The Problem Of Prison Incarceration

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In the past 30 years the number of incarcerations have drastically increased making the U.S. home for more than 25% of the world’s prisoners but two-thirds of the prisoners are in for nonviolent crimes. The real problem is that once they have served their sentence and are back as part of society once again, are they capacitated to return? Do they have the tools to succeed? Can the criminal system reform the inmates while at the same time allow them to carry out their sentence according to the law? Since the 1980s the prison population has grown by 800% with “1 in 28 American children having a parent behind bars” and most of these parents will be returning to society, to their families. But after spending time in prison mending their wrongdoings,
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