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    States has the highest prison population and population rate compared to other countries. The total prison population in the United States in 2014 was approximately 2,217,947 prisoners. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are 744,592 in local jails and 1,473,355 in state or federal prisons (United States of America ICPR). The prison population rate in the U.S. (per 100,000 of national population) is 693, also in 2014. In the United Kingdom, their total population and rates statistics

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    After decades trying to prevent it, prison population continued to increase. Mandatory minimum sentences and the privatization created more prisoners, rather than cutting down on the amount incarcerations. Since the 1980’s, the prison population has quadrupled and today one in every one hundred adults are in prison (Mandatory Minimums (HBO)). Infact, America leads the world in prisoners with 20% of the earth’s prison population (The Prison Crisis). In a study done by The American Prospect, charts

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    Another interviewee that also agreed with the bill said that the prison population in the United States is assumed the highest compared to other countries. Part of that is because of to the sentencing that are harsher for crimes considered small in other parts of the world. The passage of this bill will give law makers and parties involved in the justice system a chance to review and evaluate laws and sentencing for reasonability. Secondly, the law will influence that attitude of judges, prosecutors

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    million individuals in jails or prisons (Morris & Tonry, 2013, p. 370). However, does every individual confined in jails and prisons still need to be there or is there a better way to deal with certain special prison populations? Due to the large number of prisoners within the correctional system, certain special populations of inmates do not receive the rehabilitation or care needed to successfully reintegrate back into society. Additionally, these special populations create an undue burden on the

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    and control their deviant populations. Western industrial societies have undergone a number of transformations in their quest to achieve such control. Disenchantment with the penal system and its inability to achieve rehabilitation within its confines has meant that in recent years, and especially since the 1960's, a central element in the social control practises of advanced capitalist societies has been a state-sponsored attempt to deinstitutionalise deviant populations. In face of steadily escalating

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    plague our nation. This idea that the worlds prison population is disproportional to that of the overall world population. According to this film, “ Five percent of the worlds population makes up twenty-five percent of the prison population” (DuVernay, 2016). This statistic is astounding and due in part to, according to the film, the exclusion of criminals from the thirteenth amendments abolishment of slavery. The disproportionality in prison population, not only of people but also of the race make

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    The High Price of Prison The United States spends $80 billion on incarcerating inmates per year. The government is spending more money on keeping an inmate imprisoned in relation to educating elementary/secondary school students. The government continues to spend more money on imprisoning people and cutting funds from important societal needs, including education. When funds get taken away, the amount of opportunities for others become limited. The United States should decrease the amount of money

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    Prison Population Over the last decade the prison population in the United States has increased but the total admissions has decreased. In 2004, the national statistics for the prison population showed 1,497,100 persons to be incarcerated from Federal Institutions to State Institutions. Ten years later in 2014, the prison population increased to 1,562,525. This increase in population is not as dramatic when it comes to comparing 2004 and 2014. However, comparing 2014 to 1978 there is a tremendous

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    In the U.S, five percent of the population is behind bars (Collier). State spending on corrections is estimated at $52 billion a year with most spent on prisons (“The Potential of Community Corrections to Improve Safety and Reduce Incarceration”). The reason for the U.S. prison population increase is because we are sending people to prison for more time and also because of drugs and we have focused on drug dealing and drug possession (Neyfakh). The U.S. Justice System imprisons a lot of people

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    Disparities in Prison Populations Essay

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    DISPARITIES IN PRISON POPULATIONS Although we would like to believe the world is not as racially charged in 2013 as it was in the 1960s, a look in our penal system would show that minorities are still arrested and incarcerated at a higher rate than whites. The United States has experienced a rise in its prison population over the last 40 years and our incarceration rate is nearly 5 times higher than any other country. Even though 13% of the US population are African American males, they make

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