In America, 2.3 million people are in prison. American has the highest prison population in the world. This is due to “tough on crime laws” that have been enforced since the 1960’s. Although these laws do help keep crime off the street, they have done more harm than good for our country. Mass incarceration is a major issues in America, it leads to poverty, broken families, money wasted, and many other problems.
Mega-corporations stepped in and offered a solution. They would not only cover basic contracting services but also completely manage and operate entire prisons. In the last three decades, states struggling financially to operate prisons turned to private companies for help under the auspice that private companies can operate prisons more efficiently and “eliminate wasteful bureaucracy that often characterizes government” (Brickner, et al, 2011). The assertion is that outsourcing the responsibility of running a prison to a private contractor, and states only paying based on occupancy, meant states could significantly reduce their costs. In 1984
On the other hand, the prohibition of alcohol had a very negative affect on the economy. Distilleries were being shutdown due to the ban of production of alcohol. Railroads lost products to distribute, therefore, profit was lost. Stores where alcohol was sold had less product to sell, therefore, money was being lost. Since alcohol had a high tax, the tax revenue decreased tremendously, which caused more government spending.
African Americans were payed handsomely by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to spy on the Black Panthers and gain knowledge of future Black Panther actions. The FBI sent the local police forces to raid Panther's headquarters, which "resulted in the imprisonment or death of party members, and hastened the decline of the group in 1968" (Carson 361). Ultimately, police harassment took a toll on the Panthers as it restrained them from accomplishing their future
Zach Bova Professor Leguizamo Core LLC: Human Behavior in Perspective 20 October 2015 Summary of “The New Jim Crow” In Michelle Alexander’s book “The New Jim Crow” she analyzes how there is a pattern of young black men getting incarcerated because of the war on drugs, and how the policies that have been set by the federal government are discriminatory. She is suggesting that law enforcement is abusing their power in black communities and that the war on drugs is actually giving them the right to do so. With these policies set in place police are allowed to stop and search a person if they believe that they look suspicious in any way. Throughout the book the author presents the readers with a point of view showing the discrimination that still exists in America today. The original Jim Crow Laws enforced segregation in America; she is interpreting the war on drugs as “The New Jim Crow.” The author begins by explaining how she thinks that although as a country
This is extremely unfair treatment and have set up stereotypes in society.. Where for example if a wealthy person gets into a fight usually they say “well oh boys will be boys”. If we were to see that happen with a poor person specifically from the hood he would then be seen as a “thug”. People in society tend to think that these type of things are okay and they become the norm. These types of things are not okay and makes one realize how important money really is and how much it can contribute to certain situations. Which brings one to think justice is never served because no matter the consequence it 'll never
Once again, I understand that businesses have to survive, but there are better ways to do so. If there was ever an unethical company, Providian is it. Providian defrauded millions of dollars from its customers. If I recall this correctly, in the film it had two entrepreneurs with a business called “People First Recoveries”. The two buy bad debt from all over the country in hopes of one day making huge profits and for them to attempt to collect their money they have peoples’ personal information they use against them.
Just as Roosevelt did, it places the blame for the Great Depression on the dynastically wealthy. However, the comedic approach is not as direct and is not taken as serious as Roosevelt’s attack. It even makes the viewer somewhat sympathetic towards the Ball family. The patriarch of the Ball family, J.B. Ball is one of the richest bankers in America. During this time, bankers were hated by most Americans.
In The Great Gatsby there are two kinds of wealth, old money and new money. Those with new money often times “earned it” illegally by bootlegging alcohol to towns and cities throughout the United States. The wealthy with old money inherited it from past generations of oil salesmen, factory owners, or inventors. Whether they inherited the money or got hold of it illegally they 're all the same. They waste it and then they want more, the rich can never be satisfied.
The United States Government spends a lot of money($75 billion) on locking people up and helping big businesses than helping prisoners. Many prisoners probably spend hours, days, or probably months in solitary confinement. Once they get out of solitary confinement the prisoners behavior changes like they won’t talk to no one and they just rather be by themselves cause they can’t be around big groups of people cause that 's what solitary confinement does to the mind of people.Haney’s research has shown “that many prisoners in supermax units experience extremely high levels of anxiety and other negative emotions. When released--often without any "decompression" period in lower-security facilities--they have few of the social or occupational skills necessary to succeed in the outside world”. Rehabilitation programs can help prisoners with this disorder and help them out by them getting back their socializing skills back so they can succeed in the outside world.