We have barricaded are selves in and are not leaving
Day 2 - rebellion
let me out
24 male students were randomly assigned to be prisoner or guard. prisoners were arrested at home and taken to the makeshift prison. Prisoners were strip-searched and deloused. They had to wear a uniform a stocking cap and ankle chain. They were only allowed to refer to each other by number.
On the second morning the prisoners rebelled and barricaded themselves in the cells. Guards forced in and strip-searched prisoners. Put the ring-leaders into solitary confinement and those who were less involved we given washing privileges.
The guards became more brutal, refusing to let prisoners leave the cells.
You have to stop this study
We have barricaded are selves in the cells
At night one of the prisoners had a mental break down
The guards made prisoners clean toilets with their bare hands. At night when the guards thought prisoners weren't looking they sexually humiliated.
The guards power was almost total and prisoners obeyed without question. Christina Maslach who was a visiting postgraduate strongly objected and convinced the researchers to stop the study.