The Importance Of DNA Evidence In Prisons

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The number of DNA Evidence that had wrongly accused inmates was a total of 333 in thirty-seven states (“Exonerated DNA”). Inmates that have committed a crime have to take a DNA test. DNA Evidence will prove whether a convicted person is innocent or guilty. There is many unsolved cases due to the fact that DNA testing did not go the way it was supposed to and screwed up the results. Not taking peoples DNA is a major issue due to the fact that many people are wrongly convicted and are put into prison for a crime they did not commit. Keeping the DNA from inmates who did a crime should be kept because if they commit another crime the police can go back to their DNA and see if it matches the DNA from the crime. DNA Evidence is such a huge impact when it…show more content…
Prisons that are over populated cause inmates to disturb one another causing many problems due to the fact that prisons are rising just by the number of inmates they have. Judges who walk through prisons often find that they are roughly crowded, they say that if prisons have too many prisoners they should lower the sentencing of an inmate. An increased amount of cellmates can become a threat to the prison employees and prisoners themselves. Inmates can cause fights and riots which may result in hurting others, including guards. Sometimes, death is an inevitable outcome. Keeping and saving the DNA of an inmate is helpful after they are released. Once a prisoner is released, the prisoner does not guarantee that they will behave and will not commit another crime. 2 out 3 people who serve time in prison never come back, and 11 percent come back multiple times (Neyfakh). The fact that many inmates still commit crimes after they are released, prisons should keep their DNA so when they commit a crime they know for sure the prisoner was the one who did the

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