The Pros And Cons Of Prison Rehabilitation

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The judicial branch in the United States is one of the most overpopulated and under enthused in the world. With an overflow of both offenders, appeals and convicted prisoners, not only does the system churn out future offenders, but it has little to no preemptive measures to stop this cycle. Rehabilitation is low in prisons because of overcrowding, and overcrowding due to repeat offense and excessive sentencing is just a few of the main factors of inefficient and money wasting facilities. These facilities not only house, clothe, and feed upwards of 1,500 inmates per housing unit, (Innes, 2.) but citizens pay for these facilities to run and continue to churn out criminals. All of the reasons listed and more are further proof and confirmation of a long standing, usually conservative point of view. The death penalty is an underappreciated statue of the justice system, and needs to continue to …show more content…
Since the early 60’s, politicians have been pushing the agenda that every life is worth something, to tug at the general public’s heartstrings and make them feel bad for punishing criminals. The reality of the situation for a large portion of those politicians is that pharmaceutical companies no longer want their drugs being used on executions due to negative stigma surrounding the procedure. Thus, pharmaceutical companies pay politicians to lobby against the death penalty, so their product cannot be used, and they can remain in good standing with consumers.
The same story is told with privatized prison systems, that make money off the backs of the incarcerated. At a recent study it was shown that private companies running these institutions are among the biggest contributors come election time, and thus some of the biggest influencers on both local and state governing bodies. These companies don’t want a death penalty because they want to keep their business booming, and keep income