Our Prison System Sucks Essay Research Paper

Our Prison System Sucks Essay, Research Paper

Our Prison System Sucks

Good afternoon ****** and fellow class mates. To many of you, the word

prison might frighten you. To some, you welcome the idea of prison. To others,

well, you just don’t care. Well I am for the idea of prison, but I don’t

support the way our prisons in north america are being run. These people

deserved to be punished! I don’t want them to waste our money, get “paid” for

television interviews, book rights and all the other goodies that come from

doing a crime. And then slapped on the hand saying: “You be a good boy/girl

now” and sent them off to a place we call prison, but in reality, some of the

prisoners, find prison to be just like a strict camp. I have personally talked

to some people who had gotten out of prison a few weeks prior to our talk, and

they where telling me how they learned how to make certain crafts, learn how to

sow, and many other things. To me, that sounds awfully like a camp I was made to

go to when I was young. Some people in prison even have television, others

treat it like a hotel. This disgusts me! This doesn’t sound at all like a

prison. A prison is a place where people are supposed to be punished. Not

treated like guests. There is a fin line between being punished and being over

punished however. I’m not saying that each person should be beaten daily, or

made to stay in a cell by themselves with no one to talk to for an eternity.

The person should be punished according to the crime. “An eye for an eye.”

This brings me to the subject of capital punishment. I’m sure some of you are

disgusted by the word, but I am not. I am disgusted with the fact that it is

not here in Canada. I believe that for major crimes, such as that of Paul

Bernardo certainly deserve the death penalty. If someone can go out and kill

dozens of children, or adults. They surely have the guts to go though with the

end of their lives. The amount of grief a family has to suffer when a loved one

is lost is tremendous, and to have to go through life worrying weather or not

you safe because your afraid the killer will get out of jail with good behavior.

Sure, there are some people who cannot get out, but there is sill the fear they

could escape. I am sure even though the family does not normally believe in

capital punishment, will feel relieved when the killer is dead. I know I would.

I’m sure you all probably think I’m a monster by now, but think about it. What

would you do if you where robbed? You’d want revenge, right? What if (god

forbid) someone you loved got killed, what if you where to be rapped? What would

you do??