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Overcrowded Prisons Brittany Hobson Eng/147 Feb 23, 2015 University of Phoenix Overcrowded Prisons Thousands of innocent people are accused of crimes that were not committed. Some of the accused were in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, our prisons are overcrowded. Innocent people shouldn’t be sent to prison. He are she could have been framed by the guilty person. People are given lengthy prison sentences. Least dangerous people should not get long prison sentences. “Eliminating the least dangerous offenders is helping to free up space in overcrowded prisons.”(America’s Prisons, 2006) Meanwhile, the violent criminals should remain locked up. (America’s Prisons, 2006) Also they should get the right amount of time for there crimes. In addition, non-violent prisoners are sent to prison for non-violent crimes. Some people break the laws just to have a place to stay. But 55 percent of those in the federal system are there for petty drug offenses. (America’s Prisons, 2006) I believe that non-violent drug offenders should get treatment instead of time in prison. Violent criminals that harm innocent people deserve time in prison. **Optional: If you have written a fourth body paragraph, place it here. Delete this text if you did not write a fourth body paragraph. References Engdahl, S. (2010). Preface to Are Too Many People Being Sent to Prison?. Prisons, (),.Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ReferenceDetailsPage/ReferenceDetail sWindow Felman, J. E. (2006). Mandatory Minimum Sentence should be Repealed. America's Prison, (),.Retrieved from http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ViewpointsDetailsPage/ViewpointsDet ailsWindow 1 2 3

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