Why We Need To Take A Look At The Way We Treat Prisoners And Do It Differently

Why We Need To Take A Look At The Way We Treat Prisoners And Do It Differently “Violent offenders, more often than not, are victims long before they commit their first crime: A former inmate who spent two years in a Boston prison for robbery was given away by his mother, a heroin addict, by the time he was 5 — the same year her boyfriends began beating him up; when he was 8, he watched another kid get shot in the head in his housing project. Another man, in and out of prison…

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Research Shows That Time In Prison Does Not Successfully “Rehabilitate” Most Inmates

Research Shows That Time In Prison Does Not Successfully “Rehabilitate” Most Inmates The basic idea of rehabilitation through imprisonment is that a person who has been incarcerated will never want to be sent back to prison after they have been set free. It is hoped that an inmate’s experiences while locked up will leave such a lasting impression that a former prisoner will do whatever it takes to avoid a second term. Unfortunately, research has consistently shown that time spent in prison does not successfully rehabilitate most inmates, and the…

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