Incarceration as a Form of Punishment

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Incarceration is thought of as a positive form of punishment, and negative form of punishment. The opinion varies with the type of person, and their experience from jail if they have gone. Most inmates while in prison will tell you it is a horrible place that should be gone. That would allow criminals to be free and that would let them cause harm to others or other illegal activities. Incarceration was not designed to be a paradise, it is a detention center for the bad, and meant for them to be punished. Without jails the world would be filled with even more evil, and would leave people in more danger than they already are. Incarceration is what makes those who have done bad appreciate what life has given them. “While driving through …show more content…
Having that sentence can sometimes snap the person back into reality to go back to the more responsible decisions, and to focus more on what is really important. One example of this was the experience of NFL Quarterback Michael Vick, and his Bad Newz Kennels incident. “That’s the backdrop to the day I made the worst decision of my life; the day I stopped being a spectator of dogfighting, and instead began participating in it with vigor”(Vick 99). Vick had changed from a family man to a horrible person who was no longer worried about the important choices, but taken by greed, and brought in by the wrong friends who had him involved in dogfighting. That one friend who he had been friends with from such a young age introduced Michael Vick to his favorite activity that also brought in money. Vick being a guy who trusted him and thought highly of his friend one day decided to try it out. That was the irresponsible decision that will eventually cost him. He served a sentence of 2 years in Prison for what he was charged for. Those 2 years then changed Vick, and showed him that he no longer would follow the path of an inmate, but have the life of a family man with such a great job.
Vick had decided to make the decision to appreciate his everyday life, and make the best of everything he has. He is glad to be thankful for the second chance he not only received from his family, but from the fans, and all of his teammates. Vick has done everything to try and give back to his
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