If a person has two or more previous convictions for serious crimes, the three strikes provision applies for them. The defendants here are referred to as third strikers, and they fall in the category of ‘25 years to life’ in prison. The previous crime must be serious to qualify as a strike in both of the provisions (Domanick, 279). Most criminals in these provisions are not entitled to probation, and they should serve a prison term. To sentence a defendant under the two and three strikes provision, he or she must be convicted of a felony offense.
An interesting study from the FBI uniformed crime reports from 2006 to 2010 shows 54% of rapes/sexual assaults go unreported. 3% of those reported actually serve time in jail. In the same study done by the FBI, out of every 100 rapes, 46 get reported, 12 lead to arrests, 9 get prosecuted, 5 lead to felony convictions, and 3 will spend even a day in jail. (1) Surgical castration is any action, surgical, chemical, or otherwise by which a male loses the functions of the testicles or a female loses the functions of the ovaries. Chemical castration is the administration of medication designed to reduce the libido and sexual activity.
Drug trafficking in the United States Drug trafficking in the United States is one of the most profitable in the world. It attracts the most ruthless, sophisticated and aggressive drug traffickers around the world. 60 million people enter the U.S. on more than 675,000 commercial and private flights.
Illegal drug crimes would drop, allowing the police to turn their attention to more serious problems. There is a marijuana smoker arrested every 45 seconds in the United States. Normally, they receive large fines and small jail time but repeat offenders can get up to five years. Sadly, rapists and murderers are able to get only one year. Do you really think smoking a joint is worse that raping and killing someone??
M. Diaz 11 April 2012 Drugs in Prisons: Usage, Effects, and Intervention One might believe that incarceration would serve as an immediate cold-turkey rehabilitation for drug-using arrestees. However, contrary to this popular belief, more than half of incoming prisoners are dependent drug users (Gossop et al., 2000) and over 71 percent of prisoners reported dependent drug use during imprisonment (Strang et al., 2006). Drug use in prisons is not only a prevalent security and legal problem, but can also lead to the spread of diseases and increased violence. Intervention efforts must be made in order to combat this ever-increasing problem. A large number of these pre-imprisonment drug users persist the addiction throughout
Final Draft Paul Lagpacan Kaplan College – Modesto Campus CM 220 – College Composition II Instructor Larry Low March 11, 2014 Marijuana is one of the three biggest drug problems here in the United States and it is currently a federal crime. Although many states have legalized Marijuana, many people believe that it should remain illegal. There are many significant reasons why Marijuana should be legal in this country. The most common issues and arguments about this plant are the addictions, public issues and health benefits. However, there are still many facts and problems that have yet to be proven.
The increase in power within the drug cartels makes the future of organized crime seem bleak regarding society, but positive for the OC units themselves. The 1980s brought about many changes in the world of drug trade. The United States government began blocking trades routes from the Caribbean, forcing drug smugglers to take different routes. The new routes ran through the Pacific and Central American isthmus which led smugglers straight to Mexico. Mexicans can smuggle just about anything across the border and upon this realization came the Mexican drug cartel boom.
Parents now to be fined $1K for allowing minors to drink alcohol By Haidee V. Eugenio Reporter Parents, guardians, and other adults who are caught allowing minors-or those under 21 years old-to drink alcoholic beverages now also face a fine of up to $1,000 as part of a new law that provides much stiffer penalties to business establishments, individuals, minors, and others related to the sale and consumption of alcohol involving minors. Public Law 17-83, signed by Gov. Benigno R. Fitial on Sept. 23, makes massive changes to existing statutes on alcohol sale and consumption involving minors. The CNMI's drinking age is still 21. “Any parent, guardian, or other person having the lawful custody, permanent or temporary, of any minor
However, in this modern world, there are still people under the threat of such sufferings: the vulnerable and marginalised death row inmates. Despite certain benefits, it is unjustifiable for pharmaceutical companies to use them as test subjects without their consent. The death penalty, by its own right, has already been reserved only for the gravest offences. To most people, the loss of one’s life is the greatest loss. The time spent waiting in jail can be counted by months, years or even decade, especially in the USA where an average prisoner stays on death row for 15 years.
Adm criminal justice: Tuesday nights | Changing the Lives of Prisoners: A New Agenda | Lawrence Thomas Jablecki | | Hunter Swann | 5/17/2011 | Unit 6 | In this article Lawrence Lablecki talks about the different programs the United States prison systems are using in order to more effective and efficiently change the lives of the inmates. There are inmates that want to change, and inmates that do not. However some inmates do not qualify for these extra-curricular prison programs. Today more than two million people are incarcerated in state and federal prisons. Six hundred thousand are released every year and within three to five years, fifty to sixty percent return to prison for new crimes they’ve committed.