Money spent on one prisoner can vary from $50,000 to more than $80,000, more than what is spent on one student in Canada. Harsher punishments were also set for younger criminals, which affects my generation greatly. These prisons are holding so many people, and many more are being thrown in jail, that we need more jails; more money. At the prisons, young criminal offenders are not being taught how to be good citizens, they are taught how to be better criminals. If this continues, what will happen to this generation?
This has only led to more and more prisons being created which cost a lot of money. “Since 1984 more than twenty new prisons have opened in California , while only one new campus was added to the California State University system and none to the University of California system”(Davis 686). Instead of focusing on creating safer environments for those who live in areas where crime is predominant we are only building more prisons to just lock everyone up. This is not really solving anything rather it is just avoiding the whole issue itself. Creating theses prisons cost a lot of money because there are man things required in maintaining a prison running.
Prison used to be looked at has a place to try a rehabilitate someone from their crimes so they may join society again has a law-abiding citizen, however, that has changed recently has we have begun to see the government turn these duties over to privately owned prisons. Turning the rehabilitation process into a form of business that has become very lucrative. The government did this to save money and cutback cost, however, with the correctional system turning into a large business it needs consumers, those consumers have come in the form of minority prisoners punished harshly for non-violent crimes now spending 2-8 years in prison in a lot of circumstances if not more. This factor has been a big aid in sending minority members to prison because private owners have spent so much money on facilities that they expect to have them occupied which in some cases puts pressure to provide prisoners. And in other cases elites work in cohort to make sure the prison population remains high so they may all benefit
In today's society more and more violence is occurring each and everyday. With the increase of violence, the inmate population grows and locations of inhabiting inmates are rising as well. In his article, Private prisons, career correctional administrator and academic, Richard P. Setier argues that the private prisons care about the well being of inmate not about making money. Setier jumps right into debunking myths and explains the realities and educational side of private prisons. He explains how they myths stem form inadequate information of what the corportation represent and what they value
This article written by Patrick Larmour, an inmate at High Desert State Prison, talks assiduously about the different type of “hustles” found within prison. According to Larmour “cash rules everything” even inside prison, where there is not an abundance of cash. These hustles are other ways for these inmates to earn cash. The way Larmour structures his article he separates the type of hustles that are found within the prison. The first are hustles like smuggling drugs and cellphones, selling pharmaceutical meds, making alcohol and extortion.
Many people question what happens behind bars to those who have committed Federal crimes. Are these criminals days filled with eating, being locked up in their cells and an hour outside a day? For many this might be true, but for the inmates in Otisville, N.Y. their days are much different. Otisville has been greatly recognized as having developed one of the best educational programs in Federal prison systems. This reason pertains to the fact that over half of the inmate population is enrolled.
The other thing is that each death row prisoner to maintain the prisoner cost taxpayers 90,000 more per year, but without the death penalty cost 740,000, while to use the death penalty cost 1.26 million. The crimes are also pretty severe to have you be sent to death row, “The capital offenses include espionage, treason, and death resulting from aircraft hijacking. However, they mostly consist of various forms of murder such as murder committed during a drug-related drive-by shooting, murder during a kidnapping,murder for hire, and genocide.” There can be many reasons why you can be sent to death row. The question you need to ask yourself, is it worth taking the life of someone, or should we forgive and forget? People can look at the death penalty in a lot of different ways.
There are many teenagers in the United States who are being charged life without parole in adult prison for crimes such as: involvement in a murder, second degree murder, first degree murder, and involuntary murder. Most people believe that when it comes to a juvenile murdering someone, they should be put in prison for life and tried as adults because it’s better for everyone in the situation. It’s understandable that adults believe teens know right from wrong even though their brains aren’t fully developed. Although they could be right, it’s proven that the majority of juveniles who are admitted to the adult system tend to develop mental disorders and are found to become more aggressive because of their surroundings, as a teenager myself, I believe there are other ways other than punishment for life for
Even though mental hospitals are overpopulated, prisons do not have the proper material needed to help the the disordered criminals. There are way more benefits of sending a criminal to a hospital rather than prison. It has been proven that many mentally ill criminals are negatively affected and have a higher chance of reoffending by being sent to prison. Our crime rates are increasing dramatically due to the amount of people who are committing crimes because they are mentally unstable. These rates will continue to increase if these people are not given the proper help needed.
This man did not deserve freedom because even after going to prison for forgery and finished his time he left prison stealing money from the prison. Stewart was a man sentenced to yuma territorial prison but because he was insane they sent him to an asylum where he spent some time. After he was cleared they sent him back to the prison to finish the remainder of his time and was actually threatening to take his own life but later it was found out that he dug a hole and escaped from the yuma territorial prison. Even though the placement of the prison was clever it doesn’t stop everyone. Something else that made the Yuma Territorial Prison significant and much needed was, yuma was a very small town and with a small town they’re were more criminals than innocent people.
Those in favor of this system also argued that the 2005 Supreme Court ruling jeopardized the safety of inmates, especially newcomers. Inmates in prison tend to organize themselves into races, each individual within a race looks after the other (Walsh). This was a form of protection and for newcomers, those who help them adjust and not make irrational mistakes were the ones who were from the same race (Walsh). When same raced cells were eliminated the protection of returning or new inmates were eliminated and in order to find protection they usually found a gang (Walsh). For these reasons many Californian penitentiaries carry out this highly segregated
Criminal Justice: We, The Rainbow Party, believe that criminal justice should be very more different. Instead of the criminals facing time in prison we think they should just go to a rehabilitation center to get treated. Some criminals do the things they do because they have a mental problem and if they are just locked in a place full of other criminals they will only be influenced more harshly and won 't get the help they need. On the other hand, being in a rehabilitation center puts them in a position to be forced to get help and go to counseling. We as a party think prison is a harsh place were a very large amount of criminals come together and either argue and gang up on others or they stay far away in fear of getting raped or hurt.