Why Did The Prison System Fail

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Many people believe that the prison system works, but does it really? Many studies and research has been made in order to show that the prison system is failing. Citizens of the United States of America are forced to pay for a system in order to make our country “safe”, however no one seems to inform themselves with the facts. Imprisoning people who break the law does not make them change into a better person, and the cost for having someone locked up is costly. It is evident that our prison system have failed. “47% of offenders leaving prison reoffend will within one year” (Leach). So, why do we keep on sending people to prison?
First let’s inform ourselves about how costly it is to maintain a prisoner. The cost can range between $31,28
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