violent or nonviolent (1). It is hard to figure out who is a violent criminal due to the way they were charged under the justice system. There is no way of showing whether or not violence was used while they were dealing or drug using. These statistics prove that by focusing on other resolutions for non-violent crimes, the incarceration rates could be reduced. Along with rehabilitation for drug offenders, there is also a need for proper rehabilitation of mentally ill patients and prisoners to keep them from relapsing and ending up back in the system.
This was later carried out through twenty-six other states, including the U.S., which created a precedent against the execution of the mentally ill in 1986. Even though the mentally ill cannot be executed, if the person who claimed mental illness is no longer mentally ill he or she can be executed. While the insanity plea proves that some criminals are mentally unstable, it should be used with caution because many convicted criminals abuse it during court cases, imitate being mentally ill during an examination, and are able to avoid the death penalty. Despite that the insanity plea can potentially help someone in defense for a mental illness case, many people can also take advantage of these precedents to alleviate their trials. The public in most insanity plea cases, do not typically agree with the rulings because most criminals use the
"I am not doing anything wrong. I am just afraid of the punishment" (Gantos 85). Jack does not believe what he did was wrong, but fears the consequences of his crimes. One may be thinking how could one end up in prison for such morbid crime so early in a person 's life? Many instances in his life that could have been a result to this way of thinking.
Unsurprisingly, the majority of the 30,000 prisoners isolated were African Americans and Latino men. However, what particularly struck me were the characteristics that led to some of these individuals being imprisoned. For example, Gunther noted that California’s gang validation procedures ensured that gang members were to be placed in solidary confinement. Thus, one can conclude that there are some black and Latino men who were confined due to their titles and statuses as opposed to actually committing crimes. Due to the point system of the Gang Validation Policy, a man with an M-13’ tattoo or a Swahili Dictionary was more likely to be confined to solidarity than a white man who is equally as dangerous.
Today, more and more people often find themselves on the opposite side of the law. This can be for various reasons and some of the people who are convicted for crimes may in fact be innocent. There has always been a controversy on whether convicted felons should be able to vote or if they should be ostracized from political matters in general. In Texas, voting rights should be unalienable and be given to everyone including felons when they are incarcerated because if everyone doesn’t have the right to vote, this could be seen as a form of discrimination and result in prejudice acts against them. As Texas law stands now, until a person completes their sentence they do not have the right to vote.
A writer for The Economist by the name of Estudillo Mary Onelia had a very strong opinion on this topic. Onella stated, “Trying minors as adults will toughen the system and hold someone responsible. Minors must be fully culpable for their behavior if we are to deter future delinquents from committing violent crimes,” however; this is not the case. Placing a juvenile in prison is not teaching them how to be lawful adults it is locking them up in a building where they are exposed to older criminals whom will not set them on a successful
Prison gangs have been and are a growing problem. Prison organizations throughout the United States have tried many different strategies to address the issue of prison gang members. One of the problems is that gang members are more of a threat to the staff and other inmates than regular inmates who are not in a gang. The prisons have problems begin able to house certain serious offenders that need to be kept separate because of the limited spacing. Gangs in the prison have a higher disruption and incident rate then non gang members.
There is no tell-tale sign of who becomes a criminal and who doesn 't. Many things factor into the development of a criminal. The debate between nature vs. nurture in this aspect cannot be blamed on a single element, instead both environment and genetics play a role in criminality of an idividual. The population of American jails has a high rate of individuals with mental disorders. Although, not everyone who has a mental disorder ends up in jail the vast majority of Americans who are incarcerated are likely to have inherited a mental disorder at some point in their life.
This essay is written by a columnist, in order to discuss the situation of the prison system and persuade audiences to consider bring back flogging in order to replace jail. Jacoby is serious about his point of view, which may not be unbreakable nor convincing, but the fact that such a person wrote about replacing a system is worth to think over. Cages may work for animals and pets, but how do those iron bars make a criminal become a good person again? What can we do about it if a criminal continue his crime behavior in jail without supervision? Send him to another jail?
Prison records refer to the recording of a criminal 's incarceration history. A person 's prison record will have a list of all the times he or she has been arrested as well as the time spent behind bars. A criminal check can be done by potential employers and landlords to find out whether a potential employee or tenant has a prison record. People end up in prison because they committed a criminal act. The person could have been arrested for possession of marijuana, or the person could have been arrested for murder.
The Criminal Justice system is slowly changing for the better but of course some of the problems are not being taken into consideration as a major issue. The treatment of mentally ill inmates and drug users are being overlooked. The media depicts the major travesties that happen in our criminal justice system when it comes to murder and rape but the treatment of inmates is hardly ever mentioned. Media announcements and news are what grasps most people’s attention to protest for change and petition for justice. Mental illness and drug abuse of inmates is not a widely discussed topic, but that doesn’t mean that its not an issue Look at the bigger picture the government will not only save millions but they will also assist in lowering the current
To continue agitating the process in recurring prisoners back into the penitentiary for the reason of state’s incapability to encounter the request for treatment that drugs has caused being that the expense is detrimental of impartiality. Olson (2014) indicates that treating a habit as a transgression rather than a physical condition issue, complexes the adverse impression on human beings and communities in relations of community health and protection. Additionally, some criminals arise from being released from the penitentiary with crude substance habit condition, however offenders are most likely to be displayed of numerous transmissible illnesses while in prison. In efforts to absorb illicit performances that dishearten social responsibility,
Recently there was a movie that depicted the issue of gang violence and their response was quarantining certain parts of the city. Another solution would be to leave gang members to fight amongst themselves. Gang violence could also be helped by teaching the youth that joining a gang is not their only outlet as well as rehabilitation centers in prisons. Firstly, gang violence