Abolish Prison, By Pascal Emmanuel-Gobry

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The general argument made by Pascal Emmanuel-Gobry in his work “Abolish Prison” is that instead of prison shaping the lives of criminals to do better in contrast it breeds crime and social dysfunction. More specifically, It is the the only main tool of punishment that we have for criminals who committed all different type of crimes. Pascal Emmanuel- Gobry writes that Jeremy Bentham the author of Panopticon concept stated “ For petty crime, the obvious answer is community service, It’s the real punishment, without the inhumane and crime breeding drawbacks of prison” Prison has shown the opposite whereas gangs were able to flourish and become dysfunctional instead of turning them into productive members of society. Pascal Emmanuel-Gobry is