Setbacks Of The Criminal Justice System

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The Criminal Justice System has made many changes since it was first established in the 17th Century. The Criminal Justice System first began in the United States during the colonial times, when the colonist had to follow the rules of the British. During the Colonial times, the Criminal Justices System was not as fair as our current system is today, which meant a lot of people did not have rights and were ultimately treated unfairly. Times have definitely changed for the Criminal Justice System in the United States, though there have been many accomplishments, there has also been a few setbacks. One necessity in life is to live in a safe environment, and to live in a safe environment, one does not typically want crime and corruption. To give…show more content…
powder cocaine.” As Politicians began cracking down on crime and get tough on drugs, people began to go to prison. Such a vast majority of people were going; the government could not build prisons fast enough. The citizens of the united states began to want a different solution for ending crime because they were tired of paying tax dollars for prisons. According to the Washington State Institute of Public Policy, in 1975 it cost an individual taxpayer $200 to cover his/her part of the criminal justice budget. By year 2000, the annual cost had risen to $1,200, a six-fold increase, yet crime rates have remained about the same. Though we are still facing a war on crime, correctional facilities are facing a war of their own such as overcrowding, funding, and the one I believe is most important is inmate behavior. By having an activity program, reform program, and reintegration program in the correctional facilities, the inmate has a better chance at life and obeying. In correctional facilities inmates must behave in order to have order and have things run smoothly. Without inmate cooperation there is chaos and potential lives are…show more content…
Those who are incrassated tend to have low education and drug habits. According to PBS, 60% The percentage of Black students who dropped out and spent time in prison According to U.S. Department of Justice National Institute of Corrections handbook addressing the needs of the inmates help reduce negative inmate behavior. In prison in can be very frustrating for inmates to sit in prison for years and think how they ruined their life. As an administrator in a correctional facility, I would allow inmates who are known for good behavior and trying to obtain a higher standard learning to do so. By giving inmates a chance to increase their education, they will be using their time in prison productively, benefiting their life when they get out of prison, seeing what it is like to achieve a goal, and most importantly behaving while in prison. The inmates will be able to use their new skill such as reading and writing in life outside of prison. A study by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons found: “The more educational programs successfully completed for each six months confined, the lower the recidivism rate.” With less inmates coming back means the criminal justice did its job, reduced overcrowding and maintain inmate behavior. For those inmates suffering from drug addiction, they will also be able to seek help while in prison and learn how they do not need drugs in
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