The Role Of Punishment In US Prisons

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The U.S. corrections system punishes offenders thru prison, probation, death penalty, fines and many other means. The purpose for these punishments, are to try to deter criminals from repeating past mistakes. Prison is the most common form of punishment and is supposedly the most effective. Parole means the inmate is released from prison early, usually on good behavior, before their sentence is served, and is based on if parolee stays on good behavior and doesn’t return to a correctional facility to carry out the remainder of their sentence. Sometimes fines, drug and alcohol testing, and maintaining a job and home are used to try to rehabilitate like probation instead of serving time in prison, and usually carries similar conditions as parole.
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