The Importance Of Prisons In Prison

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The key factors that are present in prisons are that there have been 9 different eras in which different systems were used to punish prisoners(Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). Since 1985 to present times the Just Desert Era was the last and final era and is still being used. Under this philosophy “offenders are punished because they deserve it”(Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). Also, it is not concerned with inmate's rehabilitation, treatment, or reform(Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). With the new changes dealing with issuing the punishments occurring has cause for the prison's population becoming overcrowded which push for supermax and no-frills prisons(Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). The prisons today provide inmates with the opportunity of different kind…show more content…
By providing them with the meds need for their behavior can not only be a good thing for the inmate but it can also ensure the safety of our staff and prevent our prison from being hit with unnecessary lawsuits. Last but not least, I would also try to keep industry within the prison. The industry will not only teach the inmates responsibility, but it will also give them the opportunity to learn job skills that they could use to provide an honest living for themselves once they are free. By giving them these skills could also prevent them from return back or even continuing to live their life committing crimes. It has been proving that with, “some good fortune, expertise in a particular industry can mean the difference between unemployment and a steady job”(Groh, 2013). Abolish parole draw a lot of attention when it came to whether or not parole work. We first must understand what Parole is. Parole is considered to be “the conditional release of a prisoner, prior to completion of the imposed sentence, under the supervision of a parole officer”(Schmalleger & Smykla, 2015). “We infer that parole probably has several purposes, not least of which is to save money for the state by freeing up prison places by releasing prisoners early”(Ellis & Marshall, 2000). “It can also contribute to maintaining order or control in prison, by offering an incentive for good behavior”(Ellis & Marshall,

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