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  • The American Prison

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    The American Prison framework is coming up short us as a country. As exhibited by Brain Kincade the American restorative facilites framework is monstrous. The American Prison is enormous to the point that it's reviewed turnover of $74 million obscurations the GDP of 133 countries. The greater part of it needs to do with the way the American true blue structure works and how it has changed over the traverse of the most recent 40 years. The country detain masses has quadrupled to 2.2 million in which

  • The Treatment Of American Prisons

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    people are sent to prison with the goal for the convict to be punished, to prevent them from doing bad things again, and to deter others from breaking the law. Each year, millions of people are released from prison, but roughly two-thirds of the prisoners who were released reoffend within three years of leaving prison, often with a more serious and violent offense. This can be attributed to the ineffective correction style that America has adopted: punishment. American prisons have focused more on

  • The American Prison System

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    and jurors usually try to figure out if there’s a mental problem or disorder that contributes to the criminal’s reasoning. The history and transformation of American prisons since the eighteenth century has widely shaped the conception that an inmate’s sanity and their wellbeing should be taken into account with prison placement. The first prisons, realizations and shifts in the system throughout time, as well as the shift in thought have all contributed to this idea. Although, not all criminal’s mental

  • American Prisons History

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    always been a part of society. Since the time of Cain and Abel, there has been a vicious cycle of crime, punishment, and vengeance. From damp dungeons to high tech super-max prisons, man’s fascination with punishment knows no bounds. However, history shows that there is a balancing act in the true purpose of prison. Prisons seem to fluctuate between the desire to reform and the desire to punish. Harsh punishments tempt man relax rules and stop any egregious acts against prisoners. Over time, the

  • Privatization of American Prisons

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    running prisons out of the hands of state and federal authorities and contracting it out to private organizations. Along with the drift to privatization is a plethora of research pertaining to the subject taking many different approaches to analyzing the effectiveness. The majority of research focuses on one of three areas. The first questioning whether or not it is cost effective to make the switch. The second being the ethical problems that can and have risen from the privatization of prisons. The

  • Problems with the American Prison System

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    Throughout history into today, there have been many problems with our prison system. Prisons are overcrowded, underfunded, rape rates are off the charts, and we as Americans have no idea how to fix it. We need to have shorter sentences and try to rehabilitate prisoners back to where they can function in society. Many prisoners barely have a high school education and do not receive further education in jail. Guards need to pay more attention to the well being of the inmates and start to notice signs

  • African American Women In Prison

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    When individuals are sent to prison, many are forgotten, disregarded, and deemed worthy of being there. The high-stress environment is simply unlivable for many Americans and the exploitation of the prison system is used to steer many in the right direction. However, the mental health of these prisoners, especially female prisoners, is more ignored than ever. Research findings reveal the need for advocating and help to these women. The rate of men going to prison is increasing by 2.7%, however

  • The And Incarceration Of The American Prison System

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    The American prison finds its origin in Europe. Like most things American we have adopted and adapted many of our beliefs and customs from our mother land. The punishment of confinement was rare and unheard of in America before Eighteenth century. The English concept of prison and incarceration did not even take root until the late Eighteenth Century (Hirsch, 1992). Now, American’s cannot claim that they invented prisons or the concept of confining criminal offenders within facilities that keep them

  • American Prisons And Justice System

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    One simple question asked by many familiar with the American prison system is “Is it Effective?” The word effectiveness can take on many meanings such as cost effective or effective in reducing recidivism. Recidivism, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the “tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially: relapse into criminal behavior”. In the United States, the time of relapse into criminal behavior has been measured by as much as 8 years by the Bureau of

  • Essay On The American Prison System

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    The prison system of the United States and particular European nations such as Finland and Norway have remarkable differences between them in their prison conditions and treatment of the prisoners, and that these European nations have lower rates of recidivism as compared to the United States, so in order to be more effective, the United States prison systems should make changes such as cleaner prisons, more humane treatment of the inmates, implementation of skill-building programs within the prison

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