General's office 負責, 而LA Times 文中說 一由Attorney General's office, 另一由Department of Correction負責

    另小弟的中文能力還不到字斟句酌, 自然翻譯也只是意思到了而已, 僅供參考

    2010-12-24 07:03:29 補充:

    謝謝瑛姑的指導,

    聖誕快樂

    humble bee

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  • YLJ
    Lv 7
    9 年前

    Department of Corrections

    行政院研究發展考核委員會的雙語詞庫有,翻成「矯正司」。是行政院核定的譯版。

    http://www.i-taiwan.nat.gov.tw/bilingual/bl_showwo...

    2010-12-23 14:09:30 補充:

    然後接著看,法務部矯正司:

    http://www.moj.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=28257&CtUnit=8...

    因此,版主問在台灣是否也有這樣的部門,答案是「有」。

    2010-12-24 15:32:39 補充:

    humble bee答得很棒,我只是小小補充。祝大家聖誕節快樂,新年也快樂。

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