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Should Prisoners Rights Be Expanded or Limited What Additional Rights Should They Be Given What Rights Should Be Taken Away When an individual commits a crime the legal system prosecutes the criminal and ultimately incarcerates him The very foundation of such a sequence of events is meant to degrade the offender and remove any social rights he had while on the outside For example prisoners have this vague notion that they are entitled to any basic rights while in prison This concept has outraged law-abiding upstanding citizens for decades Prisoners are sent to prison or jail because they committed a crime something that was considered unacceptable and wrong in society Therefore they are sent to prison or jail to pay for what they did to be punished However a lot of these prisons and jails that they are being sent to are made to be too comfortable and too accommodating Prisoners are being entertained rather than being reformed They are entitled to the hypocrisy of programs such as arts crafts music television occasional live performances and leisure sports Along with these activities prisoners are entitled to programs such as education and trade instruction The reason many citizens are so outraged by these programs is because they are not offered in such a capacity to the rest of society as readily as they are to prisoners In many prisons prisoners are served 3 hot meals a day Breakfast might consist of eggs bacon cereal fruit juice and coffee Also at jails and prisons prisoners have an open courtyard where they have access to weights basketball and other recreational activities While there prisoners can earn their GED access books and computers this is wrong These prisoners are getting three meals a day a roof over their heads warm beds cable television recreational equipment jobs that pay and opportunities Who could ask for anything more There are homeless people on the
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