America 's Crime Rate Is Not Only The Lives Of Those Who Are Incarcerated
The Prison Trap. This article was written by Sullivan and published in the journal “America.”
Overview America’s crime rate has sharply dropped in the past twenty five years but has maintained an all time high for the number of prisoners for ten years. A study by the National Research council says this is because people are behind bars for longer periods of time. The benefits for those involved in the criminal justice system outweigh those for the general public by a large margin. Shortcuts such as cutting education, rehabilitation, and medical bills allow prisons to grow larger while increasing recidivism rates. Attempts for prisoners to better themselves after getting out of prison are severely hindered by the felony status placed upon them. Private prisons have also donated $45 million to lobbying in the past ten years.
Application The details given by this article support my idea of prisons being largely for the benefit of those running them instead of for society. Those in charge of private prisons have given a large sum of money, $45 million, to…