Through each resource we have covered different perspectives and solutions for mass incarceration. There is not one finite cause of mass incarceration, but a culmination of issues like the war on drugs, prison-industrial complex, and increase felony charges. Reforming the law and looking at cases individuality can help put checks on district attorneys and prosecutors. Educating the public can be one of the best methods to reduce the rate of incarceration, but until then the issue will remain
By killing felons, the death penalty removes the burden of housing them within the penitentiary system. Prison overcrowding and overstretched resources are key issues in prisons in many countries. Due to the severity of prisoners’ crimes on death row, it costs much more to feed, house, and seclude these often dangerous inmates than if they were simply put to death. And if they were paroled, there is always the chance they could re-offend, which is completely eliminated with the death penalty. The concept of retribution, that the perpetrator is punished in a manner fitting to the crime, is also used to support the death penalty.
I believe that these jail bonds violate the human right of no unfair detainment. These Jail bonds are discriminatory against the poor and working middle class as the amount to be paid sometimes is so high that most middle class people and below can’t afford to pay this bail. The purpose of these jail bonds are to ensure the person will stay and await their trial, however if everyone is innocent until proven guilty why do accused people have to buy their freedoms? Jail bonds are a violation of human rights because they contradict the Bill of Rights, discriminate against the poor,
The main argument in favor of jail staff treating pretrial detainees more leniently than convicted jail inmate is that because they are still innocent, they should not have to be treated similar to a convicted jail inmates or limit some of their freedom until they are announce as a convicted offender. However, the argument against such leniency is it will be much harder for corrections officials to manage and deal with preterial detainees. The corrections officials would hestiate to control a situation and harder for them to determine which behavior is acceptable and what is not. This statement can summarize the challenges posed by pretrial detainees by that one is able to temporary buy his or her time, if they can afford to.
Crimes are happening around us whether we pay attention to them or not. Those crimes as dangerous as murder are committed by all ages but should younger criminal in their juvenile age received the same punishment as older criminals. On June 25, 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that juveniles committed murder could not be sentenced to life in prison because it violates the Eighth Amendment.(On-Demand Writing Assignment Juvenile Justice) Advocates on the concurring side believes that mandatory life in prison is wrong and should be abolish. However, the dissenting side believe that keeping the there should be a life in prison punishment for juvenile who commit heinous crime regardless of their age.
Luckily, it is known what causes wrongful convictions and how to fix them. Many wrongful convictions are due to mistaken eyewitnesses, jailhouse snitches, or false evidence. I think many of the wrongful convictions could be solved with harder evidence, more information. A case should not rely on a single eye witness but multiple.
The sides of whether or not our country is really divided but not only racial status but also economic status as well. I agree that there is a large problem with this economical divide and something should be done to shrink the divide we experience in the film. He states that the rock version of cocaine compared to the powdered version is much more severely punished by sentencing laws at a ratio of 18:1. At first it is thought that perhaps this is because the rock form is actually much more dangerous but when they dug a bit it was shown that the two forms actually have the same amount of chemicals
The true evil in this situation is the unreasonable length of sentencing now, considering that longer sentencing has been shown to have a negligible effect on crime. This strategy of increasing prison terms falls under one of prisons three categories for preventing crime which are punishments, corrections and deterrence. The theory behind more severe punishments is that it would deter people who do not wish to be penalized. Looking at the causes for decreasing crime rates from 1990 to 2013 the percentage that increased sentencing and incarceration contributes, is on a steady decline, falling from a percentage of 7 to as low as 1 percent (“What caused…”). Along with not being sufficiently effective at stopping crime, greater sentencing and fewer chances to be released has created a costly problem.
They are not in prison to relax, but to pay for the crimes they committed. Certainly not to the extreme as in the beginning, but when and if an inmate is release, he should have a clear memory of the punishment endured for the crime committed. Works Cited Bureau of Justice Statistics. ? The Sentencing Project Research and Advocacy for Reform?. http://w.ww.ala.org/aboutala/sites/ala.org.aboutala/. July 2008.
Many people claim it is a dangerous and risky if prisoners retain the right to vote in political matters. After all, they have somehow violated the laws of the state by committing a crime that led to their imprisonment. But democratic, constitutional states like Germany have not denied prisoners their right to vote. The following essay will argue in favour of that decision.
Many people have their own opinion about sentencing reform. Some people think that it should be change while others think that it should stay how it is. In my opinion i think that they should not change it. To start with, i think that the sentencing reform should stay the same because there 's too many crimes going on in this world. According to source 1 it states, “there is no question that crime rates will increase if sentencing reform provides large numbers of criminals with early release from prison and requires shorter sentences when they re-offend.”
This has led to absolutely no prison advocacy. Despite politician’s best efforts, crime is here to stay. Funding prisons and jails is necessary, but no one seems to want to. American sends people to prison to forget about them, and to punish them. And rather than updating its attitudes on sentencing, policy makers are trying to come up with laws that are outdated, and unfit for
The answer is overcrowding, unsafe work environments, higher cost of living, more aggression from inmates higher turnover rates form staff and loss of jobs for others higher taxes for counties that have to help fill the finical deficit. Nothing good can come from the consolidation of jails to try in cut cost. In terms of how it affects crime, inmates who are housed in jails or other detention facilities are there for a reason and have been found by a judge to serve x amount of time for the crime they committed. With the consolidation of jails and an overcrowding. Facilities are going to have no choice other than to start releasing inmates who don’t pose a great deal of threat in reoffending.
Another problem that is occurring in the parole system is the release of prisoners into the parole system who were unfairly placed in it due to reasons that have nothing to do with the convicted themselves. Prisons are becoming so overcrowded that the courts are looking to make room by getting rid of some of the existing residents (Kleiman, and Hawken), and this may seem like a great opportunity for the future parolees. But in the end it is doing more harm than good. There are different kinds of parole a prisoner could get assigned to them, if they are even eligible for parole at all. This problem happens in the case of Discretionary Parole, which is the type of parole that is brought up to the parole board to discuss (OVERVIEW).
Also race and gender plays a big factor when sentencing offenders. For example, in the book it states that African Americans receive harsher sentences on average than white or Asian American offenders and males have a longer sentencing than females. This is just causing people to be in jail who shouldn’t really be there and this is also the reason why jails are overpopulating. Someone who has possession of drugs should not be going to jail longer than someone who committed murder. Our system of sentencing isn’t so rational and fair when it comes to sentencing.