The Never Ending Story

1840 WordsJun 29, 20168 Pages
The Never-Ending Story One Topic that left me confused, is the conversation about the many issues within the prison system. Particularly whether or not the prison system works and if we as a country are doing more harm than good. Subsequently we have an incarceration epidemic that would not only circumduct its prisoners, but also conceive new prisoners as a result of this cycle of incarceration. These effects are aided by laws like Mandatory Minimum Sentencing. "Proponents of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, believe the laws are an effective deterrent against certain serious offenses such as drug and weapon crimes and sexual assault"(www.cga.ct.org). A view that was stated by the General Assembly of Connecticut. Whom of which, were debating the law. This is just one of many examples of what is wrong with the justice system, in effect, would point to a direct impact on prison population and individuals being incarcerated. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, has introduced the “Justice Safety Valve act of 2013". Intended to allow judges to stray away from mandatory minimum sentencing, which would as a product, subtract from the amount of individuals incarcerated. Nevertheless, it is the “how right or wrong “something is, that confuses me. With all that in mind, I believe a cycle is formed by laws like "Mandatory Minimum Sentencing", as well as others making new and repeat guests to incarceration. It is especially important to realize
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