Are there any ways to decrease incarceration rates ?
Lately incarceration rate has inflate , because more people are being arrested for drug use or drunk, here must be something to prevent people for doing that, according to Alan I. Leshner, Ph.D., Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, claims that “Addicts are often denied treatment that would not only improve their lives, but would improve our own lives as well by diminish crime, reducing disease, and improving the productivity of employees and the economy.” based on what he said if the drug user will get help at the right time then there will be less crime and they will also benefit to our society, moreover that not the only one problem that cause mass incarceration, alcohol user is one of them too people who are drinking are most likely to execute a crime by accident and maybe because they are not able to know what happening to them while they are drunk, according to Greg Midgette who is a Ph.D. in policy analysis, at Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.P.P. in public policy analysis, University of California, Los Angeles; B.S. in finance, University of Connecticut, says that people from drinking and getting into jail,if they are checking them every time the drink then they will get rid of the bad habit. “ Locations have placed their testing centers at jails, courts, police stations, treatment facilities, and separate from other facilities.” This says the location that have been created for preventing.
How much is the government spending on the jail needs,and does this affect schools. ?
US is been called the prison country because here are being incarcerate more people than in other country and spent more than $2.53 billions on it more than on schools,moreover there is more data about that, according to Stephen Hawking who is a executive vice president and chief program officer of the NAACP,says that “More than a billion dollars are spent every year to incarcerate people from these communities. At the same time, as of spring 2010, the Los Angeles Unified School District was projecting a deficit of $640 million in the 2010-11 academic year. As a result, district officials were planning to raise class sizes and lay off thousands of teachers and other school-based staff.” This says the the government spends most of the money on prisons whereas schools are being limited from resource meanwhile the article The hidden costs of funding prisons instead of schools written by Beatrice Gitau , a specialist from Columbia Journalism School ,says in a 2014 report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) shows a direct correlation between increased prison spending and cuts in education. Not surprisingly, states with the highest incarceration rates pull the most money from their schools.”Because of the mass incarceration more money are being spent on jails and prisoners .
Drugs on war , are there more people in jail because of that ?
Drugs is the main cause of incarceration, more people who use to ben related with rugs are in jail, there was a war on drug that was declared by President Richard Nixon since 1971 also called the public enemy of American population, according to Lauren Carroll, who is a PolitiFact staff writer based in Washington says that ,“We found that the number of people incarcerated for drug-related offenses has increased dramatically in the past 40 years, as has the overall incarcerated population. But it’s hard to prove a causal relationship.” this says that that more people are being incarceration because of drugs and us it trying to prevent people from utilizing drugs,moreover the expert from Washington, D.C., Fareed Zakaria says that ” in 1980 to 148 in 1996, an almost tenfold increase. More than half of America's federal inmates today are in prison on drug convictions. In 2009 alone, 1.66 million Americans were arrested on drug charges, more than were arrested on assault or larceny charges. And 4 of 5 of those arrests were simply for possession.” if this is the real numbers of how many people are being arrested because of drugs,then this means the american drug on war has field and it does not work, more people are in jail for nonviolent action this says they should do something not just throw them in jail which,will affect our economy and the rest of our population in special schools, and other stuff that the government should spend the money on something more important ,
Should non violent acts be punished by receive a ticket rather than be put in jail ?
There are many nonviolent people that are being put in jails,but putting them in jail cuz a decrease in our economy; the public will rather have them pay a fine for the problem they have committed, this will keep some room empty in jail and it will also save some of government money the can be financed into schools and communities,meanwhile and expert from representer Kentucky, Rand Paul an expert of politician and physician since says.“ "The government ought to leave non-violent offenders alone," said Paul. "If a guy is selling loose cigarettes and not paying the king's ransom in taxes, couldn't we give him a ticket instead of throwing him to the pavement?.” this says that Rand Paul is try to get the government to think in a different way about non violent people; his idea is to give them a ticket but no jail because this will ruin their life forever,whereas a article written by David Griffith who is an expert in law enforcement explains why are non violent people being incarcerated he says “The "nonviolent" offenders populating our prisons are not college students caught with dime bags. They are dangerous people who fall into two classes: those who actually committed nonviolent offenses and were convicted of those offenses or those who plea-bargained down from other offenses-likely violent offenses-and were convicted of a nonviolent offense.” according to what he say the nonviolent people who are arrested could commit a crime but they were put in jail before that while doing something that non violent, he also says that “And remember, these are just the crimes that got them convicted. It's not hard to imagine that the guy busted for drug trafficking was maybe carrying an illegal concealed weapon at the same time he was collared for slinging rock cocaine and maybe there's strong evidence that he used that gun to throw a few rounds at a rival. Facing an assault with a deadly weapon charge, our drug trafficker is advised by his public defender to cop a plea to selling rock cocaine. Presto! He is now a nonviolent offender. This says that the nonviolent is just a tag on the people who are actually violent and dangerous they should be put in jail , but there are some of people who actually had commit a harmless crime they should not take the space in prisons .
How did the use got to be the country of prison?
Us is known as the biggest country who has most of it population in prison almost 5 % of us population is in prison. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Reporter from Washington D.C., says .” The criminal justice factor measures impartiality, due process and rights of the accused, and effectiveness of the country's’ criminal investigation, adjudication and correction systems. The United States ranked 23rd out of 102 countries, 16th among 24 regional peers, and 23 among 31 income peers.” this says that US does incarcerate a lot of people do to drug war and other other nonviolent actions, moreover according to article from salon it is says that .”The U.S. imprisons around 730 in every 100,000 people — the highest incarcerated population in the world — Department of Justice data shows. Once again, the U.S. has beat any other nation in terms of its number of prisoners and prisons. There are currently around 2.2 million people behind bars, “equal to a city the size of Houston,” noted Bloomberg News. There are 4,575 prisons in operation in the U.S., more than four times the number of second-place Russia at 1,029.” because US has more prisons they have a lot of people being incarceration and the government spend a lot of money on them.