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May 27, 2007
Male user dran 2 posts

Topic: Letter of The Law / Should parole be abolished or can it reduce our relience on prisons?

I have an assignment for my Contemporary Issues class that deals with the topic question. Right now I am for parole, but for non-violent offenders becuase 72.1% of inmates in federal prison are non-violent offenders (The Sentencing Project).

The other problem though is that among non-violent releasees, about 1 in 5 were re-arrested for a violent crime within 3 years of discharge (Bureau of Justice Statistics Fact Sheet 2004).

So what do you all think, place people in jail so they serve their full time or put them on parole so there will be more room in prisons?

Bureau of Justice Statistics Fact Sheet. (2004). Profile of Nonviolent Offenders Exiting State Prisons. Retrieved May 5, 2007, from http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/pnoesp.pdf

The Sentencing Project. (2004). The Federal Prison Population: A Statistical Analysis. Retrieved May 5, 2007, from http://www.sentencingproject.org/Admin/Documents/publications/inc_ federalprisonpop.pdf

 
May 11, 2007
Male user dran 2 posts

Topic: Juvenile Jam / What about juveniles getting life without parole?

does the three strike rule apply to juveniles?




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