no just society if lawbreakers were allowed to go unpunished, he argued, since it is a prerequisite of a just society that every citizen should be held responsible for their conduct. Education and Employment of Convicted Prisoners Most prisoners have had their experience of school disrupted by truanting and exclusion, and leave school at the first opportunity, with no qualifications. The reasoning is entirely symmetrical. They invest in police and prisons that do nothing but keep us in a repetitive circle without giving us any solution. A Theory of Justice (1971). It is on these things and on reparations that money should be spent, not on imprisonment. The article firmly expresses Rideaus opinion that prisons do not work, but are only quick solutions to the problem. Men are sent to prison by judges not connected socially or even geographically to those they sentence, and who are thus insulated from the consequences of their decisions. Among prisoners (in the 4 weeks before imprisonment) it.
Right now in the United States o f America murderers, rapists, and child molesters are being set free. Originally written for a competition by the Howard League for Pena l Reform for essays on the topic of Why Prisons Don t Work. In the article, Why Prisons Don t Work by Robert Rideau, the author elaborates on why the prison system really doesn t work and how a safer society. This essay opens with a discourse of what prisons are in general, looks. Ac cording to research conducted by Hurd (2005: 26-27 prisons don t work at all.
The current approach to crime has proven it does not work, because of this a new approach should be developed which emphasizes on preventing rather than punishing. The cost of sending an offender to prison (38,000 per year) is not as expensive as the cost of crime. Prisoners should not be given a parole opportunity. Building more jails is expensive and does not solve anything. Many are taken into care, fostered, or adopted as a result of a parents imprisonment, and this increases the likelihood of their becoming offenders themselves.