It’s Just Punishment One of the first arguments supporting solitary confinement is the idea of punishment. When prisoners misbehave while serving their sentence, they may be put into solitary confinement so as to be punished for this misbehavior. This activity may include fighting, gang violence, or even drug affiliation. Many believe that this solitary confinement will aid in the reformation of the prisoner’s character, by allowing them time to reflect on their actions, or moreover, it is the best option available when no other form of punishment is successful.
A lot of research has been put into the effects of imprisonment and the variables that influence how an offender adapts to confinement, what some of the consequences of confinement are. Some of the variables that contribute to how an offender will adapt and socialize in prison, would be how they were raised and socialized before prison, the environment that the prison creates for the offenders; and the influences that offenders face in prison and the Cliques that they associate with and the support they have from within the community. Prison conditions need to be modified as well as the practices of most prisons in the United States, integrating more programs that will prepare an offender for a successful reintegration into society, as well as to insure a successful long-term adjustment to parole.
More Focus on Profits Prisons are responsible of providing care to and protecting human lives. While the residents in these institutions have committed crime, they still deserve to be treated ethically. But when money is brought into the situation, it turns these services into profit. Then, cost cutting will become an inevitable part of a business, and sacrifices will be made to the prisoners’ well-being in order to save some extra dollars. 2.
One of the major issues with the traditional prison design was the excessive mental pressure prisons often put on inmates and guards. According to some of the psychological researches, spaces by its size and scale, colors and windowless environment can also influenced the psychological effects on the ones who occupy them. Architectural design is all about the details, including choosing the appropriate colors, material and lighting for the specific function in the space, using the appropriate form, scale, and movement. Prison should improve and encourage becoming a place for mental health to lessen the risk of deterioration through close support, high-quality care and safe environment for the inmates to thrive.
The visitation is then recorded, should it be needed in the future. Visitation in the prison system has caused many additional hours to the regular day. When you take into consideration the time it takes to check in and search civilians for contraband. Then you take a look at the time and efforts it takes to conduct strip searches prior to visitation. The contraband that gets into the facilities is endless.
Severe punishments such as imprison are countered by some people because they believe that education and vocational training are more effective in reducing crime. While I agree that prisons are still in need, such methods mentioned above are proved to be wiser options. On the one hand, to maintain a prison system the government has to invest huge amount of funding to construct infrastructures, cater prisoners’ daily meals and so on. Therefore, if the number of those who are arrested declines, the authorities can use the fund for other paramount concerns such as healthcare services.
However, if this program is not performed with discretion and truly aiming to influence positively on the ex-convicts by making them a better person and giving them a chance to get back in society without being discriminated, it may result in recidivism. Examples of rehabilitation programs would be educational programs that are offered in jail before the convicts are set free, probation services that will allow the convict show some change in a specific interval of time and even include them in job placement agencies which will help them find jobs. In conclusion, crime nowadays is increasing around the world and surely there are many ideas out there that would be useful to reduce crime rates, however, we must start from somewhere in order to achieve results and be a role model for the other countries to make a change, so why not begin with Bulgaria. Nevertheless, with the above mentioned five specific recommendations and examples that I have listed, I truly think that crime rates in Bulgaria may be reduced if they are enforced and adhered to
The only effective programs Stratton believes are helpful, are the ones that give counseling and education to prisoners. Statistically,
They also expressed that they were more likely to suffer abuse from colleagues rather than prisoners, which is extraordinary (Prison Reform Trust, 2006). This demonstrates that there needs to be a stronger awareness in the CJS through the use of adequate education in order to develop and change attitudes. A support network called RESPECT was founded in 2000 for those that work for the prison service from a minority ethnic background and half who experienced racism said they received no support from the network that was designed to support them (Prison Reform Trust, 2006). Even though, there are countless laws, charities and originations implemented to protect minority groups, discrimination still takes place.
This has detrimental effects, not only for the prisoner, but also for prison authorities in that a situation of "them" and "us" often develops. Behavioural treatment programmes can be the required motivation in an inmate's positive adjustment, both psychologically and sociologically, to the prison environment. * Although programmes should not be aimed at changing behaviour itself, a variable that can never really be evaluated, they may open a more positive dialogue between staff and prisoner, thereby establishing a sound foundation for the personal development of prisoners serving life
Prisons have become recruitment centers for a period of time or lifetime. Inmates are sometimes recruited to follow the path of others in order to gain respect or to benefit from the actions, which take place. Prisoners who are brought to the U.S to serve time have
In treatment the abuser is taught to break the old patterns of thinking and to learn new skills for avoiding drug use. Offenders with a sever drug problem will need more intense treatment (example, Minimum of 3 month). To start treatment the offender will need
Incarcerated Americans face many challenges when they attempt to re-enter society. Inmates that are released from prison have no money, no job, and in many cases, no place to live. On top of these challenges former inmates face, they must also navigate the same pressures and temptations that landed them in the American prison system in the first place. To make matters worse, these ex-offenders are typically released into the same environment that they left when they were originally incarcerated, adding to the dangers of these temptations. The key elements that create a successful reentry into society post incarceration include; finding and keeping a solid, decent paying job, finding a safe place to live, preferably away from the dangers
Does it make sense to lock up 2.4 million people on any given day, giving the U.S the highest incarceration rate in the world. More people are going to jail, this implies that people are taken to prison everyday for many facilities and many go for no reason. People go to jail and get treated the worst way as possible. This is a reason why the prison system needs to be changed. Inmates need to be treated better.
Incarceration has long been part of our corrections facilities in maintaining and holding criminals confined to themselves and harmless to the outside world. That’s not the exactly the way it is anymore, now they are creating treatment programs to rehabilitate people into better normal class citizens in prison because of the effects it has on prisoners in and outside the walls along with people they are associated with. For instance one article stated how in Germany they created state of the art treatment programs to help treat the criminals with their addictions. It was said to have great results in the treatments, but the program was very costly, so it was shut down. While another program in New York is trying to help the incarcerated fathers, by letting them portray the father