Prison Problems in the U.S. The United States have the biggest incarceration rate in the world. Our prisons are full of convicts, rapists, and murderers. One of our biggest problems are is that we don't have enough money too feed them and keep a roof over their heads. Another issue is the proportion of middle aged men in our country are either black or hispanic. It causes issues because colored people think white people (esspecially white police officers) are racist. There has been a lot of police brutality toward colored people yet white people have to endure that too, we are all equal. The U.S. needs to ensure officers aren't being to violent yet keep it so we know we are safe. Another conflict is prison violence,
In conclusion I think that Puerto Rico could have a positive effect on the U.S. in many ways, such as the pros listed above. I do believe that Puerto Rico becoming a state could hurt the U.S. in many ways also, it would also hurt them in many ways as
Puerto Ricans have long suffered racial stereotypes similar to those targeting Mexican Americans and African Americans. They often were referred to by the derogatory term “spic” and also have been viewed as a criminal a lot. For example, stereotypes of Puerto Ricans as criminals influence police actions in numerous Puerto Rican communities, which are often more closely patrolled than poor or affluent white areas.
Peurto is not a state, but it is a united states territory.It became a territory in 1898. It became a territory following the Spanish American War. The island became a US territory in the Treaty of Paris. The island has been a territory ever since. The people of Puerto Rico are natural born US citizens and are governed by a constitution. It is the most populated of all US territories. Its form of currency is the US dollar and has a population of 3.548 million.
In 1493, Christopher Columbus found the island of Puerto Rico and claimed it to the Spanish naming it San Juan Bautista. The island did not become known as “Puerto Rico” until the year 1521. Puerto Rico was then conquered by Juan Ponce de Leon in 1509. The indigenous people of the island were Taino indians who became slaves after the Spanish arrived. As many Taino indians died
Religion, culture, beliefs, and ethnic customs can influence how patients understand health concepts, how they take care of their health, and how they make decisions related to their health (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2015). As a nurse, it is important to understand that not every patient shares the same healthcare beliefs. A nurse must be able to perform his or her duties without judgement and care for each patient with respect for their own unique set of beliefs and morals. In this paper, the Puerto Rican culture will be discussed, from family units to religious and cultural beliefs, as well as how Western Medicine fits into their healthcare.
In 1971, 1 out of 12 Americans were incarcerated. Since that time, the prisoner ratio has exponentially increased; today, that ratio is 1 out of 51. With that number continuing to rise, many problems result out of it. Prison overcrowding is a growing problem in the United States. The number of people being taken in has regressive effects on the purpose behind imprisonment. Though the prisoners are not there for a comfortable and enjoyable stay, ethical rights are being ignored. How can a someone carry out their sentence rightfully if the focus is taken away from them and put on the judgment of the courts and justice system? Prison overcrowding is without a doubt problematic and inhumane. The mandatory sentencing laws, lack of attention on
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Thesis: It is very important for the sake of Americans tax dollars that we change the way that prisons are run and increase the productivity of inmates so when they are released from jail they are ready to be a productive member in society and have the confidence to achieve new goals.
Additionally, in an attempt to foster an increase in professionalism within the correctional community, care and consideration must be taken with the care and housing of inmates both privately operated and those operated by some branch of the government. “The quality of prisons has improved from the past, but there continue to be too many inhumane new prisons. New construction does not always result in a prison conductive to humane incarceration” (Bartollas,
Imagine being locked up in a confined space with little to no air conditioning, concrete walls, concrete floors, poor sanitation, rowdy peers, no soft comforts of a home, and a lack of the everyday basic needs. What I am describing to you is a little thing called prison overcrowding.
The Yuma territorial Prison is a former prison located in yuma, Arizona, Opened in 1875, it is one of the yuma crossing and Associate sites on the National Register of Historic places in the Yuma crossing National Heritage area.Three significant this about the prison is the Education of yuma,The economy of the Yuma territorial prison , and how after the closing of the prison it became very useful. If the prison would have stayed open there would have been more reason to write about but it turned into a national park by the United States of America. And people now go there to see how it was to be a prison in the 1800-1900. And Also the prison would have been still here if it was not teared down by the yuma territorial prison town people, for
Sitting in the waters of the Caribbean Sea are two islands known as Cuba and Puerto Rico. When viewing these islands, the most common error individuals make is mistaking the two islands as being identical to each other. In reality, Puerto Rico and Cuba each have distinct differences that make themselves unique.
Many Puerto Ricans have always dreamed of seeing their beautiful commonwealth become its own country. American laws today are imposed on the territory, but by leaving Puerto Rico to make its own choices, the citizens could design their government whichever way they would like. This choice has the support of many current Americans, from former inhabitants of Puerto Rico wishing for independence to politicians not wanting to support the island in times of need. On the contrary, Puerto Rico has been the colony of a nation for hundreds of years. They have not had independence since before Spain took over the island in the 1500s, and because of that, it could be disastrous to simply cut all ties with the nation. The United States would need to slowly cut ties with the island and help it set up a system of democracy that would be
Since Cuba is a primary tourist state with many industries, it creates tons of waste annually. In a year, roughly about 113.5 gallons of seawater are subject to the dumping of agricultural, industrial, and urban waste. Furthermore, 864 gallons of water in lakes and rivers throughout the country is also contaminated. A large part of the contamination comes from the ground after plants and trees have been soaked in fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides. The chemicals are absorbed into the ground and travel into surrounding bodies of water. This makes sense as Cuba’s warm climate is ideal for farming and makes up a large part of its economic well being. Moreover, industrial liquids have recently been reported of being dumped directly into the water. The contamination that occurs due to the nickel industry is one of the most serious contributors of water pollution in Cuba. Roughly about 3 gallons of chemicals from only one of the three nickel factories are dumped into the