Many succumb to pleading guilty and never have the opportunity to speak with a lawyer or public defender. The war on drugs propagated by the prison-industrial complex is a failed draconian system that should be replaced with an emphasis on rehabilitation and removing the focus on low-level offenders that do not significant reduce the drugs on the market. The film The House I Live In by Eugene Jarecki, highlights similar problems that people, especially low-income minorities face when dealing with the justice system. Lack
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/.
However, this is not possible to happen while he is out of the prison. During the period that this person will be out of the jail, there is a possibility that he will commit the same or even worse felonies than before. Additionally, some criminals cannot understand by themselves that they have psychological issues and that they need help from a doctor. In prison, they can get help, think about their faults and participate in various programmes. With this way, they will get help, and at the same time, they will get the punishment that they deserve.
The judge then called a client from “the box.” I honestly did not know that “the box” was for clients of drug court that do not follow the rules. This can be anywhere to, not doing their UA’s, group meetings, job searching, failing a UA and much more. The first client out of “the box” had been none compliment with the rules of drug court. He was then asked by the judge to explain himself as to why he is in the box. The client got very hostile towards the judge along with the counseling staff that he works with.
For the past years there has been a debate on whether juveniles should be tried as life without parole or life with parole. In my opinion juveniles who commit first or second degree murder should not receive a mandatory sentence to life without parole. Although the juveniles are underage they are well informed of what’s right and what’s wrong, but some of them have difficulty understanding of what they are doing at the moment of the crime because they are angry and act before thinking clearly. I agree with the majority of supreme court justices who believe that mandatory life sentences are unconstitutional, unfair and inhumane because juveniles are immature, their brain is not completely developed, and they are unaware of long term impact
A child who commits a horrible mistake should not have to pay for it and endure the consequences for the rest of his life. Juveniles who have senselessly committed have been punished with a life sentence with no chance of parole and no chance of rehabilitation. The fact that jury’s and judges are giving juveniles life in prison instead of giving them a chance of remorse and recovery is not just and should be changed. There is a huge difference between a child who commits murder mindlessly and a child who is mentally ill and needs serious help. Therefore, there should be a different consequence for each of them.
Moreover, there is no way to know if the crime committed was by force. One might feel bad that if a young teen was in prison several years. Although, as a young teen, he should not have been sentenced for it, for that long. One could be in serious trouble for committing a murder, but not sentenced for thirty five years.Therefore, young teens who commit crimes should not be tried as adults in courts of law,
The abusive and alcoholic mother led him to commit many crimes when he grew up. He was placed in jail for over half his life. When he got to San Francisco and created his cult, it was not based on worship to god but of being the most elite people. Charles told them that they would be safe in the Mojave Desert and he used a lot of manipulation and control over the people. He abused, raped and verbally hurt people for them to stay in the cult and get they “help” they “needed”.
All our life we commit mistakes, but should a young teen’s life be taken away in a an instant because of an idiotic mistake they made? According to the eighth amendment, “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” It would be cruel to give a young teen a mandatory life sentence without parole without giving them the chance to redeem him/herself and get their life back together. I understand that there are crimes that have no forgiveness, however there are several teens that don 't realize what they are doing. “Young people are biologically different from adults” (Garinger 1). In this case, I agree with the majority of the Supreme Court Justice who believe that mandatory life
This lack in faith is reinforced by the unlikelihood of convicting the attacker. If a crime is reported to police it is usually dismissed due to a lack of evidence. Many instances of sexual assault are often labeled as "unfounded" by police, meaning the police disregard the report as hearsay since there was insufficient evidence to convict an attacker(Doolittle, 2017). Usually, the cases labeled unfounded ( after being reviewed by police) found no violation against the law. The Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (UCR) (an overview of sexual assaults compiled by police) does not include cases of unfounded sexual assault as they are either unreliable and create discrepancies regarding reporting(Rotenburg, 2017).
In addition to that there are more things that need to be changed within prison institutions. For example, solitary confinement should be one of the main things the people and government push to put an end to because of the emotional and physical stress it puts people through.Just by seeing the emotional toll spending 9 days in a prison did to these normal people we can now see that clearly there are things that need to be changed. Not only should this experiment not have been done, the people shouldve been told what they were getting themselves
Most people tend to critique adults and Juveniles differently and similar depending on the subject that is being discussed. What happens when they commit a crime should they be treated equally or should one be given a break because they are less experienced. In a case on June 25, 2012 the subject, whether a juvenile should receive a life sentence arose in the Supreme court. This Conflict leads me to believe that Juveniles should receive the life sentence they truly deserve not based on their age or their status of their mentality, but it should be based on the damage that they caused. Some people give sympathy to the juveniles who were raised in tough neighborhoods and argue that some teenagers grew up with crime around them, that they
This is a very harsh punishment especially for someone who did not commit a murder crime. Many people in prison that has commited a murder crime or second degree murder and is offer life with parole, which is not fair. Committing a crime does deserve some type of punishment but punishing a young child for life in prison is not fair. Yes, the child should be punished for the crime they committed but it should not be a curel punishment, but a reasonable punishment. Also, by a child being in prison at a young age will reduces the child from graduating high school or even college.