Paper - 1 The Reality of American Prisons I. Thesis...

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1 The Reality of American Prisons
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I. Thesis Although the prison systems are meant to be a punishment or a consequence for ones actions, prison life is not meant to be inhumane. II. Body A. American prisons are currently the homes of the largest population of prisoners. 1. The prison environment can be harsh and unsafe a. Prison systems create order and reduce chaos. b. Prisoners serve a sentence depending on the severity of their crime. 2. Different viewpoints argue the reasoning behind crime. a. More money and efforts are being used to beat the war on crime. b. Crime may be caused by poverty or the struggle for survival. c. Criminal’s willingness to do whatever they believe is necessary in order to survive. B. American crime rate is blamed on media violence, poverty, drug abuse, and/or gun usage. There is no real effort in keeping Americans out of prison. 1. There is no real effort in keeping Americans out of prison. a. Prison serves the purpose of helping to prevent a criminal from committing another crime, temporarily or permanently. b. Rehabilitation is not common among prisoners who are released without marketable skills. C. Prisoners have very different prison experiences. Both the prisoners and
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3 their families are negatively affected one way or another. 1. Prison life can be harmful and have negative effects on a human being mentally, physically, and emotionally. a. Children are sentenced to serve a term in adult prisons which have permanent negative effects on their life. b. Incarcerated relatives, especially parents, have an emotional, financial, and mental strain on a family. 2. Prisoners receive different treatment for different reasons. a. Mentally ill prisoners b. The difference in prison life between men and women. c. Segregation between prisoners. II. Conclusion Although the prison systems are meant to be a punishment or a consequence for ones actions, prison life is not meant to be inhumane. Imagine being pregnant with your first child, in prison, as your water breaks. Prisoners are also human beings who have needs that should be maintained and not limited to the harsh and extreme environment that prisons offer. A person involved in a crime should not have the right to freedom and should be secluded from the rest of the American population while they rightfully serve the full term of their sentence. Along with the prisoners, many Americans are suffering throughout the duration of their relative’s incarceration. Unless the penalty for these
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