The contemporary world is in a huge crisis brought about by floods, famine, and epidemics such as the current coronavirus. More money is needed to cater for the major sectors of nations to avoid the extinction of the human race. This calls for absolute consideration in the budgeting of the national sectors. Among the national sectors is the criminal l justice system, which has also required allocation of funds to run correctional centers and facilitate prison day to day activities. However, the criminal justice system has overtime faced budgeting issues.
The issue of budgeting in the criminal justice system has been highlighted in one of the articles of the news organization. This article examines the encounters the administration of the criminal justice system faces in the State of Hawaii. The author has presented readers with the idea of criminal justice administration regarding how funds are managed and distributed in this system. Furthermore, there are recommendations on what can be adopted to lessen the challenges administrators of the criminal justice system face in their line of work.
Following the rough childhood encounters the author had to endure through seeing some friends go prison, this article is appropriate as it has a direct link to beloved ones. In the state of Hawaii, there was a bid presented by the Senator to push the improvement of the criminal justice system. The U.S Senate passed legislation act, which was aimed at improving the justice system by reducing the costs as well as expressing acts of compassion. The Senate proposed the “Granting Release and Compassion Effectively (GRACE) Act” aimed at improving the prison bureau.
Administrators in the criminal sector are constantly I need of funds for litigation, law enforcement, detention, technology, and daily basic needs, especially in prisons. Therefore, budgeting has to be price, including allowances for emerges, especially in this contemporary dynamic world. However, the funds to sponsor all those sections of the criminal justice system have to come from the taxpayers. In this regard, the Senate proposal was based on releasing the elderly and ill inmates who take up much of resources even though they are less of a threat to the society once pardoned. On average, this group of inmates costs prisons $25,000, which is more than what the average inmates cost (Rudolf,2012). According to Senator Schatz, there are deaths reported in jails that do not really have to be. He reported that the decision making process becomes too long, and so compassion is needed to be exercised. Schatz quotes the prison system is broken, and once the law is fully passed, then there will be more accountability, and the sick and elderly inmates will be pardoned (BigIslandNow.Com, 2018). This is a step towards managing funds in the criminal justice system.
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Even though compassion is a gesture of good faith, some would differ, saying that there is no concrete basis to release inmates who have not served their term. A review of the compassion proposal by the Inspector General in the department of justice highlights that there are unclear standards in making compassionate decisions. Senator Schatz led a team of senators in directing the bureau to investigate and highlighting the plans and recommendations regarding the compassion issue. Based on past reviews, it takes four months on average to approve applications on compassionate release and almost six months for a denial of the application to be passed. During this time, the inmates are still using the medical facilities and special care for the elderly, which require funding. Therefore, the bureau inspector was yet to release a statement on their stand in regard to the budgetary issue facing the criminal justice system.