I know that Finlandia University’s tuition is $21,610 for in state and out of state. From Student Loan Hero.com, 44.2 million Americans have student loan debt. Some students are still paying off their student loans. An article in the U.S. News stated that on average a bachelor degree holder can take around 21 years to pay off his/her loans. From CNBC.com,,, the College Board estimates that a student spends around $1,200 a year on books and
Even though the government has public records for citizens to see the statistics was outdated, the Federal Bureau of Prisons showed statistics for 2013. McDonald (2015) stated that the government had some deficiencies in the treatment of capital spending. Showing problems with accurate cost is important but there have been a number of studies to determine if private prison are cheaper than public prisons. According to community officials in jurisdictions which house local prisons, cost could be seen as a major advantage. A court judge in Beattyville, Kentucky, stated that the average cost to house a prisoner in a public prison would be about 40 dollars a day, while the cost to house that same prisoners in a private prison is only 26 dollars (Ammons, et al, 1992 pg 38).
Almost all of the rehabilitation programs cost much less than the incarnation where in California an average cost of a prisoner is $35,000 per year to sustain their life, while elderly inmates, who require more care, cost an average of $70,000 per year (Gadek 22). The article Jails and Prisons: Types and Kinds states “juvenile detention facilities are often run much like a regular prison or jail, with strict schedules, codes of expected behavior, and punishment for misbehavior and the purpose of placing juvenile offenders in separate facilities from adult criminals is to insulate juveniles
Nationwide, 58 percent of the criminal justice population is supervised under community corrections. (The National Institute of Justice, 2016). As the criminal population increases and the cost of incarcerating inmates continues to rise each year, community based corrections offenders should engage in MRT because it helps enhance social, moral and positive behavioral growth. Research concludes that MRT-treated offenders in community corrections have lower recidivism for periods as long as 20 years after treatment. Those studies show MRT-treated offenders have re-arrests and re-incarceration rates 25 percent to 75 percent lower than those in traditional community corrections programs (Antonowicz & Parker, 2012, p 183).
Les Christie state 's “ Student loan debt has caused an 8% decline in home purchases among americans ages 20 to 39.” This shows that student loan debt holds back a lot of money from the housing market. “Palacios figures that for every $250 a month in a student loan debt that a household owes, it reduces their power to purchase a home by $44,000.” These quotes from Les Christie explain how the money from the housing market has been held back from the student loan debt. Any student in college can get a student loan and that is why it stacks up a bunch of debt.
The biggest advantage to releasing elderly inmates from prison is the reduction in cost that it takes to incarcerate them. Statistics show that the recidivism rate is drastically lower with elderly inmates that are paroled. In New York, only seven percent of prisoners between the ages of 50-64 that were paroled recidivated in the first three years (Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). The percentage is almost half of that from the age of 65 and up. Another advantage to releasing elderly inmates is for those that are terminally ill.
Every year, thousands of former incarcerated adults return to their families and communities; some search for employment and become useful members of society, majority are either recidivist or commit new crimes, which can result to re-arrest (David, 2013). The effectiveness of quality education in correctional facilities; which allow former incarcerated adults to return back to their families and communities with a chance to develop self-economical prosperity and to have a greater chance of opportunities. The goal is to evaluate the necessities in the educational programs to reduce or decrease re-arrests, recidivism and re-offenders rates. My research will focus on how can educational programs decrease the monthly recidivism rates and what
These two coincides because these convicts could easily fit back into society if they were educated while incarcerated. Rehabilitation can do a number of things for these convicts such as educate them, help get them back on their feet, and into the frame of mind that is suitable for society. “A 2013 RAND Corporation study showed that participation in prison education, including both academic and vocational programming, was associated with an over 40 percent reduction in recidivism—saving $4 to $5 for each dollar spent (Chen).” This goes to show that education has a major impact on recidivism. Prison programs such as anger management, vocational skills training, educational opportunities, trauma support groups, and other necessary people are vital to ensuring inmates who are reintroduced into society have the life skills necessary to stay on the right path.
Almost all two year community colleges cost less than a hundred dollar per credit hour, in comparison at a University, it is over two hundred and fifty dollars for the same credit hour. For example, the cost of tuition of the courses on campus at Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) is around eighty nine dollars per one credit hour, which is roughly one thousand and a hundred dollars for a person with twelve credit hours. At the same time at Georgia State University (GSU), it is approximately two hundred and eighty five dollars per credit hour. An associate of mine, Jamal, is taking twelve credit hours and he will pay almost three thousand dollars. Therefore, attending a two year college help students from financial stress giving them extra freedom.
The national rate of incarceration for countries similar in size to the United States tends be around 100 prisoners per 100,000 population or 0.1 percent. The U.S. rate is 500 prisoners per 100,000 residents, 0.5 percent. Which was about 1.6 million prisoners in 2010, according to the latest available data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). 1.6 million People –American citizens- locked behind bars. The
According to one report, FEMA 's projected payout to the DOC for just one day in December 2005 was over $146,000. Thus, there was a major fiscal disincentive for the DOC to release prisoners quickly” (Williams, Bob). Some of this victims of Katrina were in prison for closes to a year. The amount Fema paid in one day to Doc was
However, the penalty stands to be only temporary. Studies have shown that only seventy-one percent of those released from prison are convicted of a serious crime within only three years after their releasement ( ). Is prison housing the criminals or teaching them? A correctional facility is built to correct and rehabilitate, however prison systems in America appear to be only a short stop before the production of the criminals grand plan. The majority of those who are sentenced to prison have a high rate of returning due to their difficulty in gaining a position with a self-sustaining wage and a lack knowledge on a life without crime.
This new law caused an increase from an estimated 300,000 to 2 million prison inmates over the course of the last two decades. (Michelle Alexander, 2010) According to Rebecca C. Hatey and Jennifer L. Eberhdt of Stanford University, California holds only 7% of African American population but 45% of California’s prison inmates are African American under the three strikes law. (Racial Disparities in Incarceration Increase Acceptance of Punitive Policies 2014) Michelle Alexander writes that the mass incarceration of the 1990’s created a new “racial caste system” and extreme funding for the criminal system.
In the last thirty years, incarceration rates have skyrocketed to four times of that in 1980, with 1 in every 31 adults being under some form of correctional control. (“Criminal Justice Fact Sheet”) The US now houses 25% of the world’s prisoners, despite containing only 5% of the world’s population. (Khalek) Many factors have contributed to this sharp increase in incarcerations, including zero-tolerance policies, and the school-to-prison pipeline and the War on Drugs (“Criminal Justice Fact Sheet”). However, the largest contributors are the prison industrial complex, which targets and criminalizes minority groups, and the dependence of for-profit prisons on inmate count and prison labor.
In 2014 there were 650,000 kids in foster care, that’s almost twice as much as Kansas City’s population of 467,007. Roughly 58,000 of these children were placed in an institution or group home instead of a traditional foster home. While these children will age out of the system 40% of them will find themselves homeless, 50% will have substance addiction, 25% will have not received a diploma or GED, only 3% will have received any college degrees and 17% of the young women will be pregnant. Even before they are blessed with their so called “independence” the average child in foster care will have an IQ 20 points lower than a child not in foster care and 33% of them will have moved elementary schools more than 5 times. The foster care system in