Incarceration Among Criminals

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As you are walking down the street just got off of work on your way home. Headphones in enjoying your music you see three police cars drive pass you, you pay it no mind. As you continue listening to your music you get hungry and you stop at the store to grab something to eat. Police officers walk in and stare at you awkwardly, you look away suspiciously. Police officers get a call of someone your height, your skin complexion and something similar to what you have on. The police officer walks over to you and ask you to put your hands behind your back. They say “you are arrested for robbery. You have the right to remain silent. If you do say anything, it can be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have a lawyer present during any …show more content…
If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you if you so desire.” (United States Constitution) Many people in society get arrested for things they did not do because they fit a description of the suspect but is this fair? About 10,000 people in the United States may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year, a new study suggests. This results were based on a survey of 188 judges, prosecuting attorneys, public defender’s sheriffs and police chiefs in Ohio and 41 state attorney’s general. Do you think people should go through the process of incarceration, bail and release? Incarceration
Sitting behind long metal bars waiting for your lawyer to come because you have been incarcerated of a crime that you did not commit. Incarceration is the state of being confined in prison. Did you know on average that it cost 47,000 a year to incarcerate an individual. Can you imagine how much money we would save as a nation if we would stop incarcerating the innocent over wrongful accusations. Law enforcement and police officers are authorized by the federal, state and local to arrest a person

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