Current prison and jail systems

Do you believe that the current prison and jail systems are adequate? Is the current system meeting the needs of the inmates and society?

Explain why you believe the system is adequate or inadequate to meet the various interests. Use specific cases to support your position.

The question is purposefully vague, before you can respond to the issue of adequacy; you must first describe the roles of the prisons and jails as you see it.

Be sure to state if you are discussing jails or prisons. When asked, you need to provide a specific example and cite the source. Do not use personal cases as examples.

Public health issue