In my opinion I think this article is well done but there are a few issues. One of the issues is that she does not have the experience she is just a teacher. Another issue is that she misses a few points on why the teens have done their crimes like their family backgrounds and other issues in their life. So basically it is a good article but there is no experience with the lady.
Adjusting to life after incarceration can be a very long and difficult process to overcome. There are many obstacles people face when returning home for the first time in years. Most people generally come home to nothing and have to try to make a life out of it. As an ex-con you face stigma, lack of opportunities and the constant risk of recidivism. Recidivism is the ongoing cycle of incarceration. You continue to be in and out of prison because you cannot successfully re-transition into society. This topic is worth investigating because recidivism is a current problem in the United States and it usually takes place because the justice system fails to prepare their inmates for what life will be like. Rehabilitation is key and because there is a lack of that there is a lack of success in offenders returning home. Young adults should be aware of recidivism because they can easily be sucked into the system and this can happen to them. They can find themselves in a position where they end up in prison and fall victim to recidivism. Questions that will guide this research include:
Barman Donalds article talks about a family that is suffering from poverty due to a father with a crack addiction problem and the naiborhood they live in the father is currently incarcerated for crack. Londa is a mother of three children and has a broken leg and has tried multiple times to fix their situation. This article gives an example of a real family and how all that is and what could be done to improve their situation. Further more in depth the article emphasizes more on where the criminal system has many flaws and how so much money is put into prisons incarcerating people on the daily as well as yearly. There is a great amount of research that proves how incarcerating people is not only a bad way to come about to some crimes. To some family’s there situation worsens in poverty due to perhaps a person that is accused for a crime and is then imprisoned waiting for something to happen their family is out in the world struggling to keep up with the bills and expenses. In most cases they have to pay large amounts of money to get people out of prison bails or other fees. Thus, perhaps the ones incarcerated are the money makers in a family worsen a families situation economically as well as mentally mainly the children due to this they will grow up without a father or a mother. In many occasions people in city’s or neighborhoods where
Prison reform must be implicated for the general public to feel safe once again. Society has trained us from a very young age to believe that that anyone who committed a crime belongs in jail despite “recent studies find no correlation between incarceration and low crime rates” (Machelor). There has actually been more studies that has suggest children who are raised in homes where the parents has spent most of their lives in jails are five times more likely to grow up to commit similar crimes of their parents. This is especially true in poverty stricken areas where children will resort to petty crimes like their parents. Government officials should consider crimes that correlate to economic and social disadvantages in society and “create
Another report from the National Institute of Justice claimed that illiteracy was the primary cause of crime. And it’s no wonder; if one cannot learn, where can he or she turn in order to survive? A recent study of juvenile offenders placed them, on average, at a third grade reading level. Jobs were simply not an option; they simply did not have, and could not learn, the necessary skills. And thus they were absorbed into the gangs, and the attendant drugs and crime. Higher education in penitentiaries used to be ordinary, but in 1994 Congress eliminated federal funding for inmates to go to college and many programs were abolished. The reasons were: why should the government give free college educations to inmates when there are so many unconvicted students who cannot afford it? One of the best ways to rehabilitate criminals is through educating them while they are in prison, but most people do not want to pay for prisoners to go to college when even they have trouble coming up with money for their own kid’s education. We’re hung up on solving problems by “Getting Tough” and place too little value on “Getting Smart.” Not only must we educate the prisoners, we must also take the time to educate the police officers. We must begin this educational rehabilitation process by rating the prisons the same way we rate our schools: By their success rate.
New Life Prison is a private prison located in an unincorporated area of Brentwood, CA New Life prison is a dormitory setting and a minimum security prison for level one and two male inmate population of 500. New Life Prison is too focused on lowering the recidivism rate in CA. New Life prison is a new private prison and receives funding from grants and donations. New Life mission is to focus on the level one and two inmate’s within the state prison system. New Life mission is to help these individuals move on passed the crime they have committed and began to live their life again. In 2004 Folsom state prison was able to move their level one and two inmates to a minimum security facility (Department of Correction 2015). Most of these inmates
Jail and Prisons Comparison Paper Jail is usually the first place a person is taken after being arrested by police officers. The authority of states to build, operate, and fill jails can be found in the Tenth Amendment, which has been construed to grant to states the power to pass their own laws to preserve the safety, health, and welfare of their communities. Jail is to protect the public and citizens of county by providing a wide range of constructive, professional correctional services for pre-trial and convicted detainees. Jail is also ensure the safety and welfare of staff, visitors, and offenders by operating facilities and programs in a secure, humane environment which meets professional and standards and constitutional
In the article "Prison Conditions for death row and life without parole imates," it includes different facts about how much money the government is actually spending on inmates in prisons. Article also includes the differences between death row inmates and life without parole inmates. For example, "Death row inmates have to eat
this speech i'm going to tell you how i went to jail and how i got there and what i did to change, Ok where should i start...it all started when i was 15 i started smoking pot and after awhile it was not working so i started doing acid
This just proves that when juveniles are charged as delinquents, they learn their lesson and stop commiting crimes. People need to understand how sending kids to prison is only going to make them worse. It will put them in an environment that affects them mentally and also affects how these kids see the outside world. Putting these kids in a more forgiving environment will let them develop and learn about their mistakes. None of this can happen in prison and then when they are released, they will have the same or worse mindset they had going into prison. It may be good short-term to lock them up so they can't make another mistake but long-term this is only going to hurt more innocent
After watching the ted talk, I learned all about Ismael’s story of his growing up in jail. As a young inmate, New York is one of two states that arrests and considers 16-17 years old as adults. When being in jail so young, I learned how there
This article is about a program that has been running in jail. This program allows mothers and children to share time together while the mother is serving her sentence. It creates a great starting relationship between the children and the mother, which children need when they are young to continue on their life. It’s been seen by people that by having the presence of a young child or infant in the room full of women prisoners, their behaviour tend to alter. They become more aware of how they act and what they say. There are a few jails currently that offer this program. The facilities are a bit different with this program, with warm coloured walls and daycare like home. Many doctors believe that this is a way that can alter the prisoner's behaviour and prevent more criminal activity from happening again if they have a bright side to look forward to. For example for mothers they want the best for their children and their bright side
I recently read the article on risk assessment and how Pennsylvania is expected to be using this tool to determine prison sentencing based on how likely a person would reoffend. All together I think it is outrageous that this tool is even an idea. Number one: we can not based likelihood on race. The color of one’s skin has nothing to do with the crimes they commit, that’s stereotyping. Number two: age should not be a fact, just as race shouldn’t. I understand there are crimes certain ages groups tend to commit, but to me a crime is a crime.
Who is someone close to you? Someone you could not imagine living life without. What would you do if all of a sudden they were convicted of a crime they did not commit? On top of that, what if they were put on death row for 18 years only to be later found not guilty? Well, take that horrific image and make it into reality because for Damien Echols this was his reality. It was 1993 in West Memphis, Arkansas when three teenagers; Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley were all convicted of the murder and sexual mutilation of three eight-year-old boys. Due to their appearance and the widespread fear of rock music having relations with satanic worship, they were prime suspects in their small town.
“Crime rates in the United States have been on a steady decline since the 1990s. Despite this improvement, particular demographic groups still exhibit high rates of criminal activity while others remain, especially likely to be victims of crime. Fact 1. Crime rates have steadily declined over the past twenty-five years. Fact 2. Low-income individuals are more likely than higher-income individuals to be victims of crime. Fact 3. The majority of criminal offenders are younger than age thirty”. (Harris, 2014) These facts are shocking, but it is good information to know. The people in question in the article should be focused on for additional help and services to keep these types of episodes