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Discussing Parole Hearings

Describe what happens during and after a parole hearing. Do you think it is better to have a parole board determine when an inmate goes free, or should inmates have to serve the entire time they are sentenced? Explain your answer.

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Regardless of the crime an individual has committed, the most important day for a person incarcerated is when they go before the parole board. This has long been the most controversial part of the corrections system and viewed by many as fundamentally immoral. Below we'll discuss what happens during and after the parole hearing and whether or not it's better to have parole board determine when an inmate goes free or serves his/her entire sentence behind bars.

As stated before, the parole hearing has been a controversial aspect of our judicial and correction system. During the initial sentencing of an individual, the judge will often relay whether or not the person is eligible for parole and is provided with a presumptive parole date after their initial ...

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Regardless of the crime an individual has committed, the most important day for a person incarcerated is when they go before the parole board. This has long been the most controversial part of the corrections system and viewed by many as fundamentally immoral. Below we'll discuss what happens during and after the parole hearing and whether or not it's better to have parole board determine when an inmate goes free or serves his/her entire sentence behind bars.

470 word essay with reference

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