Conquering The Great Difficulty Of Housing, Treating, And Releasing Individuals Suffering From Severe Mental Illness In Prisons
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
AbstractEvolution and improvement are two key aspects of our society that help us move forward towards a brighter future. One key area within the criminal justice world that could use significant improvement is the prison system. Prisoners are battered, abused, and stripped of their American rights and society calls it “prison justice”. However, this should not be the case. Prisoners should not feel scared to go to bed at night with the fear of being raped, stabbed, or beaten. There are many arguments about whether the privatized prisons of public prisons are better, whether prisons should have more funding or less funding, and what activities prisoners should be doing while serving their time. Throughout the course of my Honors Thesis I plan on uncovering the truths about our current prison system and formulating the ideal system that will consider realistic difficulties that have thus far prevented our society from implementing a constructive prison system. This is an extremely important issue to address and make significant changes too because people who are currently being incarcerated are being treated poorly and our society and leaders are not doing anything about it besides transferring the victimized prisoners to solitary confinement for their own safety. This inhuman way of treating people needs to be put to an end. This thesis will be in the form of a research paper and will primarily use library research and analysis of public records to determine what is in the realm of possibility in regard to fixing our prison system.