More people get incarcerated for non-violent crimes and crimes caused by mental illnesses or drug abuse (Webb, 2009) and because these people get put in regular prisons, instead of in mental health facilities or facilities to help against drug addiction, where they could be treated to further prevent crimes driven by their illness (Webb, 2009), the prisons get overfilled and cannot hold the more ‘important’ prisoners that needed to be locked away from the public. A strong link of the criminal justice process is that the system tries to keep it fair for everyone. Every defendant has the right to an attorney so they can be defended properly and fairly and “Only judges who are adequately informed about a case can effectively control the proceedings and examine evidence” (Tochilovsky, 2002) It is also important for the criminal justice system that those involved show discretion and although this is not always the case, discretion by the judges, police, etc. further ensure proper treatment of the
Former Felons Deserve to Vote Felons can permanently lose their right to vote in ten different states and have their voting rights restricted in thirty-eight of them, this means that in forty-eight states there are people who are not able to express their opinion, they have had their voice taken from them. Many people who were once convicted of a felony want to change their life around, they want to be a normal civilian to the United States, not someone seen as a juvenile or a law breaker. Being able to vote is a right and part of being a U.S. citizen, these people have had part of their citizenship taken from them, some won’t ever have that piece of citizenship for the rest of their life because of human disenfranchisement, a law passed in 1789. This law stated that all felons, blacks, and women were not allowed to vote. Since the passing of this law blacks and women were given their rights to vote however felons never were.
That took a big turn when He was proven wrong by Valjean when he didn’t take revenge on him and set him free because it went against all of his beliefes that’s why Javert told Valjean to “take your revenge” (pg. 264). because he knew he couldn’t live knowing he was set free by a criminal let alone the one he had spent most of his life trying to catch. After Valjean let Javert go he couldn’t understand why someone he thought was so bad would do something so nice for someone who could easily be considered an enemy in the eyes of a criminal like valjean. This thought ate and
Now, the people who commit the crimes know very well they are deserving of their jail time, however, many of them, unfortunately, are subject to experience some anomalies they did not bargain for-poor or even harsh treatment and ultimately, a change in their person, mentally. In Etheridge Knight’s “Hard Rock Returns to Prison” it is exemplified that some people can go through a metamorphosis from one echelon of being an outsider to another, but nonetheless never losing the title. After being in the slammer for a while Hard Rock was taken away for treatment of his
People will always be biased from their own experiences. Especially in today's time people are racist, angry, and just do not want to take time out of their everyday lives for jury duty. This trial was completely backwards; instead of going from innocent until proven guilty, it went from guilty to innocent. This movie makes one wonder how often juries really are this way, instead of innocent until proven guilty. Mr. Davis had an extremely hard time convincing all the jurors that there was a reasonable doubt.
Although he was caught by the police many times, he escaped from the jail based on his smart mind. However, the jail isn’t an effective punishment for him that he continues to do whatever he wants. Super Q’s undesirable behavior seriously disturb the stability of the society and most of the people were afraid about their property and safety. Because of this, the government also involved in this turmoil and accused Super Q’s behavior to the whole
• Denial of the right to liberty and security in the political prison camps The denial of the right to liberty and security and other human rights violations are particularly blatant in political prison camps. Political prison camps (kwan-li-so) are the final destination of those suspected of being politically, ideologically or economically subversive to the system. Kwanli-so are operated by the Ministry of State Security and the SSD. The Government has recently started acknowledging the existence of these camps, even though they are well-known and dreaded by ordinary citizens for being often places of no return, as victims imprisoned there have nearly no chance to ever be released. Four political prison camps are known to exist; smaller
After reading both articles about incarceration, I am in more support of the article The Greatest Correctional Myth: Winning the War on Crime Through Incarceration. There are many reasons as to why I chose to support the claims made in this article. Firstly, almost everyone who has been previously incarcerated or is currently incarcerated will eventually be released back into society. With that being said, the way our correctional system is set up is not beneficial for those released convicts. Having individuals locked up and hidden from society is not the right way to go about punishment.
Having someone go unharmed after jumping head first into the awful and dangerous world of crime and come back without justice served is completely unacceptable. Would you want a killer to run loose just because the law can't touch them? This is how it goes for the characters in ¨And Then There Were None¨ by Agatha Christie. Some characters had justifiable reasons for their actions but other character’s crimes were absolutely unfair and cruel such as Vera Claythorne, Thomas Rogers and William Blore who deserve to be punished on Soldier Island for their crimes. Out of every character in the book, I believe the most guilty for what they did is Vera Claythorne.
Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not. Thomas Hobbes felt that if there were no contract then people would just act on instinct- rape, pillage etc- human beings in their natural state are inclined to war and distrust. There is a reason why we have the prison system, so that criminals pay for their actions and to protect the people. He states he has a wife that is expecting and two kids on the way. If he is a good and harmless guy as he states he is then it would never cross his mind to being involved in an
Millions of Americans cannot vote because of a felony conviction. People who have done nothing wrong and people who have committed minor crimes have been removed from voting rolls. The American penal system was based on the belief that status in society can be redeemed, and the standards should not be changed for felons. After a felon has served the sentenced prison time, he or she should be able to rejoin society. Felons should have the right to vote restored after being released from prison.
“weekend jail” is usually given to people with DUI’s, major speeding, theft, even not paying child support. These are all considered nonviolent crimes as the article suggested. The judge claim to give a lighter sentence because it would be unfair, and harmful to her
Other forms of disfranchisement, including the disfranchisement of criminals, remain controversial. Since the early 1990s, all but three states prohibited imprisoned offenders from voting. Thirty-five states disfranchise offenders on probation or parole, and fourteen disfranchise ex-offenders for life. Because a disproportionate share of convicted criminals are non-white, some have argued that such laws constitute a racially discriminatory voting barrier that is as pernicious as poll taxes and literacy tests. Many state criminal disfranchisement laws date back to the Reconstruction era, and such laws were often targeted at offenses for which African Americans were disproportionately convicted.
Felony Disenfranchise laws have taken away the right to vote for people who have been convicted of a felony, currently or previous. Some communities’ political voices are not being heard. Most states, with the exception of tow, Maine, and Vermont, have enacted laws that do not allow incarcerated inmates to vote. While other states permanently ban felons from ever voting again, even after completing parole, probation and paying fines. Maine and Vermont are the only two states that allow incarcerated prisoners to vote, while in other states, once you complete parole or probation your right to vote is automatically restored.