If society looks into today’s current prison system, they would probably see a multitude of prisoners; prisoners ranging from minor violations to violent mass murderers on death row. Most of society would say that the current system that the U.S. has is appropriately humane. Criminals do their crime, and they pay their time. This has been a collective thought throughout most of society. Although most people consider prison a place to serve time, most prisons have many different programs that they offer in order to help “correct” the prisoners behavior. In many instances, they have programs that will rehabilitate the prisoner so that when they come to be released they are better individuals that can contribute to society rather than reverting to a life of crime.
Although prison systems today are relatively humane, there is always room for improvement, especially considering violent criminals. Most psychopaths have a lack of empathy that does not allow them to relate to most normal people. A few questions in Andersen’s article relate to