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America's Prisons

Correctional policies have reflected changes in social, political, and economic environments throughout the years. The United States imprisons far more people than other industrialized countries...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2018, 6:55 pm (UTC)

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America's Prisons

Rehabilitation often takes the form of classes to improve academic skills and help inmates earn either GEDs or college degrees. When working within the prison system, one can see these forms of...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2018, 12:26 pm (UTC)

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America's Prisons

The major issue with managing correctional facilities is money. The United States has a large and growing prison population. It is not popular with taxpayers to allocate funds to prisons when they...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2019, 8:44 pm (UTC)

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America's Prisons

The strategy that seems most viable for dealing with America’s crowded prisons is the strategy of reducing the number of people who are sentenced to prison. This would ease crowding without...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2013, 7:19 pm (UTC)

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First of all, when your question says “the five main reasons,” it sounds as if you might be expected to provide a specific list of reasons. I suggest that you consult your textbook and/or lecture...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2013, 3:49 am (UTC)

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America's Prisons

I would have agreed with this statement perhaps 30 years ago, but I no longer believe that it is true. At least, it is clearly not true that corrections are constantly moving toward treating...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2013, 11:49 pm (UTC)

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America's Prisons

The consequences of mass incarceration in the United States are far-reaching. Over two million American citizens are in prison, thus contributing toward the highest prison population around the...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2019, 7:08 pm (UTC)

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America's Prisons

The answer to this question is a matter of opinion. Different people have very different opinions as to the relative merits of rehabilitation and punishment. Let us look at the arguments for each...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2013, 12:40 am (UTC)

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America's Prisons

During the period of reforms in the antebellum era of the United States, there were two systems that were proposed for prisons. These two systems were called the Pennsylvania System and the Auburn...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2013, 10:23 pm (UTC)

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America's Prisons

I would argue that the main issue that faces prison reform today is the lingering feeling on the part of many Americans that prisoners need to be punished as harshly as possible. In my view, the...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2013, 1:20 am (UTC)

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These are, of course, two very different issues. We should not equate consensual same-sex activities in prison with sexual assaults. Consensual activities are, at worst, immoral (depending on...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2013, 1:01 am (UTC)

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America's Prisons

There are two main reasons for prison overcrowding. First, there is the fact that the United States imprisons a very large percent of its population when compared to other developed countries. The...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2012, 1:13 am (UTC)

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