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  • Prison Vs Prison

    jails and prisons. Some people may think they are interchangeable. However, while both facilities house individuals that broke the law, each facility houses different types of offenders. One thing that remains the same within both sites is there are violent crimes that take place within the confined walls. The ultimate goal for convicts in prison is to be released on parole. Many people who are found guilty of a crime hope they get probation instead of jail time. Differences in jails and prisons While most people who have not been in trouble with the law confuse jail and prison, they are very different. One of the biggest differences in these two facilities is the length of time an inmate will stay. According to Schmalleger…

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  • Early Prison Release In Prison

    Federal prison populations have shrank by thousands since November of 2015 due to new sentencing guidelines. The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted in 2014 to reduce the federal drug guideline sentences to try to control prison overcrowding and/or excessive punishments. Releasing these inmates has been a much-debated topic for a long time and many people have conflicting beliefs on the outcome of the issue. Based on my research, early prison release could be a good thing. Half of all inmates are…

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  • The Benefits Of Prison Overcrowded Prison

    In today society, there is more than 2.3 million who are being held in jail and prison. In 2010, there were 330,000 mentally ill patients in jail or prison (Hunt, 2011). In the last two decades the number of people incarcerated has been on an unprecedented rise. The number of people in prison, jail, and Federal Prison are on the rise due to gang violence, the war on drug, the stiff penalty they give first time offenders, and the number of mentally ill people who are in prison or jail. Instead of…

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  • Private Prisons Vs Private Prison

    Because prisons are extremely labor intensive, with approximately 65 to 70 percent of the costs of operating a prison going to staff salaries according to a Global Investment and Business Center report, reducing expenditures associated with operational costs would in turn lead to a more cost effective operation. This is possible as private firms typically use cheaper nonunion labor. The Adler School Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice reveals that the average private prison employee…

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  • Privatization Of Prisons

    The states and federal government are struggling to budget all of their money so they are looking to save money by privatizing the prisons. By privatizing the prisons the government will be saving money by not having to take care of all the inmates in the prison. But the responsibility of taking care of the inmates would be transferred from the government to the companies that are running the private prisons. This looks like a simple way of cutting costs but at what expense. “Accountability is…

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  • Crowding In Prison

    mordern prison system was born in London during 19 the century and it influenced by utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham. Bentham introduced a principle that prisoners should incarcerated as a part of their punishment and not for holding them until trial or hanging. His thinking influence the establishment of the first prisons used as criminal rehabilitation centers. Therefore at the time when implementations of capital punishment on variety of petty crimes were declined the notion of incarceration…

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  • Tuberculosis In Prisons

    Mass incarceration, underfunding, overcrowding in prisons, and unjust policies have led to the spread of infectious diseases (HIV, TB) across US prisons mostly impacting African Americans and Latinos. During the years of 1985-1992 the same time the United States was engaged in its war on drugs there were major outbreaks of Tuberculosis across the nation and many stemming from New York prisons for example. Before major discoveries in the field of medicine it was estimated that 80 percent of…

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  • Racism In Prisons

    The Drug War catalyzed Racism Leading to Overcrowding of Prisons On June 1971, President Nixon declared a “War on Drugs.” The Drug War catalyzed racism which resulted in overcrowding of prisons. “The Drug War dramatically increased the size and presence of federal drug control agencies, and pushed through measures such as mandatory sentencing and no-knock warrants” (A Brief History of the Drug War). Ever since the rise of the drug war there has been an explosion of the prison population and…

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  • Prison Overcrowding

    Prison systems across the country are attempting to deal with an issue never dealt with in the U.S.’s history. Overcrowding of prison systems is a trend which began in the 1970’s when the country decided the criminal justice system was too soft on crime. Crime rates were souring yet incarceration rates remained relatively stable. Thus, began the current crime control era leading to 2008 incarceration rates of 506 per 100,000 compared to only 96 per 100,000 in 1973. There are several…

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  • Incarceration In Prison

    inmate finances for basic needs, deterring inmates from seeking treatment, and inviting another avenue for segregation within prison walls. The implemented charge for medical services would significantly limit the funding prisoners have for basic needs. Once imprisoned, a civilian no longer has the access to the luxuries of the free world. The civilian becomes an inmate. They are stripped of identity, secular relevance, and financial status. Inmates are processed into incarceration, and enter…

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