Prison Sentence Length Discussion

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With the development of society, prison sentences has become a hot topic among people. On one hand, as the East weekly reported that more than 200 criminals composition of a village after releasing out are still keeping the prison habit after sentence (Easy weekly, 2011). Long-term prison sentence would have a great impact on people's physical and mental health. On the other hand, in the rencent year, the proportion of crimes committed by the short sentence increased from 5.2% to 51%, which has been significantly higher than the long-term offender sentence. There are different opinions among people, prison sentences should be the longer the better? Everything has two sides and whether the prison sentence should be longer or shorter is not an exception, it has both advantages and disadvantages. People’s opinions vary from person to person, however, in terms of our opinions, prison sentence is the shorter the better. There is no perfect thing in the world, according to the history of long sentence, it seems like that there are a few drawbacks about long sentence. First, spending a long time in a prison where are plenty of offenders live together will not be beneficial to developing their characters. Second, it is a big expense for government to provide offenders with food and shelters. A news shows that homeless offenders liked to use prison terms to ensure they had a roof over their heads in winter. That means sentence is no more a serious legal way to penalize

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