The Article Locked Away By Patricia Smith

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In the Article Locked Away, Patricia Smith argues that jail are being filled with inmates that should not be there. People are being put away for little crimes that should not be enforced. People should not be put away for stealing a candy bar for the fifth time. Any crime that is constantly committed should be informed. When someone believes that they can get away with little petty stuff they will eventually believe they can get away with something bigger. “A california man with five prior convictions was sentenced to 25 years in prison for stealing a slice of pepperoni pizza”(Smith). Not all crimes should be sentenced to 25 years after a third convection. Luckily the State is realising what they are doing is wrong and have realised 6,000

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