Using the taxpayer’s money to keep a prisoner in a special system is not good for anyone. The death penalty is not good at deterring criminals, unlike having life in prison. California should change their death penalty system to cut the billions of dollars going to keep prisoners on death row. Works Cited “End the death penalty in California.” New York Times 5 Nov. 2012: A28(L). Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
“street cred.” Jacoby says that those who oppose corporal punishment may argue that it is “too degrading” or “too brutal.” Jacoby mentions that, in today’s society, incarceration is “an all-purpose punishment, suitable -- or so it would seem -- for crimes violent and nonviolent.” However, Jacoby believes that it is prison that is degrading and brutal. He supports his belief that prison is too brutal with a fact from The Boston Globe (1994) which says that “more than 200,000 prison inmates are raped each year, usually to the indifference of the guards.” Jacoby quotes former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun who writes, “The horrors experienced by many young inmates,
The inability to afford proper legal representation has allowed many black youths to serve time in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Another example of judicial inequality in parity between legal treatments of citizens is the Crack Cocaine Mandatory Minimum Sentences. Before 2010, there were much stricter mandatory minimum sentences when someone was convicted of a crime involving crack cocaine versus powder cocaine. Crack cocaine is much cheaper to produce and buy than powder cocaine, and thus crack cocaine offenders were more likely to be poor and black, while powder cocaine offenders were more often more affluent and white. Thus a disproportionate number of blacks were imprisoned
6: After that the prison are making their own profit. 7: After that United State has second largest prisoners to citizen ratio in the world. 8: Finally, author compares the white Americans and Africans people booked in the drugs abuse crime. 9: He states that, Americans and Africans are much higher percent drugs abuse violation that can reduce rehabilitation, education, and poverties. 1: I disagree on the author point of view that there should be minimum sentences, because this will send wrong massage to drug addict people.
Based on the research done by the U.S. State Department, 600,000 to 800,000 people are traded illegally across intercontinentally every year. It happens on a daily basis, sometimes many don’t even know that they are a victim of trafficking. Considering many people are not aware of the harm caused, they would ask “Why is Human Trafficking a problem?” Human trafficking is a modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal
When an innocent is killed, there is no way to compensate for their death. You may think that this sort of predicament is a rare occasion, but evidence shows that from 1973 up to now, over 150 of people who were sentenced to death in the United States were exonerated after being tried again. Besides this, there is also the very real possibility of a suspect who is guilty of manslaughter being sentenced for homicide instead. The usage of the death penalty is often looked down upon because of the suffering it causes the convict. We tend to dehumanize criminals and forget that they too are real people who have the capacity to experience pain, fear and loss.
It is ranked as the 95th least corrupt country by Transparency International Corruption Perception Index. To make matters worse, the crime level is uncomfortably high. Most of the crime is perpetrated by the drug cartels and corrupt police. Even political leaders are not immune to the crime spree with more than 100 having been executed in the past decade. The return of the Moreno Lieutenant, Manuel Lopez, could jeopardize the reforms already carried out by the Pena government (Bremmer).
The world we portray by calling addiction a disease is one that supports an untrue fact, one in which you can 't be an addiction on your own. Taking a away your own will power is half the battle. This epidemic has to stop “23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and or drugs” The government 's role should not condone that the is a disease because that will encourage this number to stay the same instead of
The Death Penalty or the Capital Punishment should be considered illegal due to all of the things that are wrong with it. First of all the 8th amendment even says that there should be no cruel or unusual punishments for breaking the law, which the death penalty violates. Second the methods that they kill people sometimes don’t work and make the recipient die in pain and agony. Third of all 19 states already don’t allow it and some people are innocent that end up getting executed. So this shows why the death penalty should be abolished because the 8th amendment, the cruel methods used, and if we fixed this it would result in a safer and better society.
Each year, the overall prison population surpassed the 1 million mark (Lurigio & Loose, 2008). As a result of the war on drugs, the total number of individuals incarcerated went from 581,000 in 1980 to 1,584,000 by 1997. Strict drug laws have caused incarceration rates to escalate at an alarming pace over the last 40 years. According to the Bureau of Justice Statics, in 1996 the African American incarceration rate was 1,574 per 100,000, seven times higher than the rate for Whites. Researchers have discovered that the war on drugs has led to the overcrowding of African Americans in the prison system (Lurigio & Loose, 2008).
To address this issue, congress has the position and power to overrule each state’s laws to make it clear that convicted felons should be eligible to vote in all states. The way convicted felons are perceived by others can tend to be unjust and unfair.According to FairVote, “about 5.3 million U.S. citizens that have been convicted of a felony can not vote”. The belief that “people who commit serious crimes have shown that they are not trustworthy"(Clegg), is a prominent argument that occurs when the decision to allow felons to vote is discussed. Whether or not a person is trustworthy, does not affect their voting capability. The polls can not turn away people based on any circumstance other than they are not a U.S. citizen.