Pros And Cons Of The American Prison System

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The American prison system is referred to be a means of punishment that serves no encouraging purpose and placing the economy further into financial suffering. Many others trust that the prison system is warranted as it guarantees society protection from those who create a serious threat to those who abide by the laws that govern. No matter what one may believe, our prison systems population is continuing to produce at such a high rate many professionals have debated on what future steps need to be taking in order to improve such a problem. An in-depth discussion regarding the concerns legislation has with doubling the prison sentence for those who commit armed robbery, the rapid population growth the correctional facilities throughout the United States are encountering, the negative effects caused by long-term incarceration, alternative means for punishments, such as the use of intermediate sanctions and community-based corrections, my personal recommendations, and reasoning for the recommendations. Several methods exist in contemporary American that can be used in the criminal justice system, and can be agreed upon for punishing an individual. Sentencing an individual to imprisonment can be considered an excellent means for transgression prevention…show more content…
Incarceration further reassures society and the victims that a criminal will receive a fair punishment. Moreover, incapacitation or incarceration protects society from career criminals, and criminals who pose a serious threat to members of the community, but the fact of the matter is by doubling the prison term for armed robbery is not going to correct or solve the underlying issues that force one to commit the act of robbery and in return, the prison systems will continue to

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