Lack of Prisons Rehabilitation Programs Essay

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Lack of Rehabilitation in the Prison System Michelle Cyrus COM/156 March 13, 2011 Gregory Downing

By the lack of rehabilitation programs in the state and federal prison systems, the chances of convicts releasing and returning back to prison increases rapidly. The lack of rehabilitation is one of the most leading causes to an offenders relapse or to a new crime that will be committed within 3 years from the offender’s release. A rehabilitation program
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However State and Federal prisons both are the establishments where the inmates serve there sentence after being sentenced. The State prison systems even provide a work release program while incarcerated to help the inmate’s transition back into society smoothly. All while the Federal government contract with a corporation to make a halfway house, a place where an inmate releases to from 1 month-6 months depending on his or her case. In this facility they are encouraged to take classes to help your transition go well, obtain a job, follow basic rules, and take home passes. Some statistics I found in reference to the prison systems is that the federal government held 1,355,748 inmates, in which two-thirds of the number was incarcerated. 665,475 inmates were held in local and county jails according to Robert Longley (2011). The population increased so much this past two years that they increased bed space in the prisons and began to bunk at least three inmates in the same room. As a result of the lack of rehabilitation in the prisons many of the prisons received re-offenders back who still lacked the appropriate social tools to be successful in society. By the lack of rehabilitation programs in the state and federal prison