Mr. Jeremy Gibbs
English Composition I
13 November 2015
Mississippi ranks fifth in the nation for incarcerated people. Mississippi’s prison population grew by three hundred percent between 1983 and 2013. As of 2013, there were 22,400 inmates in the state. Mississippi estimates that in the next ten years the prison population can grow by 1,951 inmates which will cost the state approximately $266 million dollars. Something has to be done to change this trend. AS of November 2015, some improvements have been made, but out state still needs further reform. So many convicts are from lower income families and have a poor education. In fact, the communities most affected by high incarceration rates have high levels of poverty, unemployment, and racial segregation. I feel that the solution to this pressing problem is to offer incentives to improve good behavior, educational skills, and vocational skill sin the prison of Mississippi.
Who in Mississippi has not head of Parchment Penitentiary? It is said by many to be one of the most dreaded prisons in the country. I began in 1904 as Parchment Farm and embossed 16,000 acres of delta land. James K. Cardamom was elected governor of Mississippi in 1903. Governor Hardeman became a passionate advocate of penal reform in the 1890’s. His concept of “correction” was that most of the convicts could and would reenter society. He felt that work ethics could be installed in convicts through a program of incentives. He believed that the inmates should be instilled in convicts through a program of incentives. He believed that the inmates should be instilled in convicts through a program of incentives. He believed that the inmates should be influenced by Christian doctrines....
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...mum as well as maximum guidelines. This then gave parole authorities less discretion for granting people.
God never gives up on people, no matter what they do. This should be a guide for us. Of course, the state must punish people who commit crimes. Prison is and should be different for lawbreaking in our society. Prison should not be easy or fun, but it should offer ways for inmates to improve. Prison inmates who receive general education and vocational training are significantly less likely to return to prison after release and are more likely to find employment than peers who do not receive such opportunities. This saves the state money when a prisoner can return to society and be a productive member. Therefore, Mississippi should offer incentives for conditioning education academically and vocational opportunities in Mississippi as well as good behavior.
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