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Old 10-17-2017, 05:19 PM
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Default RE-ENTRY: Is America failing its prisoners?

RE-ENTRY: Is America failing its prisoners?

This is a series of articles evaluating recidivism in the United States.

https://www.usatoday.com/topic/179b0...entry-project/
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Anyone trying to build a re-entry program in their area should study several of the examples at that link.
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Thanks for sharing this link. I'm glad to see it in the spotlight. We need more things like this to get people involved in a positive way.
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I 100% agree there has to be changes. I am also so discouraged by the lack of participation in programs hat are offered. My boyfriend went to a parole employment seminar type thing. There were 20 people in his group to go to this. He was the only ONE who showed up out of 20. The lady was very nice and said since you have a job and are the only one who showed up you can have all the public transit tickets. She hooked him up with an organization who will let him do community service towards fines and have him a list of jobs to apply where he would make 3 dollars more an hour plus great benefits. The other 19 participants I guess got nothing because they didn't even show up. I was a little shocked and dissapointed that more didn't get the help that is available???!!!
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I don't really think the system is designed with the inmates and prisoners in mind. Its also not meant to reduce crime. I think its designed to keep a significant portion of the country "in the system". We're easier to control that way.
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