Learning Goal: I’m working on a english project and need support to help me learn.
Writing Prompt (400 words min + 300 word no citation, only thoughts)
A factor that helped shape correctional administration in the 20th century was the onset of a rapid and sustained rise in the adult prison population. The population explosion produced overcrowding, resulting in increased tensions and violence within the prison, double and sometimes triple celling of inmates, the inability to provide sufficient programs and jobs for those inmates who desire them, and the demoralization of staff as well as their increased risks. This period of mass incarceration has resulted in a prison population of more than 2.2 million men and women serving time in jails and prisons in the United States. What this means is that nearly 1 in every 50 adults in the population is behind bars. No other nation in the Western world has such a high proportion of its population in a correctional facility; with 5 percent of the world’s population, the United States has nearly a quarter of the total prison population. The U.S. incarceration rate of more than 724 per 100,000 is 5 to 12 times the rate of western European countries and Japan. Since 1995 there has been nearly a 40 percent increase in the inmate population with a 33 percent increase in male prisoners and a 51 percent increase in female prisoners. Mass incarceration has resulted in a nationwide problem of prison overcrowding.
Please respond to the following question based on the knowledge you have learned throughout the course. If you have a specific explanation/theory in mind, feel free to expand your response!
(1) First, describe the extent and consequences of mass incarceration. (2) Then, discuss the causes and effects prison overcrowding has on today’s correction systems. (3) Finally, propose a strategy to remedy this problem.
You are required to submit a substantial response (400 words min) that stays on topic and fully addresses the assignment in a clear, concise, and meaningful manner. Use at least ONE specific example to justify your response.
Once you have shared your 400-word post, come back,. (Opinion Posts: 300 word min)
Your responses should build off the ideas in your classmates’ posts. Try to add to or extend what your classmate is already doing. Aim for something informal but thoughtful. It does not matter to which of your classmates you respond. Choose posts that interest you.
WARNING AGAINST PLAGIARISM
Please be careful when copying text from online sources. Only short citations are allowed, and then only if specified as such. You must reformulate the existing text and use your own words to describe what you have read. It is not acceptable to rewrite existing text and cite the source in just a footnote. The purpose of this discussion assignment is not to reproduce existing material, but to determine whether you have the skills to integrate existing texts, add your own interpretation and/or criticism to texts, and offer a creative solution to existing problems.
BE WARNED: A plagiarism checker will be used to detect plagiarism. Students who submit the copied text will receive either a zero or a reduced assignment grade!
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