Prison Overcrowding and the Death Penalty There are 2.3 million people incarcerated in prison or jail in the United States of America. The United States of America has the highest incarceration of any country in the world. One out of five people in prison is in there for drug crimes (Rabuy, 2017). Prison overcrowding is inhumane and unnecessary to protect society from offenders. Prison overcrowding is due to mandatory minimum sentences, three strikes laws, the war on drugs, and lack of rehabilitation programs.
California overcrowding prisons conditions has gain National attention. The U.S. Supreme court has found that California is in violation of the 8th Amendment. California has been required to reduce their prison inmates by 40,000 inmates. California has utilized many options to reduce the inmate population within the prison system. California has to two years to reduce the inmates count in the prison system.
This was the highest number of deaths reported to the BJS Deaths in Custody Reporting Program since 2007 (www.ncjrs.gov). The leading cause of death is Suicide and heart disease is the second leading cause of death in prisons. One reason why inmates committed suicide is because of depression. They are numerous reasons why inmates become depressed. One reason why inmates are depressed is because of lack of support from family and friends or even just being able to see their family and friends, of course this falls in the category of their sentence.
According to John R. Lott Jr., PhD. “When states passed concealed carry laws during the 19 years we studied (from 1977 to 1995) the number of multiple- victim public shootings declined by 84%. Deaths from these shootings plummeted on average by 90% and injuries by 82%. In fact FBI crime data by economist and political commentator John R. Lott Jr, calculated that 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults, and 12,000 robberies could have been prevented between 1977 and 1992 if concealed carry could have been legal in every US state during that time period,”(ProCon.org). This proves that, by passing concealed carry laws, the percentage of crime has decreased ,and states have become safer due to restrictions but still allowing people to protect
The way African Americans are treated inside of jail and outside is actually disturbing. The United States is home to 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners. To think about how big this number is disturbing and numbers keep increasing. The United States prison population in 1970 was just above 327,000, and now the current prison population is just over 2 million. On the one hand I feel American Americans deserve some of the punishment that they get, but on the other I wonder why they are treated the way they are.
The death penalty has sparked the conversation since the eighteenth century and has taken hundreds of lives since, but is it cheaper to have someone sent to death row? The death penalty can be big deal, you are taking the life of someone who is a criminal, or a murderer, but it can also be an innocent person 's life. What crimes deserve the death penalty? Most of the time the death penalty is used only on the worst of crimes. 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.
These are all legitimate reasons to return a dog. How is it that a dog that was fostered in another’s home completely change when they go to their forever home? Stress. There is always a decompression period when you bring a cat or dog into a new environment. Think about how you would feel to have your life disrupted.
Despite our superiority, America still has a plethora of problems from within, one of them is a corrupted system of law enforcement. Our own law enforcement is one of the factors contributing to America’s downfall. What people think is keeping them safe is really just hurting them behind their backs. A publicist by the name of Shaun King has taken note that so far as of July 17, 2017, 660 people have been killed by police or some type of law enforcement. That would make this year alone to be one of the deadliest years since people had begun tracking this statistic back in 2013.
Human Rights: the right to equality, freedom from discrimination, the right to life, liberty, and personal security, freedom from slavery, freedom from torture and degrading treatment. When a new Death Row inmate enters prison, their human rights are automatically demolished and the prisoner now has zero rights. They shall spend the little time they have before execution being tested on by scientists and doctors without confirmation from the inmate. When a citizen deliberately breaks a law, the citizen turns into an inmate. Death Row Inmates are housed at Northern Correctional Institution.
As people fail to consider the needs of an animal when they’re purchasing one, the risk of abandoning them increases. Animal homelessness is a continuous problem in the United States and needs to be solved. Though animals are suffering on the streets and in animal shelters, people continue to buy their pets from breeders and puppy mills. “Nationally, only 20% of the dogs