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
This number is alarming that more then half of the prisoners that are released on parole are still breaking the law and not for petty little issues. These criminals have no where to turn, living with others who offend when on parole and haven’t got an` understanding of what it means to live in a safe community. For a selected it is a trouble that prison is nontoxic and better living environment for them. For most of these people they blend into society, however are committing crimes that are vile. The Herald Sun are involved highly with the changes that are being made to the parole system.
Resentfully, Policymakers against expanding drug treatment programs for convicted felons rest their case on several arguments: rehabilitation programs treat criminals too leniently; the public wants more criminals punished rather than more rehabilitation programs; and rehabilitation programs cost too much and do not work (Fallen, 2016). The Policymaker’s arguments have been proven to be unfactual. It costs more money to imprison and continually re-incarcerate criminals. In Spite of their beliefs on whether these programs actually work or not, I have just given examples of such successful programs. With drug abuse crimes being the number one reason behind incarceration of any
Upon release, many criminals find that life on the outside is harder on them than it was when they were convicted, sentenced, and locked away. People who know them may become just as prejudiced as the interviewers and landlords who deny them the chance to earn a living or a place to stay. Through the continued use of labels like criminal, thug, crook, and felon, many released offenders feel ostracized and isolated. Their friends and families may turn their backs on them, taking away the few things they have left... ... middle of paper ... ... database. MacKenzie, Doris Layton.
Arditti and Parkman (2011) stated that when there is a lack of maturity and family dependence there will be a repeat of criminal involvement. Inmates without the right support find themselves having a hard time adjusting to society after being incarcerated. Without the right help they will return to prison. Having support is a must, it can be hard on family members who have other dependents and people to take care of. Families also have household responsibilities that are ongoing once the inmate returns from incarceration.
These offenders face many barriers as a result of not being accepted by the general public. Due to the social stigmatization of sex offenders they are turned down for employment, refused housing and their family suffers (Frenzel, Bowen & Spraitz, 2014). Employment is essential to survive in today’s economy. Not many Americans can live off of one income and the difficulties of gaining employment was a major concern among offenders listed on the sex registry. Due to the inability to attain a job these financial stressors are placed on their significant other to work multiple jobs.
Siegel (2017) mentions that young men and women with a long history of drug abuse and criminal behavior and who have an antisocial personality with childhood dysfunctions are more likely to fall back into their old criminal habits and end up reincarcerated. Along the same lines, those who are released from prison that do not have a stable family life, for example a good marriage, tend to have a harder time adapting back into the community. Economic problems persist with ex-inmates as well. Ex-inmates will have a harder time finding work because by law, ex-convicts are denied the right to work in certain occupations such as childcare, education, security, nursing, and home health care. More jobs are
With the higher rates of incarceration, many children are faced with these problems. Many children feel that they are facing these problems alone when in fact there are many who devote their lives to helping them and making sure that they succeed. While parents are incarcerated, children are affected by many things. These things can cause short and long term affects on their life. Some of the major effects that are seen on children is the economic decline,…………… The majority of the time when a parent is in prison, it is the father.
We need to help as many maladjusted people as we can. There are some steps which really seem to work. There are many prison inmates who come from broken homes and have low self-esteem. What needs to be done to help these insecure people, who are at war with themselves and society, is to rehabilitate them. The problem is the prison officials do not try to teach the prisoners how to learn from their mistakes.
Since reported on any given night here in the metro more than 3,000 adults and 7,500 kids are homeless in our area. We are not sure why the rate has risen so much over the years. “Maybe because the declining economy is almost certain for the external event most commonly said to make people homeless” (Shumoky, Neil Larry). Many people who are homeless are, victims of domestic violence, after deciding to leave an abusive relationship, they often have nowhere to go for those who have few resource. Also, Lack of money needed for housing and having to wait on a list for assisted housing means they have to chose between staying with an abuser or living on the street with their kids.