Life In Prison Essay

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I believe that life in prison have better retribution than capital punishment. Whomever should serve the term of life in prison, the punishment should be swift, severe, and certain. Someone that is on death row delivers less information on the circumstances of the crime and cost more. Life in prison provides more information and allows more resources to be invested into solving and preventing other crimes. People that are on death row gets a quick death without real benefits. “Sanctions for criminal behavior tended to be public events which were designed to shame the person and deter others” (History of the prison system, 2015). All inmates get treated the same way in prison. Today, there are over a million incarcerated prisoners that are serving time in prison. This paper will analyze and explore the situation of those sentenced to life in prison. Incarceration Rate “Although incarceration rates have declined for the third straight year, prison have been a popular sentence in the United States” (Carson & Golinelli, 2013). There have been twenty-four states that had increases in their prison population. “Among…show more content…
Most Prison guards have become use to the violence in prison. Sexual violence has been going on for hundreds of years and is nothing new. Some prison guard think they deserve everything they get in prison. “Some of the prisoners that get raped are the rapist and the child molesters. Over 500,000 women are raped per year” (Words from Prison: Sexual Abuse in Prison, 2015). Many men are not gay in the prison system. Most men just have a sexual desires while in prison. “The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 requires the Bureau of Justice Statistics to carry out an analysis and a review of the incidence and effects of prison rape for each calendar year” (Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), 2015). Most inmates look for opportunities when the guards are not
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