Prison abolitionism is an ongoing debate globally, but in American society in particular. Prisons were first created to punish the guilty for their crimes and protect the innocent from harm. Now, some are creating rehabilitation programs to help the incarcerated have a better life after being released. Are prison systems effective, and would abolishing them be beneficial for society?
We would be building a more ethical system and releasing offenders as citizens able to be positively reintegrated into society.
Prisons are immoral
If life was valued within prisons, then criminals would be less likely to hurt or take it away from others.Explore
Private prisons earn profit from incarceration
Private prison systems are operated with the goal of earning the most profit first and properly caring for inmates second. Consequently, this results in massive continuous budget cuts, making the prison and unsafe environment.Explore
Prisons do not work
Many offenders have been incarcerated multiple times, proving prisons do not work as an effective punishment or part of society.Explore
No, prisons should not be abolished
Prisons are crucial to protecting the lives of innocent people.
Prisons do work
Prisons separate criminals from the rest of the population to ensure the safety of innocent people.Explore
Prison is a scare tactic
Prison is a looming threat that keeps most people from acting out or committing crimes.Explore
Prisons should be reformed
The current prison system is not effective
The current prison systems are not effective in lowering crime or recidivism rates and therefore should be reformed.Explore
The prison system targets people of color
There is an enormous amount of racial disparity in the prison system, specifically the United State's in particular.Explore
Offenders need support to keep from recidivism
In order to lower crime rates, inmates need help and guidance in order to prevent recidivism and break the cycle of crime.Explore
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