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Near-zero Accountability for Police and Prosecutors

The near-zero accountability for police and prosecutors in the American justice system hinders the legitimacy of the system. The job of police officers and prosecutors is crucial to the functionality of the criminal justice system. They have a great responsibility to citizens and also wield great power. However, there is low accountability required from members …

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Criminal Justice System in the United States

The United States holds the current record for the country with the largest incarceration. The United States ranks first as the country with the most prisoners, housing more than 2 million prisoners serving time in its correctional facilities. For perspective, Brazil ranks third with less than 50% of this number (759,518). The incarceration rate has …

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Life After Incarceration Is Just Another Prison

The problem of mass incarceration is bigger than the life of individuals in the United States prison system. Many prisoners continue living in prison-like conditions after serving their incarceration sentence. An estimated 20 million individuals of the U.S population have a felony record, and annually, more individuals join this statistic. The inhumane conditions that prisoners …

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Educational Programs for Prisoners

Educational programs for prisoners are essential to increase the literacy level among inmates and provide opportunities for them upon release. Correctional education is vital to the rehabilitation of inmates in the United States prison system. In the United States, about  90% of the general population completed high school and received a diploma. This number exceeds …

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Prison Conditions

The U.S prison system is plagued with poor and deteriorated conditions that make inhabitation hard for incarcerated individuals. Poor prison conditions are a huge problem not for the prisoners, but they should also be a concern for society at large. The horrible conditions in the prisons make rehabilitation hard to achieve, and prisoners may end …

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Overcrowding, Fights and Violence between Prisoners

The prison system faces an overcrowding problem as the operational capacity of the prison facilities available nationwide exceeds the design capacity. Common consequences arising from this phenomenon include violence and fighting among inmates. A 2019 report collated by the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that the total population of prisoners nationwide at the end of …

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