Not only does throwing a kid in detention often reduce the chance that he or she will graduate high school, but it also raises the chance that the youth will commit more crimes later on in life. After all, the youths who commit crimes and get tossed in detention in the first place are undoubtedly different from kids who never get detained. So of course they'd have different outcomes. What we'd really want to know is whether detention itself is actually making things worse? (Plume, B).
Also with a lack of in-house work to offer to inmates, they may begin plotting violent acts against inmates that have prison duties so that they may acquire their jobs. Some may even begin to view the lack of jobs as a competition between inmates to remain active. This is unacceptable, there are several steps that could be taken in order to provide better lifestyles for inmates in prison and jail. One would be to reduce the severity of sentencing to fines for minor infractions, or allow inmates to serve in work release so that they may produce income for the state instead of being incarcerated in prison and becoming a burden to the
The main keywords in my research are school to prison pipeline, race and inequality in education, racial discrimination, and disability. The sub keywords in my paper are the negatives of low income juveniles being affected, while the middle class and upper class are being affected in a positive way. By considering the negative and positive approach of School to Prison Pipeline we can see that a group of juveniles are having better lives while the other group of juveniles are entering the criminal justice systems and forever will be labeled as a criminal.
In conclusion incarcerating mere children in prison makes them vulnerable to deadly things such as the staff, inmates, and mental/physical weakness. Burton, just released from prison says “a lot of stuff in prison hardens you as a human being and you’ve got to harden yourself to survive or there won’t be a chance for you at all”. Don’t you think for one second that you will get away with trouble just because of your age. These kids weren’t given mercy because of their age and they have their lives ahead of them. Mess around with the law now, because if you can’t do the time don’t do the crime.
Under the law depending on the state and with some expectations, being punished for a felony isn’t that simple. Prisoners not only serve their time in jail for the crime that they have committed, but many of them would also lose their rights and opportunities upon their release. For example, they lose their right to vote, their right to bear arms, public social benefits, certain employment opportunities, and are prohibited from certain areas because of their criminal record. This law can be problematic, especially for young people as they are young and are still learning from their mistakes. Yet, there is a possibility that a crime that they have committed when they were younger could still affect them through adulthood.
In other words, this prison know to discipline and rehabilitate offenders who was ready to be released. The practice was not enough because Ellis was once again denied multiples times by the parole board of possibility being released because they still felt he was a danger to society. I noticed in the movie that many inmates had nothing to lose because they were given life sentences and hated how corrupted the prison was. The prison culture was not all that great according to the movie it also drove some people crazy leading many individual to do suicide or even have thoughts of it. I learned the purpose of parole is supposed to help prepare those in prison, but looking at how the movie was structure they did not provide any educational programs for those who were willing to learned.
Tiana Williams, a student with a thesis in Sociology and African American Studies, brings up factors that seem to be sending many kids into the prison system (Gudrais). She believes that being poor, black, and Hispanic (along with school suspensions) greatly increase your chances of being incarcerated as an adult. She also found that having a low educational attainment and lack of employment opportunities in communities push kids to commit crimes for money (theft-related), seeing as they are not presented with opportunities for their own educational advancement. “The prison walls we built with such industry in the 1980s and ’90s did not keep out the criminal predators,” Bruce Western, a professor of sociology at Harvard Kennedy School, and author of Punishment and Inequality In America, writes, “...but instead divided us internally, leaving our poorest communities with fewer opportunities to join the mainstream and deeply skeptical of the institutions charged with their safety...” Western also suggests that a history in family violence is a key factor in the existence of crime. With parents in jail, children are left either without an influence or chance at childhood, that can lead to a cycle that may direct them to jail time as they
The effect of this though is that students sometimes have to miss first period because of the length of time it takes to check everyone's bag. In addition, it can cause feelings of intimidation or anxiety due to the fact that "when you put metal detectors in buildings, that's a statement that schools are violence-ridden, out of control, and unsafe" (Glazer 790). This worries educators because they start to "question whether a prison-like atmosphere, even when it is effective in reducing crime, can in the long run be compatible with good education" (David 12). In correlation with crime in schools are illegal drugs. Drugs seems to be the majority cause of violent behavior in school.
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."
Even more troubling are the technical violations such as, not following court orders, probation expectations or declining to attend school. Only 25% of young offenders have committed a violent crime such as, murder, sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated assault. Once adolescents are trapped in the juvenile justice system, it is almost as if it makes of a lifestyle from youth delinquency to incarceration. That is why separating our youth from their families and communities is often more dangerous by placing them in violent, aggressive and dangerous environments such as detention