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Prisons have been around for many years; but are today’s prisons or ‘Correctional Facilities” really doing their only job, correcting? These facilities made to help and rehabilitate prisoners are doing anything but. Prisons today are not doing their job properly. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics “3 in 4 former prisoners in 30 states [are] arrested within 5 years of release”. Would this be happening if they were doing the correct thing? The conditions inmates are kept in, the fact that prison sentences are too long or trivial, and that a significant amount of inmates are mentally ill and need help.
There are 2 major reasons why there are so many people incarcerated at this time. The 3 strike rule is a major contributor to life long sentences. The ‘three strike rule’ is a rule that states that if a person receives 3 felonies then they are sentenced to life in prison. This rule allows no room for rehabilitation or help for the offender, just a lifetime behind bars. But on the off chance these people are released they have to learn how to function in a world of taxes,…