The Benefits Of Legal Punishment

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“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” (Bruce, N.D.) According to the quotation, all human did wrong things but they deserves a second chance to reform themselves and restart, even the prisoners. However, to forgive prisoner is the legal system. In normally, when people break the law, they must be punished according to the law. When the court gives a decision, the criminal must be punished by the judgment until completely. On the other hands, legal punishment can be changed from heavy to light along with discharging prisoners by a remission system. Remission is to decrease a term of the prison sentence due to good behavior or morality. If a prisoner has been arrested and part of his sentence is forgiven, this…show more content…
There are some lacks of a judicial process in many countries including Thailand. Some prisoners were made the scapegoat for other people’s crimes. For example, in case of murder, Wuttichai Jaisamak was a wrongfully imprisoned person. As Rapirat reported on CNX News in 2014 that Wuttichai was charged with the murder of his girlfriend in 2005 and sentenced to get his all life in prison in 2011. After that, his family has asked the justice from police that there are some important concealed evidence in this case. It was proved that Wuttichai is innocent. Finally, the Supreme Court had ordered to release him to be free in 2014. So Wuttichai is guiltless but he had to be an offender in prison for 3 years with other people’s crime. For this reason, it can be said that the justice system in Thailand led injustice to some innocent people. According to Fernquest on Bangkok Post in 2011, “I think we have to admit that Thailand 's justice system is in pretty bad shape, and by that I am referring to the whole system - from investigation to prosecution to court trial.” Therefore, remission system can help and free some people who are scapegoats from the mistake judge, and then this way is very helpful for solving lack of justice…show more content…
Overcrowded prison is one of the main issues of poor prison conditions around the world. From the article of The Council of State Governments Justice Center in 2010, it shows that the prison population at Indiana have been a 47% increase, amount from 19,309 to 28,389 between 2000 and 2010. Furthermore, overcrowded prison brings a lot of following problems such as damage to taxpayers, illness, and the risk of guards and prisoners safety. According to The TASA Group (2017), “Overcrowded prisons may mean fewer security checks performed by the officers.” So remission can decrease the number of prisoners and then the officers can control and protect prison to be safety more than before. As a matter of taxpayers, the justice system is a large procedure and this system will take many resources. So, when an overcrowded prison has occurred, it will spend a lot of money for this problem. As Heavey and Gibson reported on article in 2016 that, in California, the cost of beds, spaces, foods, and caring for prisoners has increased to almost $64,000 annually, up from $49,000 five years ago. For this reason, prison overcrowding directly impacts to the high cost for treating the prisoners and remission system can be a cost-saving way. It is because when some prisoners were released, the cost for treating them will decrease
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