This translate to over twelve million people looking for jobs. When employers want to hire people, not have a permanent residency and lacking a mode of transportation makes you look unreliable. When compared to someone else who has a car and place to live, employers don’t have to think twice about who they want to hire. Also many homeless people have a mental illness or disability making them unable to have a job. Even those with a job are unable to make a sustainable living off it.
Nationwide, about 62% of people in jail are not serving time they’re just waiting for justice to be served in their case. I can't believe that the numbers are so high and that there is no one that can help those mothers, fathers, grandmas, and more. I feel that it is breaking the 8th amendment because for that person $500 is excessive. That $500 is probably their only money they have to spend on bills. We should not get rid of the bail bonds but improve them so that not so many men and women are not sitting in
Recidivism is the catalyzing factor that has propelled and sustained the U.S. Correctional system’s lucrative nature. Recidivism occurs when a person who has been previously incarcerated, and later released, reoffends and returns to the correctional system. In Illinois, over 45 percent of offenders that are freed every year are expected to return within three years of release. One of the effects of recidivism is the societal label that is associated with having a criminal record.
The ESPN documentary “Broke” explains that players made bad investments and made payments to relatives and friends only to see their money quickly disappear (“NFL Salaries”). An example of child support causing a professional athlete to go broke is that Travis Henry, a NFL player, spends $170,000 yearly on child support for nine children (“Why NFL Players Really Go Bankrupt”). This amount of money spent on child support, can put a significant hole in even the richest person’s pocket. Aside from child support, some athletes are left to the debt of divorce. Divorce puts a strain on individuals because not only do they have to give their spouse part of their belongings, but, they are also left with paying all of the legal fees ( “5 Reasons Why”).
A raisin in the sun talks about a poor African American family during the 1940’s. every person in the younger family had dreams but due to the financial issues, they could never accomplish them. After older Walter’s (Father) death, their dreams could come to reality with the $10,000 insurance check. Walter lee is a good example of a characters dream that went down the drain because of financial trouble. With the insurance money, Walter lee wanted to buy a liquor store with three of his buddies.
I know most inmates get jobs within the jail that pay very little like 20 cents an hour so imagine an inmate barely having enough to purchase some soap or food, then they have to face the challenge of having to pay for their stay? On the other side I also understand the Civil rights side which is the side I 'm going with, although their argument is very weak. It doesn 't necessarily create a barrier to rehabilitation, if anything it just puts a huge strain financially and it could possibly make people never want go back to jail. Lastly whether or not they paid taxes in the past, shouldn 't matter, what matters is if they pay taxes after their incarceration maybe that way the government can get some money back from an inmates ' previous
In New York approximately 2000 individuals were released directly from solitary confinements to the public every year. During Solitary confinement, prisoners do not get any educational or rehabilitative courses and are therefore unprepared to reunite with society with success. Prisoners also bring the effects of solitary confinement with them to communities, which include violent outbursts of anger, self-harm, and emotional breakdowns. In previous studies it was discovered that solitary confinement increases the rate of suicides in jails, causes negative psychological and psychopathological effects, and raises the levels of violence in prisons and the society that they are situated in.
In fact, “research shows that two-thirds of the students who enter law school with intentions of seeking a government or public interest job do not end up employed in that work” . Justice has become a counter cultural thing in the legal profession. Those who practice social justice law end up swimming up-stream in their lives because of the pay inequality and other factors in comparison to their cooperate counterparts. Justice which is termed as a pillar of legal profession, is actually a hoax thing. Everyone knows that real essence of justice is money.
Focusing on punishing criminals is too important today and with businesses earning millions of dollars on it, there’s no one that is there to stop it. The government debts are rising higher for every day that passes and prisoners keep falling into the cracks that are called the prison system, either spending their life in enclosure or are unsuccessful in resocializing. What is seen today is a loss for everybody, the prisoner’s life, the government’s money and yet it’s still in existence. Making a prison reform is not easy, neither is the process of changing the society’s view on criminals but it’s a process that must go through.
Wes and his friend, Shea, were arrested by the police for the graffiti. The police officers decided to give Wes and Shea a second chance after Wes cry because he didn’t want to disappoint his mother. The Other Wes was jealous about his brother Tony about his drug operation that he decide to started selling drugs and the money he receive would buy all the clothes he wanted. Tony was suspecting about Wes being a DJ. In the book The Other Wes Moore One name, Two fates the author said, “Tony has now spend over a decade dealing drugs and knew how much money could be made in the game”
The plot is that a 12 year old boy named Jamal who has a 16 year old brother named Randy who just got sent to jail, and he also a an 8 year old sister named Sassy, who are all being raised by a single mom. When Randy gets sent to jail, he needs 500 dollars for an appeal, so Jamal tries to help out with getting the money, but he ends up joining the scorpions, which is what Randy was in when he got arrested. The scorpions are a group of kids younger than 16 years old, that sell drugs and do errands for people. While working for them Jamal gets stuck in a bind with two of the scorpions, Angel and Indian, he ends up doing something that will make them upset what is it will he survive this encounter, will he
Convict leasing is something not many people know about, most likely because it’s a darker part of America’s past. Convict leasing is selling prisoners to big companies to do work for them for free. Prisoners would be loaned out to large companies for a small sum of money for about a month. Companies would house and feed the convicts and in return they would work for them for free. Convicts were forced to work
As of 2016 the United States prison system has dealt with one of the largest prison strikes in American history. Among many of the prisoner’s grievances, one of the most demoralizing is that they are claiming they are treated like slaves, and that the prison system is violating their human rights. A main concern with prisoners is compensation, how the amount of work they are required to do, does not equal how much they receive as payment. The penitentiary system has always payed way below minimum wage, and a livable income even for prisons. The private prisons are even more concerning as sometimes they do not even compensate their prison workers at all, while still managing to make a profit from the workforce labor.
Never did the author mention that most of the residence in the tent cities are undocumented workers or that 41 percent have been incarcerated in the past for crimes. At the end of the day, is it the government’s job to make sure that residence take the right path in life? Would the undocumented workers making low wages, and unable to get formal housing, have been able to get a good paying job or better housing had they taken the steps to enter the country legally. Bransford, again, used emotional appeal which will hurt his credibility in some of the arguments that he made during the article. This article can be seen as very one sided and would have better credibility had it shared both