Thursday, October 18, 2012
CHANGE THE PRISON SYSTEM
We have more people who need to be behind bars than bars to put them behind.
Perhaps all prisons should be replaced with rehabilitation facilities. That should not mean that prisoners are released earlier, but while being isolated from the society, they should be able to generate an income that will cover the cost of their confinement. In this way they can learn a skill and when it is time for them to leave the prison they will be an asset to their chosen field of employment. A portion of their earnings can go towards creating employment when they are released, as well as towards an unemployment- and pension fund.
In other words prisons should be attached to technical colleges, welfare organizations and industrial work facilities.
A prison should be a place where people can heal and become accepted members of a society.
Everyone deserves a second chance, but in order to make it work, they need to do it differently the second time round. It will be easier to do that if they have new skills.