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59. Should Prison Be Used to Punish or Rehabilitate Criminals?

Some people believe the purpose of prison is to punish criminals, while others would argue that rehabilitation is its primary goal. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.


1. the aim/objective of jail


2. rehabilitate


3. prisoners /inmates /incarcerated offenders


4. the threat of punishment may deter crime /the fear of punishment may deter potential offenders from committing crime /using prisons as a means of punishment may have a deterrent effect on potential offenders


5. receive the death penalty /receive the death sentence /be sentenced to death /face execution /get executed


6. reentry to society /reenter society /reintegrate into society


7. after imprisonment /after incarceration /after their release /after serving prison sentences


8. contributing members


9. The Chen Zuckerberg Initiative launched a program in some American prisons that teaches inmates how to code, and some of them went on to work for technology companies after their release.


10. illegal means


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