I researched the number of persons incarcerated in American Prisons. The number of people reached over two million last year. I think that this number is absolutely ridiculous. I think laws such as, the 3 strikes laws, need to be amended. They often lock people up who do not deserve to spend life behind bars. They could be better suited for rehabilitation. I believe major felonies, and violent criminals are the only people who deserve to spend life behind bars. Maybe we could save some tax dollars down the road.
The story that stuck out to me for the last readings was the story about Marie Coombs. She really fascinated me because of her long time work with the local newspaper. I think it is very admirable to be able to stay with something as long as she did. On top of being the editor, she was also the journalist who went out and collected the news from the community. This takes a lot of time and hard work. My favorite part of her story was the part where she talked about, making sure the paper was done before she made her husband's funeral arrangements. That takes serious dedication and love for her job, and service to the community.