Education in prisons has shown by many different studies that it is a good thing to implement in the prison system. The studies that prisoners are less likely to return to prison if they are giving some form of education. Which is a positive thing because if we reduce the number of people that are in prison we would save money that we could put elsewhere. Even though that these programs have been met with a lot of scrutiny they are showing that there is a lot of positive thing that can happen if you help prisoners get an education in prison. While they are in prison you have a chance to change someone life for the better. We just have to be will to put the money forward.
... overcome the obstacles that once held them back and had led them to prison in the first place The experiences of prison are enough to make a former inmate “do whatever it takes to avoid a second term” (“Rehabilitative Effects”) This being said, the many religious, therapeutic, and educational proceedings have also given prisoners an initiative to stay out of prison The religious aspect gives inmates hope and courage The therapeutic provides inmates with a safe environment to share their issues and to receive positive encouragement And finally, the educational offers a way to acquire a GED and or occupational skills that will enable the previously incarcerated with skills that will give them an advantage to obtaining a job. The negative side of prisons has become the face of prisons, blinding the public to all of the good that incarceration offers the incarcerated.
So, along with incapacitation and punishment is deterrence and rehabilitation. The idea of rehabilitation through imprisonment is that a person who has been incarcerated will never be sent back to prison after they have been sent free. Unfortunately, research has consistently shown that time spent in prison does not successfully rehabilitate most inmates, and the majority of criminals return to a life of crime almost immediately (Rehabilitative Effects of Imprisonment). Prisons are now beginning to hire psychiatrists to assist with the criminal’s disorders and psychological problems. Along with the psychiatrists, prisons are creating classrooms for prisoners to educate themselves while in prison. The rehabilitation of prisoners is an extremely difficult process. Teaching people useful skills requires manpower and space (Stuffed). Inmates are set apart from the general public and forced to live in a society with people who know crime as a way of life. It is good to see that some prisons in the United States are trying to educate the inmates, but it is ultimately not paying
Although it may not seem like a major problem to most people in the United States, prisons are becoming overcrowded, expensive to maintain and have little to no effect on the moral discipline of inmates. The current prison system is extremely inefficient and the purpose of prisons has been completely forgotten. According to Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the primary purpose of prisons is to punish, to protect, and to rehabilitate. Not only is there an increase in prisoners, but there is a rise in the number of repeat offenders. Alternatives such as counseling, drug rehabilitation, education, job training and victim restitution must be better enforced and organized. People do not understand the severity of the problem mainly because
With inmates learning how to function in society, they may be less likely to commit another crime. This means that there will be less victims susceptible to harm and the communities will be safer to live in. According to Kayleen Wardner, inmates realize that when they get released, they’re having to deal with institutional issues as well. Many of the inmates struggle with mental illnesses and substance abuse in which they don’t receive treatment for. Over 75% of adult offenders have a substance abuse problem. To make things even harder, over half haven’t received there diploma or GED. Some have children that they cannot mentally or financially take care of, which is another stress point in getting
One of the most important things education can teach prisoners is to write and read. According to a study conducted in 2010, 85% of juveniles within the prison system are "functionally illiterate", and 60% of inmates are illiterate as well (Rosario). Literacy holds the key to keeping not only kids out of prison systems but adults as well. It is important on not only an educational standpoint; but from a mental health perspective as well. Some of the most therapeutic ways to express emotions and thoughts is to write them down and get them out of the person 's head. These proficiencies are also helpful when dealing with other people. A basic understanding can keep people from being manipulated based on ignorance. The ability to read and write is an essential part of becoming a functioning, productive, and beneficial member of society as a whole. Studies have shown that about 70% of people who do not receive help with literacy skills after leaving prison will return; whereas only 16% of former inmates will return if they receive help with reading and writing (Rosario). With numbers like these, it is impossible to not see the correlation between education and staying out of jail. Education programs are available today in our current prison system, but there are not many of them and they are not taken as seriously as they should be. If these programs gain importance in the
Many prominent government officials, government agencies, and non-profit organizations acknowledge that there is a serious problem with our penal system. There are many reasons and many possible solutions. Today, we will explore some possible solutions. Prison inmates are some of the most maladjusted people in society. Most inmates have had either too much discipline or not enough. They usually come from broken homes and have low self-esteem. Inmates are very insecure, causing them to be "at war with themselves as well as with society" (Szumski 20). Most inmates have not learned to follow everyday norms or strong moral values. Some believe, as do I, that if we want to rehabilitate criminals we must do more than just lock them up. For instance, we could develop programs ...
Studies have shown that in-prison education curriculums decrease recidivism while refining the eminence of life. However, majority of extra-curricular classes in prison have been eradicated, additional customs of job preparation have reduced, and access to exercise equipment and educational resources such as books is progressively limited. In the past five years the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has increased the federal budget by 40 per cent to $2.6 billion, majority bei...
Imagine having 10 students fail an exam in a class of 15 people. If over half of the students don’t grasp the content than the root of the issue must be on the way they are being taught. If this was the case the teacher will probably have to take a different approach on the way he/she is teaching in order to ensure the success of all students and not just a few of them. If the educational system fails students, then hope of a better future is very unlikely. Likewise, when the system fails to guide prisoners on the right path, they are not only failing inmates individually, but they are also failing society.
Have you ever thought what the differences and the similarities between the lives of a student and a prisoner are. A student is a person who goes to school to get education, and a prisoner is held in jail because of the crimes he or she committed. In this paper, you will be informed about the similarities and the differences between the lives of them in terms of daily life and effects on society. Firstly, there are some similarities in that a student and a prisoner have monotonous lives. For example, students have to wake up early, and they must go to school. Prisoners are in the same sitiuation like students. They have to wake up early, and go to work to do something the jail manager gives them. Secondly, both students and prisoners are