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    I have a 5000 word paper due on a criminal justice topic. I'm looking for 2000 - 2500 on how to get criminals to act as contributing members of society while they are incarcerated. I feel they should have to learn a trade while they are in jail and need to work like it's a job, 40 hours a week of community service type work. When I hear some people think jail is like "camp" it is infuriating. It's like a cabin where there is a social area where they get to hang out all day and watch TV while getting 3 meals a day. Jail shouldn't be a place where people are scared for their safety, but it shouldn't be a cake walk either. I think with learning a trade and good behavior, some kind of work placement would be good to have as well. Please make sure the following bullets are addressed. Thanks!

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    http://www.alternet.org/story/151732/21st-century_slaves%3A_how_corporations_exploit_prison_labor

    https://theintercept.com/2016/04/04/prisoners-in-multiple-states-call-for-strikes-to-protest-forced-labor/

    - Select a suitable reaction statement. Your first task is to find or write a statement to which to react. Reaction statements are provocative declarations. They are controversial assertions that beg for either a negative or positive response. Where do you find good reaction statements? A good way is to think about subjects that interest you. When you read about something in this class that sparks a reaction because you either agree or disagree with it, you know that you are on the right track.

    First and foremost, (your) assertion that jail or prison is some type of country club experience is naive and entirely inaccurate. I will give you some insight into the realities for millions of prisoners who are serving time for mostly nonviolent drug offenses, and the majority of whom are minority offenders. While a large percentage of prisoners, at least 70% are incarcerated for nonviolent drug offenses, they are literally forced to work for free whether it's for prisons or for corporations that are able to contract their work out to prisons for pennies or as little as 2 dollars per hour for prisoners. Although it would seem that this is banned by the constitution, it is actually legal as the 13th Amendment doesn't protect citizens that have been "duly" convicted from involuntary servitude. As a result, billions of dollars are made by prisons and corporations each year who use "free" prison labor to acquire their wealth as the majority of able-bodied prisoners are forced to work in prisons.

    These prisoners are paid pennies per hour if they are paid, and often are required to work for free, which is the reality for prisoners who have been ...

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