Jail should be a place of punishment not rehabilitation.

Jail should be a place of punishment not rehabilitation.

Jail should be a place of punishment not rehabilitation. This is my opinion because 72% of criminals who are in jail serving a sentence are repeat offenders. If the sentences for convicts were harsher and the penalties for various offences more drastic the criminals would not want to return or undergo the same penalties. They would try harder in succeeding at work and learn to live responsibility so they would not have to resort to committing crimes. The most widely used excuse for criminals returning to jail is when they got back on the other side they had not worked for so long that in order to support their families or even themselves they had to resort back to stealing or robbery. This excuse is an absolute sham in Canada the welfare system is one of the best around the world, the Medicare is almost free, they now have shelters available for the homeless or struggling people or drug addicts, and it is almost impossible not to get a job at any fast food restaurant or other low paying job. If the punishment for criminals was increased they would also have to have better medical care for the convicts because in the jail system 80% of the prisoners have hepatitis C, or HIV. The only way to prevent this is to ensure that the criminals do not contract either of the disease while in the prison. Which means that the prisoners must be provided with means vaccinations and preventive STD devices if that so suits their lifestyle. Another aspect that enforces the theme that jail should be punishment not rehabilitation is the reinstatement of capital punishment. If capital punishment was set back in motion then this would be a deterrent for large and more heinous crimes. The actual facts behind this theory are not from Canada but do show possible outcomes of what the death sentence could bring. The percentage of murders or violence related death…


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