Like in 1993 a man helped purchase a 5 pound brick of marijuana and got sentenced to life in prison without parole. (Wegman A.20) Or in 2010 Bernard Noble a father to 7 beautiful children was stopped and got arrested for a small amount in his pocket and had to serve 13 years in prison. (Wegman A.20) People are being arrested for the littlest of things and are getting a lot of years due to something that isn 't harmful. Billions of dollars are being wasted on people being placed in
At the time of his release, Horton had been serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for his role in the brutal robbery and murder of a 17-year-old gas attendant. Instead of returning to prison by the mandatory deadline, Horton went on a violent crime spree and became a fugitive from the law. While on the run, he allegedly raped a woman multiple times, assaulted her fiancé, and robbed the couple. After being captured by police, a judge berated the Massachusetts judicial system for releasing such a violent prisoner and sentenced Horton to two life terms to be served consecutively plus an additional 85 years behind bars. In conjunction with his prison
His sentence is changed from manslaughter and he has now been sentenced to 18-20 years in prison for manslaughter, followed by four to five years in prison for illegal possession of a firearm. (Ryan, 2013) During a trial, the evidence is again presented to a court of law or a jury. Being sentenced to Capital Punishment is very unlikely to happen for Burke, as the state of Massachusetts has abolished Capital Punishment and only uses it in very severe cases where the suspect is tried federally (McCarthy, 2014) instead of regionally, like the Boston Bomber Case. Burke most likely got this sentence, because he pleaded guilty, possibly after enough evidence was gathered to prove his guilt and thereby “has taken responsibility for shooting the victim, resulting in his death, over what appears to have been a dispute about money” (Boston.com, 2013) Burke is most likely to receive this sentence, because it is exactly the crime he committed. He committed manslaughter which was proven by the messages on the phone and apparently other evidence that has been found.
During the 1960’s and 1970’s President Nixon declared a war on drugs causing the demographic of criminals to shift as Attica was now a dumping ground for African Americans and Hispanics facing drug charges, causing Attica to become overcrowded, and increased the already poisonous racial atmosphere in the prison. During this time, the FBI and other agencies were cracking down on the Black Panther Party and other groups. These agencies were sending powerful leaders to prison and making them martyrs for their
Because of this there is heavy fines jail time and horrible consequences for the use of anabolic or any type of steroid. Evan just for carrying the drug you can receive a maximum offense of one year in jail and a one thousand dollar fine for the first offense. The maximum penalty for a first time use of steroids is five years in prison and a two hundred and fifty thousand dollar fine. Although that sounds like a lot the maximum amount for this crime is 10 years in prison and a half a million dollars, that’s double the amount from your first time. Steroids are considered such a dangerous drug that these penalties are huge and states Even have their own laws added on to federal laws for the use of anabolic steroids.
Federal prosecutors in the case against Jared Fogle have asked a judge to sentence the former Subway spokesperson to twelve years and seven months in prison reports the Associated Press. In August, Fogle pleaded guilty in an Indiana court to one count each of distribution and receipt of child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. The former carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, while the latter has a maximum of 30, but prosecutors agreed to a shorter sentence in a plea agreement. Fogle 's attorneys are asking for a 5-year prison term, telling the court that he is 'profoundly sorry ' for his actions. The prosecution however, wants the judge to give Fogle a maximum sentence to send a message.
When sent to court in Maricopa County he was found guilty of arson and the sentence could have been 10 to 20 years. However, during the proceeding Marin had swallowed cyanide to escape his fate. We also spoke about a Marxist theory that stated that government creates criminal laws to benefit the people who own the means of economic production. It reminded me of my previous post on the forum which spoke about private prison groups lobbying to create
Now, as I had previously mentioned, the term "mass incarceration" was coined in the 70's to describe the beginning of an era in which people are arrested in dramatically high numbers. During former US president Richard Nixon's time in office, he took on the war on crime and the war on drugs. Which at first glance looks like a positive thing but once you dive deeper into what his real motives are, it's rather eye opening. Let's start with the war on crime. During this time you had the black panthers who were people fighting for civil rights, people who were fighting for women's rights, and people who were fighting for gay rights.
Introduction: Attention getter: according to ohio.gov, over 4,000 people died of drug overdose in 2016. Relevance: drug abuse is a growing epidemic especially here in Ohio, which is ranked 2nd worst overdose rates in the united states. Credibility: multiple of my family members have been addicted to drugs and i have first hand experience of how drug abuse can affect someone's life, and how rehab affects people addicted to drugs vs how prison affects people addicted to drugs. Thesis & Preview: as a result of the growing drug epidemic in the United States, thousands die every year. There are many proposed solutions for this problem such as decriminalization, rehab, prison, and even the death penalty.
The law was intended for violent crimes. Three strikes laws are used excessively in for crimes like theft or drug possession. In California, Leandro Andrade was given two consecutive terms of twenty-five years to life for three felony theft, drugs and burglary in 1995 (Heyer, 2012). Perhaps Andrade could have been rehabilitated, but instead, he is one of many prisoners in the overcrowded prisons in California. Three strikes laws overcrowd prisons by giving people excessive sentences for crimes that do not fit the punishment.
An example of criminal code violations in which it is apparent inequity in sentencing is the “war on drugs.” This so called war on drugs is a campaign to prohibit drugs, military aid, and military intervention, with the goal of reducing illegal drug trade. Since this war on drugs the nation has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people in prisons and jails for drugs offenses. In 1980, 40,000 people were either waiting trial or serving time for a drug related offense that number has increased to around 500,000 in today’s time (American Bar Association). The problem which arose with this drug war was the disproportionate law enforcement presence in African American communities. A study done in “2005 showed that African Americans represented
economy. The United States is currently $19 trillion dollars in debt, with that number rising by the thousands every second (Chantrill). The annual revenue in the production of guns and ammunition in the U.S. contributes $13.5 billion to the economy. Added to that, the annual revenue of gun and ammunition stores in the U.S. is $3.1 billion. Taking away the firearms industry would do more harm than good to the American citizens.
You are a savage man. It is very obvious from the crimes you have committed that we cannot let you hurt people more. We will keep you as long in the jail as we can until you tries to lift off your fingers.” The Judge did not give him a ‘Lifelong Restriction’ instead he jailed him for 20 years; for Donald’s involvement in cases of assault, abuse, rape and, sexual and serious assaults. He repeatedly made assault on his former two partners. One of the lady was severely injured from October 2009 to 2011.