When an innocent is killed, there is no way to compensate for their death. You may think that this sort of predicament is a rare occasion, but evidence shows that from 1973 up to now, over 150 of people who were sentenced to death in the United States were exonerated after being tried again. Besides this, there is also the very real possibility of a suspect who is guilty of manslaughter being sentenced for homicide instead. The usage of the death penalty is often looked down upon because of the suffering it causes the convict. We tend to dehumanize criminals and forget that they too are real people who have the capacity to experience pain, fear and loss.
External classification involves the security level and Internal classification involves housing placement in prison based on the criminals background and individual needs. Other programs are Orientation to the institution and faith-based and veteran dorms. Work assignments are also an important program to prison life. By using Operational assignments to perform everyday prison activities and Community operations the prisoners are allowed to work and earn a wage. This is lead by the PIECP who work with real world industries to provide prisoners work opportunities.
However, this type of punishment just allows criminals to kill again. According to studies done in recent years, if each killer was to receive the death penalty it would save between 3 and 18 lives per convict (Evans, “Capital Punishment” 1). Life without parole is just providing more and more opportunities for murder. Along with this, life imprisonment has an effect on the prisoners.”Once entering the penitentiary the individual feels in a greater or smaller measure, depending on the age, on his psychological structure, social maturity and level of culture, the effect of liberty deprivation and react in a personal manner to this situation”( Rus 2). A “range of psychical and psycho-social turmoil”, which may start off silent and grow into aggression ( Rus 2).
Higher Efficiency In a study completed by the U.S. Department of Justice, jails reported being better able to manage and control inmates with mental illness when they had specific positions responsible for handling crises and treatment, (Steadman and Veysey, 1997). This plays an important role in the reduction of violence within prisons. If jails don’t feel equipped to supervise or control mentally disordered inmates, then they may be less efficient at doing their job, which could lead to violent behavior. One of the types of treatment in this study was short term treatment, through case management services. This is when an inmate is assigned to a case manager, who facilitates the inmates in having access to the resources they need.
Overall, United States prison policy must be amended and enforced on various levels to accommodate for the ultimate mental and physical well being of prisoners. As well as systemic properties, the government also dictates prisoners rights. Prisoners
The solution, some might suggest, to minimize racial discrepancies in capital sentencing is to eliminate the ability of prosecutors to disqualify anyone with qualms about capital punishment from the jury pool. Jury selection in capital cases often takes weeks, if not months, as the “death qualified” jurors are isolated by the State. Numerous studies have shown that those who survive the death qualification process are inherently biased towards conviction. People who have no qualms about the death penalty favor the State. They would be more likely to convict in a jay-walking
Reduce sentence lengths and ensure consistent sentencing practice. 10. Develop opportunities for parole or other forms of early release and assist prisoners on release to prevent their return to prison. These are some measures to prevent the overcrowding of prison which is major root cause of many problems in the prisons. As, discussed second problem of pre-trail detainees, there is also a ten-point method or measures to prevent or to lessen the no.
Unfortunately, my son isn’t the only person that had been doomed to this undeserved ending. A study has shown that every 1 in 25 people sentenced to death in the US is innocent. You may not consider it to be a lot, but the families of those, such as myself, beg to differ. The worst part, the death penalty is irreversible. Misjudgements can lead to people paying for crimes they did not commit.
The CO's are there to keep the prisoner's in order, but what about officers'? There are ethics and codes that officers themselves must abide by, set by the prison just like the convicts they oversee daily. Criminal Justice professionals make decisions every day and they have to be able to recognize when an issue involves ethical issues. Therefore, in order to recognize these issues and make appropriate and smart decisions, it is important that the criminal justice professional study ethics. In order to make a good ethical decision, the officers' will have the ability to apply knowledge of ethics, know the ethical terminology and the concepts needed in making a good
The Death Penalty, loss of life due to previous crimes and actions, is believed by some to be extremely costly, inhumane, and cruel unlike some others whom believe it is just, right, and provides closure. The Death Penalty is not a quick and easy process. Most who get sentenced to deaths row wait years for their ultimate punishment of death. Some believe that it is not right to punish and kill a human for actions they have done because, they believe that the inmate should have another chance. Then others believe that it is right to punish someone for their actions especially if their actions involve killing another or multiple humans.
The thought of spending life in prison for committing a murder is very scary to me. You would think that could deter criminals from committing that crime. In many it does not. To some people the thought scares and prevents them from committing crime. So criminals weight the possibility of getting away with the crime.