The author of the article goes on to say that people in the US are sentenced to do time for crimes that would not produce such a sentence in other countries. According to another article in the New York Times (2008), states spend close to ten percent of their budget on corrections (Liptak &, 2008). In 2007 alone, states spend close to $45 million tax dollars. Not only is simply housing an inmate costly, but healthcare also provides a financial burden. In 1998, the states paid a little over seven dollars a day per inmate for healthcare (Kinsella, 2004).
The death penalty has been the most severe punishment for crimes since the 18th century BCE, when King Hammurabi of Babylon held 25 crimes by which a criminal could be put to death. By the 7th century BCE, the Draconian Code of Athens demanded that all crimes committed be punishable by death. Throughout history, criminals have been put to death by such means as crucifixion, hanging, drowning, beating, stoning, burning, impalement, firing squad, electrocution, chemical asphyxiation, and lethal injection. Throughout the history of criminal justice, society has used death as a means of subverting crime and eliciting cooperation. In the 10th century CE, society, especially Britain, had become so
If you take 8 radios and times it $25 it equals 200. If you take 6 radios and times it by $25 it equals $150. Since one guard gets paid $200 a week it would make sense to hire more than one guard especially since if they only hire one guard they will still lose $550 (750-200). If they hire two guards then they would only lose $50(500-400). They would only end up losing a hundred dollars a week instead of more because if they hired three guards they would end up losing $250 (600-350).
Dealing with Geriatric Inmates Abstract Elderly or geriatric prisoners are creating problems for correctional facilities, legislators, as well as state and federal budgets. From 1992 to January 1, 2001, the number of inmates age 50 and older jumped from 41, 586 to 113,358 (Camp & Camp, 1992 – 2001). The aging inmate population in the United States’ federal and state prisons is creating a heavy burden on government resources and budgets. Governments are paying more money to maintain the health and treatment of elderly individuals as opposed to younger inmates. This steady rise in the age of inmates incarcerated throughout the United States can be traced back to an increasing crime rate through the 1980’s and early 1990’s and the “get tough” response by legislating bodies and law enforcement.
Breadwinners are lost, families destroyed, more kids grow up without fathers or mothers, welfare costs increase, the entire sex ratio is thrown out of balance and prisoners face grim prospects when released. The hyper-incarceration statistics for African-American males are much worse. We incarcerate one in nine African-Americans between the ages of 20 and 34. In 2003, it was calculated that "At current levels of incarceration newborn black males in this country have a greater than a 1 in 4 chance of going to prison during their lifetimes, while Hispanic males have a 1 in 6 chance, and white males have a 1 in 23 chance of serving time." By 2007, just four years later, the U.S. Department of Justice
How Just and Unfair is the Death Penalty? PHI 103 Informal Logic Instructor: Heather Hensell July 22, 2012 How Just and Unfair is the Death Penalty? The death penalty is capital punishment usually resulting in death for a serious crime such as murder. For centuries the death penalty has been an on-going controversial issue. In fact, the state of Texas has a reputation known for enforcing the death penalty.
Of those, more than 300 non-smokers will die of lung cancer and at least 700 non-smokers will die of coronary heart disease caused by exposure to second-hand smoke. This number is five times more than the number of Canadians who die from traffic injuries, alcohol abuse, murder and suicide combined. Picture a tobacco free society where smoking is outlawed! What are the chances of that happening? Likely impossible but there has to be a small possibility of preventing people from smoking.
Death penalty is the heaviest punishment imposed on a criminal to death which is known as capital punishment. In many centuries ago, death penalty already existed and carried out to those criminal. For example, some oppressive historical penalties include boiling to death, slow slicing, burning and crushing by elephant or others. Nowadays, the issue of death penalty is still unsettling and debated in the Criminal Justice System. Since the capital punishment is still carry on, many opponents and defenders of the death penalty appeal to the sanctity of life.
The strain of smoking effects on the body often causes years of suffering. Did you know? On average, each cigarette, shortens a smoker’s life by around 11 minutes. It is reported that 42,800 death are from smoking related cancers, 30,600 from cardiovascular disease and 29,100 from other chronic lung diseases. Ladies and gentlemen, The habit of smoking can cost a smoker thousands of ringgit a year.
The death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime. The judicial decree that someone be punished in this manner is a death sentence. Capital punishment has, in the past, been practiced by most societies currently 58 nations actively practice it, and 97 countries have abolished it. Some methods of execution in America are using an electric chair, using a gas chamber, hanging and a lethal injection. The death penalty is used in a number of countries like China (PRC), Iraq, Israel, Japan, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and the United States.