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Dean Search Professor Van Horne Crime and Punishment 20 October 2010 Riker’s Island Watching this movie provided me with a better understanding of how jails work and operate. Riker’s Island is one of the biggest jails in the United States. It is located about six miles away from the Empire State Building and has four hundred fifteen acres of space for its detainees. There are seventeen thousand prisoners that currently are part of the system at Riker’s Island. About ninety-two percent of the prisoners are either African American or Hispanic. Around ninety percent of them did not graduate high school. It was startling to hear how many of the prisoners had not graduated high school. I believe this trend is devastating to today’s society because poorly educated people often times make poor decisions in life that ultimately lead to their incarceration. If they are not in school it means they are on the streets getting into trouble and associating with the wrong people. From hearing the inmates speak you could tell that they were not highly
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