This is flawed mainly because it seems to assume that showing people that what they've done is wrong will always accomplish something, that punishing those who commit crimes will deter others from following the same pattern. The problem with prison is that prisons are not a place of rehabilitation. There are people who steal and sell drugs simply because they have no other means of survival. There are people whose lives in the outside world are so terribly difficult that for them, that prison life is a cushier existence than their ordinary day-to-day existence, and many of these people intentionally commit crimes so they will be arrested and thrown in jail, simply so that they can get a decent meal and a bed. These people are then introduced to major offenders, who have not been rehabilitated and become worse than their "mentors."
Kim Gilmore wrote, “The prison sentences are often steeper for minorities, who are more likely to be convicted of their crimes that are non minorities” (161). When prisoners revolt to a prison officer, they receive corporal punishment. Moreover, the prisoners do not have human rights in the prison because they cannot choose works. Also, when the prisoners refused to forced labor, they receive violence or corporal punishment. Donna Batten wrote, “Prisoners cannot refuse to work or choose the work they will do.
Also the American prison is inhumane because it’s also underfunded and the prisoners have to face inhumane and unsanitary conditions, such as lack of clean water.US prisons are breeding ground for violence. I think these places are supposed to improve inmates into law abiding people. Instead of doing this they turn even the harmless criminals into the most violent ones. One man is sentenced
They have a history of childhood abuse/neglect, and most come from an impoverished background/poverty, have mental health issues, negative peer influences. (change.org, 2015) The only reason most are involved in gangs in order to feel a sense of belonging and identity that are missing from their home life. Many are incarcerated hundreds of miles from their families with little opportunity to maintain relationships. After living in a negative, controlled and structured environment for up to many years, it is extremely challenging for inmates to re-enter society. Instead of learning how to reform their thinking/behavior and change their lifestyles, many offenders adopt dangerous behaviors in order to cope in a toxic prison culture of violence, gang activity and idleness.
The system of Criminal Justice is structure to put criminals away but sometimes they tend to put the wrong people away. Many innocent individuals are put in prison every day for a crime they did not commit. This shows the system is not structure and well organized as it should be because many people are in jail due to false imprisonment. In the movie “Shawshank Redemption” there were a lot of issues that man prison facilities attend to annoy if it did not benefit their needs. The main issues staff and the parole board try to ignore is the physical and sexual abuse that goes on in the prison by other inmates including staff as well.