Abandon Parole

Topics: Prison, Crime, Parole Pages: 4 (1715 words) Published: February 14, 2002
PAROLE SHOULD BE ABOLISHED The procedure known as "parole" in the criminal justice system has been in practice in the United States since the late 1800's when it was begun in a reformatory in Elmira, New York. It's process provides for early conditional release from prison for convicted felons, after part of their prison sentence has been served, and they are found to be eligible for parole based on factors such as: conduct while incarcerated, rehabilitative efforts/progress, type of offense, and remorse for their crime. Its use has been expanded to many states, and today has become the primary way by which offenders are released from prisons and correctional institutions. Unfortunately, parole is not always rewarded to worthy inmates, thus putting society at risk for repeated crimes that often outweigh the benefits of parole, therefore, parole should be abolished and inmates should be made to complete their full sentences. Prison inmates are usually sentenced by the severity of their crimes, as well as their mental intention at the time of the act. For example: a person who commits murder intentionally expects to take the life of another in reckless disregard for human life, and knows that the act itself which he or she has decided to commit, will surely bring about death. However, in the case of manslaughter, which is also the taking of a human life, there is no actual intention to bring about death. The act that lead to someone's death, is measured by the circumstances that made the person kill such as self-defense, or a crime of passion because the killer was provoked in such a way that a chain of events lead to violence which eventually resulted in peril. Because of the difference in how these crimes are carried out, inmates are sentenced differently; some are sentenced to life in prison, and others are sentenced to several years and will be eligible for parole after serving part of their sentence. In lieu of inmates completing their full sentences, parole...
Continue Reading

Please join StudyMode to read the full document

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Essay about Parole
  • The Role of Parole in Criminal Justice Essay
  • The Pros and Cons of Parole Essay
  • Past, Present and Future of Probation & Parole Essay
  • Prison System: Parole and Reentry Essay
  • The similarities and differences between probation and parole. Essay
  • Essay about Murder and National Parole Board
  • Parole and Probation Essay

Become a StudyMode Member

Sign Up - It's Free