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Old 04-09-2009, 03:14 PM
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Default Prison Administrators Resist Change

Through the Second Chance Act, Congress found that those who spent lengthy terms in prison lost touch with society. When prisoners released, they lacked sufficient support to establish themselves. Such weakness led many prisoners to recidivate, lifting the costs for society. In passing the Second Chance Act, Congress hoped to help lower recidivism rates. Prison [...]

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Santos said:

"The Act also urged administrators to implement programs that would allow prisoners to nurture family ties during imprisonment. Instead, they limit telephone and visiting and correspondence access. Such actions suggest that administrators want to keep prisons humming with high recidivism rates."

Me: Surely the admins aren't worried about job security???

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that is one of the problems with the system-it feeds itself-stricter parole rules, more tickets-lead to more prison time-leading to-you guessed it-job security.
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