Alternatives To Incarceration Essay

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Alternatives to Incarceration for the Young Offenders
In recent years there have been so many crimes that youth have been involved. The crime rate has really have went up. There are too many young inmates in our prisonsjails; the percentage is so high that we really need to do something about it. “Despite a decline in juvenile offending over the past decade, the population of youth confined in pre-trial secure detention has steadily grown. On an average day, more than 27,000 youth are estimated to reside in locked detention centers — a number that has grown 72 percent since the early 1990s”. ("Center for children’s law and policy"). This means in the past twenty five years, the crime has gone up and a lot of our tax dollars have went to the system to provide for this offenders.
The prison and jails are so full that is almost unbelievable, that is why there is such a desperate needs to get these offenders out and providing for themselves. The system is really trying to offer programs to all of the inmates but also focusing on the younger population. Incarceration is very expensive because a prisoner must be provided with clothes, food, bed, and other necessary things. Keeping them locked up is just keeping our society from moving forward. So why waste
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There have been so many concerns on whether it is a good idea on charging minors as adults. There are so many offenders in the prisons that began their time before they were eighteen. This is a big concern because even if they committed a crime they are young they really don’t know, so why charge them as adults. When they go in as young offenders is so much easier for them to stay in the system, so let’s help our society by helping these offenders and make them work for what they want. If we incarcerate them we are giving them everything that they need so why not make them work for what they
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