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.
Also with a lack of in-house work to offer to inmates, they may begin plotting violent acts against inmates that have prison duties so that they may acquire their jobs. Some may even begin to view the lack of jobs as a competition between inmates to remain active. This is unacceptable, there are several steps that could be taken in order to provide better lifestyles for inmates in prison and jail. One would be to reduce the severity of sentencing to fines for minor infractions, or allow inmates to serve in work release so that they may produce income for the state instead of being incarcerated in prison and becoming a burden to the
The answer is complicated: Housing is not the only roadblock faced by felons. Convicts are also banned from receiving government grants and many scholarship opportunities, which limits their ability to obtain a higher education. The ability for many people to succeed in society today is dependent upon their level of education. Those who are serving time in a penitentiary might have access to a degree, but many do not. Upon release, they find themselves struggling to earn the degree they so desire.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze art as a possible rehabilitation tool to help prisoners reintegrate effectively into society. One of the reasons America has career criminals is that they lack compassion or empathy for other people. Many of these individuals may have had home lives devoid of any moral training. Teaching compassion or empathy is not something emphasized in schools; consequently, these individuals may never have learned compassion or how to find their own passion and use it in a healthy way. Instead, we put them behind bars with other criminals similar to them or worse and the revolving door pattern continues.
During that time, they were viewed as social piranha’s. People that just had to be locked far far away in an out of site out of mind sense. People did not know what to do with the mentally ill so they ended up being put into prisons mixed in with the other criminals. This thought started to change though with the help of people like Dorothea Dix though it did not happen overnight. It was a long hard struggle.
Some inmates may not disclose the... ... middle of paper ... ...e lack of health care inmates receive, and how it could be damaging for the community upon the release of inmate. People don’t realize that once and inmate is released from prison majority of them were not treated properly for any illness they may have had before being incarcerated, or something they contracted while being incarcerated. Without the proper treatment for these inmates, these inmates are released back into the public amongst everyone else out in the world with these same illnesses, and risk infecting whoever they come in contact with. This later leads to the spread of these viruses and causing the issues of affordable health care for the people out in the world to be a major issue, not only for those who are not able to afford health care but for all individuals in need of medical attention because of the spread of these viruses from previous inmates.
Many people go into prison for small offences but to survive they must harden themselves and live a way of life that is tougher than they ever imagined. Many prisoners are willing to kill, trade drugs and other offences. Because of the worsening conditions in the prisons the almost non-existent rehabilitation programs are counteracted. Worse than the prisoner violence is the complete disregard of the prisoners by the guards and staff. Once a prisoner has left prison one would think they would be given help to re-enter society.
The fathers are not there and that forces them to live on the streets. So they must resort to prostitution to pay for the food that their young ones need to stay alive. There are many other people that become homeless for many different reasons. Some of these people can not help becoming homeless. Some of these people are the illegal immigrants that come here from other places to get a better life but end up not having enough money to make it in this hard world that we live in.
Prisoners need guidance and training so that when they are released they have a plan to follow. If prisons just continue to punish them, they will not learn what they should be doing and go back to their old habits. The must be given an opportunity to heal and learn so they could understand the dynamics in their life which led them to the crime they committed. There are countless interviews of ex-inmates and most of them believe education in prison is a necessity. They want a chance to learn and get a job so that they could provide for themselves.
Others think it all they know how to do. The idea is to add work programs and education to our prisons. The Penial System currently needs rehabilitation programs as it doesn’t reduce recidivism rates, is not financially smart, and does not help find the sources of crime. But obviously not every system is without it flaws some inmates my still return even after going through rehabilitation programs and basically waste the money that has been spent to put them through these programs. Recidivism