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Mr. McEachin
English 1301
11-25-12
Why inmates should be trained to go to war
At this point we are still in war with Iraq since 2001. We have lost 6,616 innocent soldiers that have fought for our country as of October. Many of them do love fighting for their country and they don’t want to let down their pride. Many of them were married, with children, and all left families with a lifetime pain. Their relatives do get hurt also, and nobody wants that. We all know that fighting for our country is an honor, but we should help soldiers out.
On my point of view, I suggest that some inmates should be trained to go to war. Many people might not think the same way, but it could be a way that we can help our soldiers. Have you ever thought that inmates are being protected in a cell, while innocent soldiers are fighting for their country and being killed? How could that be possible? Even the most persistent or case-hardened inmates have basic rights that are protected by the U.S. Constitution. I know we can’t trust inmates, but we can try and have control over them. They say we can’t trust inmates because they don’t have that confidence personality, but we never know until we risk it. Many prisoners have come to acknowledge what they’ve done wrong. They do change their opinions and thoughts. If we trained determined inmates, then it will lower the prison population and we won’t be supporting the prisoners and their wives on welfare.   States are spending more money on prisons than education. Imagine what we can do with all that money. As of February 17, 2011 there are 2,019,234 inmates in the U.S. Prisons cost taxpayers more than $32 billion a year. Every year that an inmate spends in prison costs $22,000. An individual sentenced to five years for a $300 theft costs the public more than $100,000. The cost of a life term averages $1.5 million.
      First we obviously won’t send them without them knowing why. We have to get them mentally prepared first. Many people...

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