Why Prisons Don T Work Wilbert Rideau Analysis

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In the essay, “Why Prisons Don’t Work,” Wilbert Rideau, an African American man who was convicted of murder at the tender age of nineteen. Rideau states that true reasoning for imprisonment has changed. By trimming down the lock up to a reasonable amount of years, making helpful programs, and not executing the true meaning of prison will begin to hs The state of Louisiana boasts one of the most lockup rates in the country. Prison isn't meant to see how many prisoners you can lock up and execute, its purpose is to have people serve time for the crimes they’ve committed then hopefully leave as a better person who can serve the community. Locking up a person at the age of 18 and releasing them at 60 will only leave the person undereducated and

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