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Jose John May 9, 2016 No Comments
AN ALTERNATIVE FOR PRISON Prisons have been called “graduate schools for crime.” It stands to reason: Take a group of people, strip them of pos­sessions and privacy, expose them to constant threats of violence, overcrowd their cell- block, deprive them of meaning­ful work, and the result is an embittered underclass more in­tent on getting even with society than contributing to it. Prisons take the nonviolent offender and make him live by violence. They take the nonviolent offender and make him a hardened killer. America has to wake up and realize that the current structure of our penal system is failing terribly. The government has to devise new ways to punish the guilty, and still manage to keep the citizens satisfied that our prison sys­tem is still effective. We pay a great deal for prisons to fail so badly. Like all big government solutions, they are expensive. In the course of my studies dealing with the criminal justice system, I have learned that the government spends approximately Rs. 4 lakhs to build one cell, and Rs.280000 per year to keep a prisoner locked up. That’s about the same as the cost of sending a student to IIM. Because of overcrowding, it is estimated that more than Rs. 10000 crore in...
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