Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Essay --

What is Prison? What is Rehab? A prison or jail is a facility in which individuals are forcibly confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the state’s form of discipline. The use of prisons is as part of a criminal justice system, that charge individuals of convicted of crimes and are confined to a jail or prison. â€Å"Drug rehabilitation is a term for the processes of medical treatment, for dependency on substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines† (Russel). . The reason for the rehab is to allow the patient to delete substance abuse out of their lives, so they can avoid the legal, physical consequences, social financial that can cause major problems. Treatment provides counseling by experts and sharing of experience with other addicts and, also, medication for depression or other disorders. There are also rehab centers that contain meditation and spiritual wisdom in the treatment process. â€Å"Drug possession is the crime of havi ng one or more illegal drugs in one's possession, either for personal use, distribution, sale or otherwise† (Trejo). Illegal drugs break into brackets. A sentence varies; they can rely on the quantity, the kind of drug, the circumstances, and the jurisdiction. Those convicted on drug possession charges face a wide gamut of penalties at the sentencing, varying from state to state. Penalties for simple possession range from a fine of less than $100 and/or a few days in jail to thousands of dollars and several years in state prison for the same offense. Straightforward drug possession sentences tend be prone to have less harsh penalties, while if caught distributing drugs or the cultivation/manufacturing of drugs carry much heavier penalties. Prosec... ...nce and send them to rehab or the decision of harsh punishment which is to send them to prison. Although I believe drug addicts should go to rehab instead of prison there are individuals who take advantage of rehab treatment, and would rather sit in jail. Consequently drug related criminals whether possession or trafficking take up a third of United States Correctional facilities, and it would make sense to allow those who want to get better to go to rehab instead of taking up space in the prisons. Various types of programs offer help in drug rehabilitation, including: residential treatment in-patient, out-patient, local support groups, extended care centers, recovery or sober houses, addiction counselling, mental health, orthomolecular medicine and medical care. Some rehab centers offer age- and gender-specific programs. These programs cannot be offered in prison.

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