posted on Apr, 18 2011 @ 10:06 PM
The biggest problem faced by "corrections" in America, is the administrations and government have not figured out WHO they are dealing with. Most
of the braniacs who come up with theories on how to rehabilitate the prison populations, have never set foot in a prison, or at the most have visited
a low security facility. They perceive they know their targeted audience, but they don't have a clue.
When you have a 18 yr old convicted felon who has grown up knowing only gang life, violence, drugs, etc, how are you going to rehabilitate him, when
he hasn't a clue what you are trying to teach him? You have got to start at square one, not just a few years back when his life of crime began. His
whole world is consumed with violence, hatred, distrust, and until someone figures out how to defeat all he has known or been raised to believe is
normal, the recidivism rate will stay the same.
The shallow programs they present in prison are a joke and a waste of our tax dollars. When you take 30 or so grown men or women, age 17 to 55, throw
them in a room together with a teacher or mentor, and they are taught the basics of answering a phone, taking an order or assisting a customer, using
a cash register and so forth, does ANYONE really believe they are going to get out of prison and accept a minimum wage job, when they can return home
and average $500 to $???? a day? If you believe that a little love and kindness along with the most basic of skills will solve the problem, we are in
I don't have the answer. Not really sure anyone does, but the problem will only get bigger if we do not come up with some answers soon.