Prisons should be funded less money
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While I agree sometimes prison funding can be wasteful, because the prisoners in that prison usually have done horrible things.. But I hope to show that prisons should have the same amount of monetary funding. What if instead of taking funding away we pay prison guards more? On average their salary is between $37,000 to $45,000. Why are executives that aren't working as hard, and don't have half the danger that prison guards experience, getting paid more?
Also where do you get that figure? Researching I found that the average cost for a prisoner is $28,000.
So now I will explain what will happen if you were to take funding away from prisons.
The top three areas taking funding away from prisons would affect are:
-Security (Security cameras, Electronic locking doors and locks)
Taking away funding means taking away costs for extra security.
2. Less food
Taking away funding also meaning taking away food from prisoners to cut down on costs. What happens when a prison riot, or hunger strike happens? It's bound to happen when you take food away. Prison riots usually have lots of causalities leading to use of medical supplies, which costs money. If hunger strikes happen, the news will get wind of it and will cause a big uproar, causing governmental issues"..
3. Less staff
The last big thing taking funding away will affect is the staff. Staff will either get part of their salary taken away or some staff will be let go. When staff get part of their salary taken away, they will be very upset, leading to them not wanting to do their job right. Not many people want to go into a job that barely pays enough for you to survive while having the possibility of getting killed or injured. If staff were to get let go, there would be an overwhelming amount of prisoners for the small amount of staff to watch over. Usually prison guards are outnumbered to at least a 4:1 ratio of prisoners to a guard.
I would love to hear on how you would propose to cut funding without hurting the prison.
Good luck on this debate.
I am excited to hear your thoughts..
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