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  • Cost Of The Death Penalty
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    The use of the death penalty in the United States has been a great debate for many years. One of the major aspects of this debate is whether or not we should continue to use this form of punishment for criminals. In my opinion, the death penalty should be abolished because it costs taxpayers much more than sending an inmate to prison and there is no factual evidence that it has any greater deterrent effect than life imprisonment. One major reason that I believe that the death penalty should be a...
  • Participation In A Prison Industry
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    Prisoners at Work Currently at least 36 states have industries which are operating within prison walls and employ inmates. Why have prisoners at work There are four main reasons for putting inmates to work: 1) to raise revenue through the selling of goods and services made and provided by the inmates themselves; 2) to increase punishment (no more sitting around and loafing in prison all day); 3) to rehabilitate by instilling work ethics and skills that will help the inmate in the future); and 4)...
  • New Prisons With Nonviolent Offenders
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    Dear House of Representatives, It has recently been brought to my attention that many citizens of the United States have been greatly concerned about the criminal justice system. These citizens are concerned that funding for federal prisons is taking away from the funding of schools and education for their children. I am going to make a proposal that will hopefully give you a few ideas on cutting prison funding to make way for the funding of schools. A major concern these citizens have is the ov...
  • Prison System Work
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    Right now in the United States of America murderers, rapists, and child molesters are being set free. Prisoners are watching T.V., eating a meal, and using exercise equipment while law abiding citizens are starving and living in the gutters. Prisoners even have their own periodical. Dangerous criminals are walking the streets and crime is a way of life to many Americans. In America, crime does pay because our nation's prison system is not working. The nation's prison system must be changed becau...
  • Non Violent Offenders In Prison
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    California's Proposition 184: Three Strikes and You " re Out Last year in California voters approved a controversial ballot initiative. Proposition 184, also known as the three strikes and you " re outlaw, was passed on November 9, 1994. Under this new legislation repeat offenders, upon committing their third felony offense, will be sentenced to a mandatory twenty-five years to life in prison (California 667). The initiative passed by a landslide, with 76% of the voters in favor of it. The State...
  • Violent Offenders In Prison
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    Prisons, facilities maintained for confining people convicted of committing crimes, were used to rehabilitate offenders while keeping them isolated from the community. The Quakers built the first prison in 1790 in order to seclude criminal offenders from society to think about their wrongdoing and to seek forgiveness in a kind, and spiritual environment. (Inciardi 497) Currently, there are three types of prisons within the Federal, State, and County governments. These are categorized by the degr...
  • Dangerous Criminal In A Maximum Security Prison
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    Dave Berg Debate Costs and 100% of no repeat crime. Introduction: In this day and age everything is about how much money something costs. Government programs are being cut in other to help fund others. Public Education budgets are the lowest in years. A big reason why our federal government is running a huge deficit is because of the growing number of funds needed to fuel our prison systems. Even though more money then ever is being poured into our prison systems to build additional prisons its ...
  • Nonviolent Offenders From Prison
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    AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PRISON America's prisons have been called "graduate schools for crime. ' It stands to reason: Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcrowd their cell- block, deprive them of meaningful work, and the result is an embittered underclass more intent on getting even with society than contributing to it. Prisons take the nonviolent offender and make him live by violence. They take the nonviolent offender and ma...
  • Work Programs For Non Violent Criminals
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    America's Prision System America " sAmerica's Prision System Essay, Research Paper America's prisons have been called "graduate schools for crime. ' It stands to reason: Take a group of people, strip them of possessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcrowd their cell-block, deprive them of meaningful work, and the result is an embittered underclass more intent on getting even with society than contributing to it. Prisons take the nonviolent offender and make him li...

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