Prison Reform

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The Need For Change
The prison systems of the United States are not rehabilitating or changing inmates in any way. When inmates leave prison, they are not changed people. Prison systems have been used repeatedly for those who want to abuse their power as officers. This abuse shows that prisons have a high lack of care for the rehabilitation of inmates. The prison system of the United States is far less effective in rehabilitation, then those set in place in other nations.
The correctional facilities of the United States fail consistently to meet the inmate’s physical, psychological, and emotional needs. This failure leads to the huge ineffectiveness of the reforming of prisoners. In an interview with a former correctional officer, she showed
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By losing the overall connection with the real world, prisoners do not learn how to change their ways or even lead their children into a path of crime. The removal of a parent from a child can seriously damage them (Espejo 63). In school, children can face bullying that may lead to them to believing that committing acts of crime is acceptable in society. This hurts mankind’s future and shows the dire need for change in the approach the US takes in treating inmates with families. To follow, imprisonment has been proven ineffective in reducing crime, which endangers mankind’s future. Evidence shows that crime barely changes and that street criminals are being replaced (Espejo 59). This then leads to a cycle of crime and imprisonment due to the lack of inmate reform. On the brighter side however, reform can benefit society by bringing in revenue to the government. If released, a healthy, law-abiding inmate would have to pay $68,800 to the government (Espejo 75). This shows that not only safety can benefit through reform, but also the United State’s economy. If these issues are reformed, it would improve the United State’s future, and the future of mankind as a …show more content…
A lack of concern for ethics shows that something is wrong, and that change needs to occur. Repeated imprisonment can cause more crime and it is unethical to repeat the same process knowing that this is occuring. Imprisoning society members can cause deep social, family, and community scars (Laza 2). The return of crime into society, shows the lack of ethical concerns. In South Carolina, they have made changes and have seen positive impact. In the state, they have closed three and a half prisons and have 4,500 less inmates (Lawrence 3). This presents some forward motion to reform prisons and take action against the ethical issues. However, where this change is not present, families are deeply impacted. When a person with income is imprisoned, is affect the family and they are also more likely to repeat the cycle (Laza 1). The cycle shows harm of not reforming prisons and taking ethical concerns into account. The prisons of the US need to improve their facilities and from then, be held to a higher ethical

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