Pros And Cons Of Prison Today

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Every society is built with rules that the people have to follow and respect. If they do not respect the rules and laws they will have to face the consequences society enforces on them. In the old times society would hang them or kill them in a public view. These types of punishments were supposed to prevent others from breaking the laws and not following them. Thus, people kept doing crimes so society thought that since taking away their life as a form of punishment was not effectively working, they were using it less. They started coming up with others forms of punishment and one of them was the creation of what we call prison today. Today there are 8 million people in prison and most of them are located in the US. This would be an interesting …show more content…
Later on they decided to keep the inmates in the prisoners for as many years as they were sentenced for from the court decision. They believed that by isolating them from society for a given number of years, they would think about their mistaken actions and never again break the law. They also created these high walls surrounding the prison, just to make sure they would not run away that easily. The idea of isolating someone from society for breaking the law might have worked if prisons were better designed and managed from the government. Government does not give the necessary facilities to a prison in order for it to work effectively. Prisons were created as a solution to keep the inmates away from the society, not necessarily to make sure they never commit crime again. I do not believe that inmates understand the mistake they did by going to prison. From my my point of view prisoners are big building were governments puts all the inmates in order to keep the society safe from them. It’s a way to tell people not to be afraid because these inmates are far away from their civilization. They will eventually return to society but by then they will have understood that what they did was a mistake and never repeat it …show more content…
Most of the times they come out and they have no home or job or any type of insurance that will help them go on with their life outside prison. I believe that, this is one of the reasons they end up in prison again. They think that there is no place for them in the “real world” and they would want to go back because at least in jail he had a position and a possible way to make money like selling nicotine packs and other more. Bigger damage is done to the person once entering jail. Once they get to experience the life of an inmate it is hard to go back. The case of Mister Noem who was a man with Aboriginal origins went in and out of jail since the age of 5.He was exposed to the prison from such a young age, that turned him into a psychopath. He might have been a harmless man but the circumstances drove him elsewhere. He is of the victims of the 40% of people who go in jail and are diagnosed with a mental health. Most of the judges do not have a clear vision of what some of the prisons look like and how it feels to live in there. I believe it is terrible how they can place in a prison all types of offenders without taking into consideration what future circumstances this might

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