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    As the author goes on throughout this article, he begins with basically stating that prison for poor people, and more specifically, poor black men, is just their ordinary life. He then compares this to privileged white men in college. Then he continues on the mass incarceration on a scale almost unexampled in human history is a fundamental fact of our country today, where he then states or tries to relate it to the slavery fundamentals from 1850. The author states that there is now over six…

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    Overcrowding In Prison

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    Haney 2006, found that overcrowding results in correctional administrators implementing policies and procedures that may enable instead of relieving problems that may occur within a prison environment. Unfortunately this trend is evident between mentally ill offenders, because they often face the difficult task of adjusting and conforming to correctional policies. Furthermore, when a prison is also facing overcrowding it can intensify these problems. Thus, considering that mentally disabled…

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    Teenagers and other youth offenders should not be able to receive life without parole as a punishment for their crimes. Teenagers have the highest capacity for rehabilitation out of all of the prisoners in any institutions. Most teens who commit capital crimes come from homes where abuse from family members is common, yet intervention by social services is lacking. The kind of stress from this abuse, can make it possible for teens to act out in violent ways, committing heinous crimes.…

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    Essay On Jail Overcrowding

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    Jail overcrowding poses a problem for American society. Non-violent criminals, such as child support offenders and traffic violators who cannot get a speedy court date live for free in our jails while the tax payers support them. Others believe that these criminals belong in jail despite overcrowding. Although Glenn E. Martin, Marc A. Levin, Nicholas Turner, Julia M. Stasch, Malcolm M. Feeley and Kent Scheidegger differ on their opinions of overcrowded jails, they each share concerns about the…

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    Analysis Of Freakonomics

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    The purpose of the introduction is to introduce you to the idea of Freakonomics and how this method of thinking is relative to many instances of the modern world. How many statistics or instances can be explained from a rooted event. Using examples such as elections, house sales, and crime. This kind of thinking can also be brought to the sale of things like tissues, things so simplistic in life that could be favored for their containers vs. actual quality. Or something such as the sale of cars,…

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    Cost Of Living In Prison

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    For those inmates who violate the rules, they may face penalties such as solitary confinement, undesirable job, loss of belongings, loss of acquired time, or transfer to other prisons with higher security levels. Additionally, punishment is also delivered through other prisoners, especially in maximum security prisons. These actions usually result in violent retribution because the inmates do not achieve their goals. In the instance that violence occurs, witnesses seldom come forward…

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    Looking back at the memories with my grandparents now, the words that come to mind are “home cooking and warm embrace”. Can’t picture grandma and grandpa doing hard time for murder. Just can’t seem to process people in their 60’s and 70’s as being hard cold criminals. They should be on some porch somewhere enjoying the sunrise with a cup of hot coffee. How we easily forget that before we become old and wise we must first be young and stupid. However, for the men and women who are currently…

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    Over the past fifty years, the prison population in America has increased tremendously. Between 1985 and 2013 alone the prison population has increased 45.2 billion people. Over the last forty years, there has been a 500% increase in the population. The increase in prison population has caused problems with overcrowding in the jails. The number of people in prison and jails for drug-related offenses between 1980 and 2014 has increased by 447,500 individuals. Since they have such harsh laws…

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    Prison Vs Rehabilitation

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    prison should be regarded as a place of punishment, where criminals should do their time and pay for their crime. On the opposite end of the spectrum we have those who believe prison should be a place of rehabilitation, where there is a focus on moving the prisoner away from criminal life. Others may argue that prisons are outdated, and that their cons outweigh the pros. This essay will discuss the popular stances on whether prison should be a place of punishment or rehabilitation in relation to…

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    Prisons are facilities that have become staple parts of how modern societies function, but with the presence of prisons there are pros and cons that come with them. In the modern-day prisons are needed for keeping violent criminals out of society and allowing them from committing more offenses. They provide a controlled and structured environment that can both punish and provide rehabilitations for both violent and career criminals. For some individuals, prisons can act as a deterrent towards…

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