People that do not take advantage of educational and career guidance programs will come out of prison having a hard time. In the article by Simmons both men had stable jobs and that was because they really wanted to change. Criminals only go back to their ways because there is no other option, when they can find a stable legal income there is no reason to further any criminal acts. Many people come out of prison never wanting to go back and I believe those are the people that I will be able to find that do not recidivate. Even though there may be stable income for these people, it may not be the highest paying job or most education heavy career.
The problem is the prison officials do not try to teach the prisoners how to learn from their mistakes. (McGovern, Celeste. 42) What actually happens is that criminals tend to be better thefts, and have the ability to out smart the police. Our politicians need to stress how important vocational, educational, drug-treatment, and religious programs are, in order to improve the attitude and demeanor of these convicted felons. This is the only way to keep ex-con's from jail.
By having prisoners work we are accomplishing several beneficial things. First, work keeps them occupied and out of trouble, instead of getting into confrontations with other inmates, they are actually doing something productive. Second, by working they are alleviating some of the high costs of keeping them incarcerated, thus reducing the amount the government has to spend for this purpose. And third, the opponent’s argument that prison labor puts the general population in danger is not a valid one since most perpetrators of identity fraud are not convicts, but regular people with no past criminal record. Even with these positive factors, still there is room for improvement in the institution of prison labor.
Should prison facilities be design for rehabilitation and conditioning, aim to educate prisoners to integrate back into society. Punishment is reserved to those who have committed a transgression, a dominant and common response to injustices upon a victim (Okimoto and Weznzel 2008 p.346). It is a sense of retribution against immoral behavior, not solely for the purpose of punishment against the offender, but
These people are then introduced to major offenders, who have not been rehabilitated and become worse than their "mentors." For these people, even if they feel that their criminal existence is indeed a moral wrong, prison does nothing to make them repent or change their way of life. A poorly planned criminal justice program can incapacitate the goals of reintegration of ex-criminal into society. With the way things are in prison prisoners are c... ... middle of paper ... ...way to isolate such individuals from the latter and help them instead of turning them into hardened criminals. Prison life and the exclusive association with other criminals is a training school for a life of crime for the majority of petty criminals.
If society cannot change, then neither can the inmates. And finally, the way the the government spends its money on prisoners is ineffective. The Second Chance Act created to help prisoners reintegrate is helping, but it is not enough. The government does not need to spend all of its money on helping prisoners reintegrate. It needs to change the environment and the communities that criminals come from.
Prisoners live away from society and family or friends’ supports and also lack of communication, so they learn the value of social life. As a result, the atmosphere of prisons has social effect and psychological effects on offenders. All in all, prisons are places where criminals are kept as a punishment for the illegal acts they committed. Even some people say they are not necessary and other institutions should be used in their place, prisons violent criminals away from the society, and have a powerful deterrent effect on prisoners. Therefore, they serve an essential role and should remain.
There are restrictions on the jobs they can get, along with the negative outlook from employers once it is known that they have a criminal record. Some prisoners just don’t know where to find a job. This is why employment rehabilitation programs should be kept and become an essential part of the reintroduction to society. In “Why work is important, and how to improve the effectiveness of correctional reentry programs that target employment,” Edward Latessa found that such programs don’t help in recidivism but they are important. Jobs give ex-convicts a feeling of self worth and importance.
These prisoners are people just like the rest of us. They may have come across bad luck or just simple can 't control a side of them no one saw to help but, they 're human non the less. Just because someone was arrested for stealing doesn 't mean there is no hope or help for him or her. Before we judge someone on their past, we should take a look at how far they have come. Not enough people care for these strangers until someone close to them is arrested or they themselves are behind bars.
According to work perspective, for majority of the time we do not stand out for others despite their innocence, “So why didn’t I intervene”? (275). we would just remain silent in order to keep our jobs. In this essay, Ehrenreich recounts how she felt guilty for not standing up for George when he was accused of stealing goods. This feeling of inability is common in low-income people, not well-educated workers limits their opportunities to find better jobs.