He was faced with making decisions that did not favor him, regardless of which one he made. He could have led the prisoner to complete safety and risked legal action himself or taken the prisoner to jail and have that weigh on his conscience. But, evidently, neither of those decisions would end up having a positive ending, as he faced the wrath of the prisoner’s unruly acquaintances, even though he never wanted anything to do with the situation from the beginning. Many times in life, people will have to make decisions or undertake actions they do not necessarily want to do. And the decisions a person has to make will not always favor him or her or the rest of society.
o For example, the area of the courts and concerns over jury nullification This concern stems from the larger issue of citizens serving as the conscience of the community and a jury’s ethical obligation to abide by law but its refusal to convict in a situation which would lead to an unjust result. One great ethical dilemma we face is sentencing juveniles to life-without-parole. A drastic punishment is to give a person a criminal sentence of life with no possibility of parole. What this does is banishes the person from having any social interactions in the world outside those cement walls. This punishment is viewed to be
The above quotes really speak volumes as to explaining my experience interning at the Criminal Justice Center. Before the internship I was under the impression that that courts were not effective and that they operated in a way that was not beneficial to the offender. Hearing about the past experiences of defendants that have been to court, lead to the belief that the courts were biased and did not allow defendants their Constitutional right to a fair and impartial trial. Along with this, it seems that those defendants had cases that were drawn out and over two years old at times. This suggested that the courts were not upholding their promise of providing a speedy trial.
There are many instances, even today, where people are put in a controlled environment, and when they are released they are unaware of how to function normally in society. For example, many prisoners who are released after an extended period of time will commit the same crimes again to be sentenced again, because they know and understand the prison environment now more than they do societies. One Flew Over the Cuckoo 's Nest shows just how difficult being thrown into a new environment can be not only on a person 's mental health, but also physical
Juveniles that have committed grave crimes should be charged as an adult. Although it is argued that their minds have not fully developed, it should not act as a reason to lessen their punishment. Minors should be able to differentiate between right and wrong, and must hold responsibility for their ultimate decision. Grave crimes that juveniles cause will also affect the victim’s family and friends. The impact they leave upon them will stay throughout their lives, permanently changing a part of their minds.
Struggling to find a job, barely making end meet coping with reality crucially affected his well-being. Society has made it difficult for felons to continue their life in a positive way. Many felons are prevented from any success which crucially affects their well being.
The administration of prison have a great responsibility to ensure that the prisoners have supervision and treatment in the line of the law, while respecting their human rights, and that the period that they’re incarcerated is used to prepare them for life outside following their release. Often enough the national legislature is outdated and needs to revised and edited. Staff confidence is usually lacking and having effective leadership to drive prison reform is for the most part nonexistent. At most prisons worldwide the information collection and management systems are inadequate, this hinders the development of strategies and policies that are reliable and effective. The development of training programs for prison managers to gain an effective role in leadership and staff to apply standards in their daily practices would provide much needed assistance in reforming the national
The prisoner also believes he knew what was his future based on where he was at the time, until he ventured out and discovered things weren’t as easy as they seem. Upon his realization, that things were not as he perceived them, he had to adapt to the new way of thinking. Adaption is often scary, and many people will tend to avoid it at all costs. Some people deny the need to adapt, even though it is apparent that adaption is eminent, because of fear of the unknown. The chained prisoners are indeed in denial and not willing to believe their fellow prisoners new found thought because, it goes against their already perceived
While avoiding crimes is a big problem there are many others such as court fees, insurance, and broken bonds in their families. The longer prisoners are held in conviction the harder it is for them to transform into society which is very problematic. The Idea of restraint is nice however this causes convicts to lack everyday skills develop a new life, and transforms
Even in a changing and tough situation I can stay strong and handle whatever the obstacle I 'm facing, thanks to my confidence that I gained from pursuing my passion. In my opinion, discovering your passion is the first step to make your life enjoyable and meaningful. Whatever your passion is, it will lead you to a better version
Contrastingly, attorneys are not supposed to sign the book. He felt humiliated by the way that the officers grabbed him. The example depicts the system of mass incarceration that works as a networked system, and people are not willing to break away from the
This currently prevents many people from finding employment. Which leaves them with the only option to commit crimes again. He would give judges the power to depart from mandatory minimums laws if they are on the best interest of the law. This is would be very beneficial for us since people make stupid mistakes sometimes and life in prison is way too severe. Also having a person sent to prison cost money, especially if they have serve a life sentence.
As a felon, coming out of prison all you know is how to live in prison, many are unsure how to go back into a normal functioning society and move along productively. Restoring, but also limiting their rights is a small way to show them that they are equal to all the others in society and keeps them from feeling like outcasts and the social pariahs that this world makes them out to be. Felons and Ex felons are equal to any other american citizen, their only difference is the ex felons have made mistakes in their past that have negatively affected them and their lives. However, mistakes made from the past should not affect people 's later lives in such a way that it can keep people from the obtaining the most basic of rights, this includes voting. Restoring the voting rights of ex felons would help them learn the value of the justice system and the law to strengthen their participation in average life practices.
It is clear to see that if incarcerated individuals could vote while in prison many negative factors they face would be prevented. However, Politician’s wouldn’t want this to happen because they know that this would go against or hurt their campaign for many reasons, one being they wouldn’t be able to successfully persuade both incarcerated individuals and those of us in society due to one party (incarcerated individuals or citizens) being able to benefit from the promises of the candidate and one not. This wouldn’t be beneficial to those who oversee private prisons either because they would be prosecuted if the truths came to light about the mistreatment and injustice of those who are in jail face in their day to day lives. These wrongdoings could be changed in many ways but if I had to step up and do it personally I would demonstrate through signing a petition or marching for change. Signing a petition that would speak out and highlight things that need to change to ensure a safe life for their inmates would ultimately cause the overseers to consider my proposition to prevent a scandal.
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).