This, a system founded upon the principal of rehabilitation, yet in reality, is more interested in imprisoning non-violent criminals indefinitely than providing them the help so desperately needed. It sickens me that the United States allows for such a horrible thing. Private prisons in the United States make millions of dollars off of their own prisoners. It is simple, the more prisoners the prisons have the more money they make. Private prisons enjoy a guaranteed profit with every inmate they house.
The class biased judge or prosecutor, by contrast, is the legal equivalent of going to the casino where the odds inherently favor the house and are unlikely to change. This is not to say that rich people don't commit crimes. They do commit crimes, including violent, sex and drugs crimes, just like poor people do. The difference is that they are treated quite differently than poor people charged with, and convicted of, similar crimes. Just as it has been since the antebellum era, crimes that cross class lines (i.e., ones that rich people often commit too) will never see harsh mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
For example, former governor of Virginia, Robert F. McDonnell was charged with illegally accepting gifts, vacations, and loans from a wealthy businessman who wanted special treatment from State government. Though they were caught, this kind of corruption happens more frequently and even in legal circumstances can be proof that economic status can lead to social inequality. The average person can contribute a vote to a politician, but on an individual level since they aren’t in a position to influence policies, the opinion of the common man remain
Taking away people’s right to own firearms, as Dwyer notes, is a calculated move aimed at leaving the people with no free will. Americans are no longer safe because Liberalism and its ideologies has done away with the safety measures that were aimed at keeping criminals in jail, deporting illegal migrants who are known for their unlawful activities and ensuring that mental patients remain in hospitals. These people are now freely loaming the streets, endangering people’s lives and instead of preventing and stopping this from happening, the government is only keen at imposing the gun-control law on law-abiding citizens. Crime rates are rising, many people have died in the recent years and people need to protect themselves from these criminals but with the gun control laws, no one will be
His failings include the real value of imprisonment, the false hood of the risk of being raped or murdered; the simple reality that the author fails to see is that violence promotes more violence. As humans we need to stop the violence at all cost, in our schools, in our work place, etc. Flogging or horse-whipping publicly will not do that. We as human beings need not to revert back to Puritan times as Jacoby suggest, but to find answer to control the overcrowding we have in our prison today and to help those that are coming out of the prisons to make sure they stay
Prison time may be no worse for some people than the way they already live and therefore ineffective as a form of deterrence. People who cannot afford legal support have very minimal access to the legal system. An innocent person may be incarcerated only because they could not afford a suitable legal defence, this along with the theory of “school of crime” means that law abiding members of the community will become criminals through a forced exposure to real criminals. Instead of reducing future crime and recidivism, imprisonment is actually creating more offenders from once law-abiding citizens. The principle basis for a mandatory minimum sentence is the belief that the length of time in prison is a deterrent to future recidivism.
I think that trying to rehabilitate a very violent person is a waste of money. I also believe in the three strikes policy. If all states were harsher on criminals of violent crimes and all states had the death penalty maybe that would make these criminals choose to stop doing such violent crimes. If we had the death penalty in place for only murders or criminals who commit repeated violent crimes this would decrease the overcrowding in prisons. Why should law abiding citizens pay to keep criminals in prisons for the rest of their
Everyone should have a chance to look for a better life without been treat like a criminal. Illegal immigrants shouldn’t be reported instead they should be legalized. Illegal immigrants come to this country for safety because in their country they live scare that they can get kill and they also want a better life like making their dreams come true and buy things that they never have before. There are many immigrants in this country, but it also helps the economy of this country. Safety is what many people look for and if in their country they can’t find it they have to go out of their country and find it.
On the issue of the death penalty, I believe that the criminals who have purposely killed people for no reason should be given the death penalty because if they go out on parole they would more than likely kill again. Another issue that is of concern is education for illegal immigrants, I believe that illegal immigrants should be sent back home, not be educated here because that is using up the American citizens tax
Ever since the beginning of time, crimes have been committed. While some are worse than others, a form of punishment was still necessary to make the criminals pay for their mistake. Everyday we hear reports about someone getting killed for reasons beyond our belief. The most common reasons people lose their lives are: robbery, money, revenge, alcohol and drugs, or simply no reason at all. It is expected that the murderer be sent to jail as payback for taking the victim’s life, but the justifiable punishment would be to sentence them to death just as they took the life of an innocent person.