Although the overall crime rate in Utah fell in the past two decades, the state’s prison population grew by 18 percent from 2004 to 2013, six times faster than the national average. Rebecca Smith, education coordinator at the Salt Lake County Metro Jail, is optimistic about recent changes in the justice system. Through improved probation systems, an in-development outpatient facility that focuses on treating mental illness and addiction, and a new women’s unit, efforts are underway to help youth in our community escape the cycle of generational incarceration.
'The 48th Precinct area can be described as economically depressed insofar as many of the residents are in the middle to lower income strata with a multifarious ethnic make-up. At the same time it can be considered vital, where new businesses are moving in. Also, many abandoned buildings have been or are in the process of being restored while one and two family units are being built up on previous empty lots." from the 48th Precinct's Web page
The United States should either change or eliminate the death penalty. New York abolished the death penalty in 2007, but many other states still carry out capital punishment (Death Penalty Information Center). In my opinion, the death penalty is unfair to many and a strain on the United States.
When we consider the issue of Prison Systems, some might wonder: Is it the problem or the solution? Andrew Cohen's blogpost addresses this question because he explains most of the problems in prisons. He investigates how unconstitutional the prisons.
Drug prohibition and the growing arguments over its possible repeal have intrigued me greatly recently. With marijuana legalisation laws having passed for the first time in American history since the 1930's, I wish to examine the arguments that are growing powerfully on both sides of the debate on legalisation and what their positive and negative consequences would be. I also want to know the differences in opinion on this issue according to demographic lines- I wonder to what extent these effect the beliefs held by the populace.
No Choirboy by Susan Kulkin is a life hearing story of Ameican prisonboys telling their stories and backgrounds on why they're behind bars.
This book was kind of not my type. It was interesting to see how prison cells are different across the workd but it did mot catch my attention. Readers who are interested into violence,murder, and real life data interviews.
What I feel about the article is that it is true. I think when we put more people to jail and when those people come out of jail the crime rate does go down. People believe that the higher incarceration rates led to less crime. I agree with this statement because people who go to jail see that it is a really bad place to be at. So when they come out of jail they tell others that are doing crimes to stop because it will ruin their life, so the people that have been to jail can warn the other before it is too late for them.
I was reading chapter 9 in “ Down These Mean Streets”, in this chapter Piri and his friends decide they need some extra money so they steal Kool-aid, sugar and a pitcher to start a lemonade stand. They make about 9 dollars and instead of buying more supplies they decided to steal from another store. While in the store they grabbed everything that was worth money and left before the police could catch them in the act. Unfortunately, they were the only ones out at two in the morning which made them look suspect. The police caught Piri’s friends while Piri ran all the way home.
Reading more into After by Amy Efaw, I feel like this place is turning her into a person she isn't. In the story she was said to be a very bright student with high grades but as I read more she hates herself. She questions herself on this thing. She wonders why was she so dumb on doing something like this and looks herself as someone horrible. I think the more shes here the more she is going to change into someone depressing. Devon already questions herself and she doesn't have a dad or mom.
I’ve been reading this book called Monster by Walter Dean Myers and what I'm thinking about is that this character Steve will do almost life in prison for something he has never did, but the idea of him snitching is going to get him in trouble in the streets.
Because we are starting "Dead Man Walking" in english today, and we have been talking about the death penalty in my religion class, I decided to look up some facts and statistics about the death penalty.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley and Malcolm X: Malcolm changes a lot and learns a lot when he goes to prison. He abnadons his radical views on race and different perspectives. When he is in prison he educates himself and converts into Islam and shows him the need for his struggles against equality. Malcolm witnesses colorblindness and refers to racial intergretion. He also grows as a person and is interested in racial harmony.
Im not really sure if I will ever go to jail. The reason I chose this question was because, when I ask my friends, they think that because of the stupid things I do, that I might, one day, end up in jail.