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  • Crime Rates And Prison Populations
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    People are arrested every day in the United States. They are put on probation or sent to jail, and sometimes they are let out on parole; there are millions of people affected. In 1995 alone there were over five million people under some form of correctional supervision, and the number is steadily increasing. The incarceration rate is skyrocketing: the number of prison inmates per 100,000 people has risen from 139 in 1980 to 411 in 1995. This is an immense financial burden on the country. Federal...
  • 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...
  • Prisoners In The Cave
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    "Allegory of a Cave" by Plato is and interesting story that is meant to educate the reader. By presenting a fictional story Plato is able to symbolize many aspects of our lives that we do not often think about. This story is symbolic of many important periods in our lives like education, growing up from a child to an adult, and even visiting a foreign country. It is these important events in our lives that Plato wants us to think about and examine so that we better understand how we develop and ...
  • More Pressing Factor For Discontinuing Prison Education
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    Educating Prisoners - An Unnecessary Effort Crime knows no bound, no race, no social status, no gender. In prisons, all criminals are criminals, whether they have committed felony, rape or assault. White-collar crimes are the same as any other crime. Still, most inmates are from the middle class and lower class of our society. However, committing crime, and what kind of crime, is still the choice of the person, whether he has attained a formal education, a higher degree of learning or not. Still...
  • Prisoners Of The Risk Of Hiv Infection
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    AIDS. Ryan White. Magic Johnson. Prisoners. Which of the three doesn't fit i nIn an era where we rally behind the good guy to prevail against the bad guy, prisoners have a difficult time finding their niche in the "good guy" category. The mere mentioning of the word "AIDS" strikes fear and panic into most Americans. AIDS is a killer, and one that law enforcement, doctors, or even the common man cannot stop. When someone such as Ryan White or Magic Johnson contracts the AIDS virus, they are quick...

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