The American Prison System Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

The American Prison System
An analysis of the failure of the American prison system.
# 63022 | 974 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 18, 2005 in English (Analysis) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections)

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This paper presents an brief overview of the American prison system. The paper explores the prison system and discusses the pros and cons of the system. The paper presents the argument that the prison system is not an effective one. The paper contends that while America is one of the most advanced nations in the world and its prison system is the largest, the system is not successful. The paper explains that this is evident in the high rate of recidivism, in the failure of the system to prepare the inmates for the return to society. The paper claims that if America is truly interested in rehabilitating its criminals, the system needs to be evaluated and revamped.
Argument for the Prisons
Argument against Prison

From the Paper:

"America is well known for having the largest prison system in the world. The criminal justice system continues to send convicted offenders to the big house, and those who have been released continue to return. Whether or not the prison system is effective has been a topic of hot debate for many years. As prisons are constructed and politicians use crime as a political platform, victims demand harsher sentences while advocates for change allege it won't change things. Prisons in America receive a lot of attention because there are so many inmates within the walls and wire, but the bottom line is the system needs to be changed if it is to become an effective rehabilitation and deterrence tool. "

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