As he spends more time at the North Hills Group Home and the rehabilitation centers it is helping Reef not to fall back into his original habits. The quote “Once a criminal, always a criminal” should not be used as they characterize all law breakers, reminding us that certain individuals can learn from their mistakes, reconsidering that criminals can change. A change in lifestyle can affect criminals attitude & mind in a positive way. At the beginning, Reef was sentenced to North Hills Group Home. Reef was limited on such things like his constant swearing and being able to go
Not only are the cops and citizens violating the right, but the government is demonstrating such action as well. For example, the controversial topic of the border between the U.S and Mexico. The government discriminates against Hispanics because of the situation and are going against the Declaration by trying to get in their way of their pursuit of happiness. Another example of such action is in Massachusetts. The government has separated a larger groups of people with psychiatric labels and put them into another class and dehumanized them by believing that since they can’t function physically and mentally by themselves, that they be stripped of their inalienable rights.
However, is incarceration the answer to who society deems a menace, absolutely not. The overrepresentation of men and women of color, and people incarcerated for drug offenses are the effect of some changes that were made in the list forty years. Most of the people who are in prison are in prison for a reason, and that reason is because of sentencing policy. It is worth mentioning the jail and prison is sometimes the answer, however it should not be the answer for some low-level offenders. The recent laws and policy are the reasons why the prison and jail population have increased, and why people stay for longer.
Addressing this issue causes a huge debate due to stigmas. Many believe that any convicted criminal should be set away from society. This is due to the stigma that anyone convicted is a “delinquent” or is “crooked, evil, or a possible murderer.” But, it is quite naive to believe that prisons should be set separate from society. It is crucial that services are provided inside those walls to aid the inmates whom-with a few exceptions- will be released and it is our job and in our interest to ensure that they will not return to crime and be locked up yet again. Assisting them would be to not lock up people for pretty silly crimes, to relieve the problem of overcrowding, to not believe that a person of a darker skin tone is more likely to commit a violent crime, to as a whole support non violent offenders to turn around their life during their sentence and be released ready to start over and be welcomed back with open arms instead of silenced whispers and icy stares, to rid these prisons of industrialization and profit and encourage rehabilitation, rejuvenation, and
However, I believe it is the inmate 's life choices that determine whether they re-offend or not. Latino 's would most likely re-think before re-offending due to the racial profiling that was done in the jail. Some may say the harsh circumstances that Sheriff Arpaio provided were inhumane and humiliating to the inmates. The Tent City was widely known worldwide, and deterred others from committing a crime; in order to, not end up in the
Russell saw how many veterans where coming and going through municipal courts with charges related to their untreated conditions as a result of war who were going to jail or prison, which only makes the situation worse with already emotionally and physically sensitive vets. Russell knew there had to be a way to better serve those who once served us with nothing but courage. With Vet Courts defendants can expect to be treated fairly, get access to VA benefits they need and in come cases, rehab or housing might even be a option. Defendants aren’t just given a slap on the wrist for committed crimes, instead public servants in vet courts go above and beyond to understand why these vets did what they did, what they can do to help them overcome these obstacles and to stay on the right path. With this pioneering system in place that had such a high success rate, courts across the pond started following in their footsteps.
The answer is overcrowding, unsafe work environments, higher cost of living, more aggression from inmates higher turnover rates form staff and loss of jobs for others higher taxes for counties that have to help fill the finical deficit. Nothing good can come from the consolidation of jails to try in cut cost. In terms of how it affects crime, inmates who are housed in jails or other detention facilities are there for a reason and have been found by a judge to serve x amount of time for the crime they committed. With the consolidation of jails and an overcrowding. Facilities are going to have no choice other than to start releasing inmates who don’t pose a great deal of threat in reoffending.
Brown v. Board of Education ended segregation, however, racial segregation was still prevalent in California prisons system, which are public facilities. Despite states not being allowed to segregate on the basis of race the prison systems in California assigned inmates housing by making race a predominant factor. On the basis that all races were separated equally, however,
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
Beside restorative justice, mass incarceration acts as another solution to decrease the amount of crime, yet it should be limited. There has been a longstanding debate over the effectiveness of correctional institutions. Some argue that incarceration deters offenders while others argue that the experience of being incarcerated causes individuals to continue in their life of crime. According to Bruce Western, a professor of sociology and director of the Malcolm Wiener Center, the drastically increase amount of incarceration resulted from problems such as harming prisoners, families, and social groups. He indicates, “Black are seven times more likely to be incarcerated than whites, and large racial disparities can be seen for all age groups and
In the first few episodes many of the “leaders” of the different demographic groups seek to establish themselves as the head of the whole prison. However this leads to fights, violence and many of the inmate who do not associate with a specify groups lives to be in danger since they do not have anyone to protect them. Cindy (Black Cindy) who is associated with the black inmates expresses her prejudice towards the new and only Muslim inmate Alison Abdullah. Though their exchanges are presented as comical as the bicker back and fforth about each others religious preferences. It does show how prisons do not think about how people must survive amongst eachtoehr there especial from such a marginalized religions such as Islam.