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summerboudreau
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swhittier15
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The possibility of parole is effective in promoting good behavior in prisons.

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Started: 12/11/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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summerboudreau

Pro

The possibility of parole is effective in promoting good behavior in prisons because it gives them a reason to be good.
swhittier15

Con

Disadvantages of parole so a hot topics. People believe that parole gives the criminal too much leeway and increases their chances of becoming a repeated offender.
Debate Round No. 1
summerboudreau

Pro

Parole is a way of rewarding good behavior. If the offenders don't participate in violent behavior, or using drugs, they have the opportunity to go back into society under the supervision of a parole officers. It provides the opportunity to return offenders to society as productive and law-abiding citizens after a reasonable period of incarceration. The cost of controlling badly-behaved prisoners is much greater than the cost of controlling well-behaved ones " commonly fifty percent more, and sometimes two or three times more.
swhittier15

Con

Parolees are more likely not to survive on their own, fall into chronic unemployment, homelessness, social maladjustment or substance abuse. Because of the money they have to pay the parole officer, the criminals go broke and can't afford to survive in society. This could cause them to violate their parole to go back to prison where they aren't homeless and suffering.
Debate Round No. 2
summerboudreau

Pro

This argument is about whether or not the possibility of parole promotes good behavior during their time in prison. In which it does gives them a sense of hope for their future, and an incentive to do good. They are carefully monitored by a parole officer. they find offenders employment, a suitable place to live, and get them treatment for any mental health issues they may have, and make sure they are staying out of trouble. To accomplish all of this, parole officers may help by pointing their parolees in the right direction. For instance, they may set up interviews with potential employers or referring parolees to mental health treatment facilities, such as substance abuse centers.
swhittier15

Con

It costs lots of money to pay the parole officer. Plus the jobs they find for the criminal is minimum wage and isn't enough to survive on.
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