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Business Development, Ministry Of Justice UK

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Does prison work?

For a certain cohort of prisoner i.e prolific burglar,should we ignore the issues of why they commit crime or intervene and challenge?
I categorise offenders as Bad / Mad and Sad and the burglars usually fall into the Sad category.To ignore their issues and send them back onto the streets as they came in,is failing society and a backward step.
To engage with them ,deal with the issues and send them out work ready is hugely beneficial to all parties.
Reduce reoffending
Reduce number of victims
Reduce cost to taxpayer
Create a worthwhile being who could pass this on to future generations,rather than the alternative of becoming a career criminal impacting on our society in a negative way..


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    Aug 4 2012: I agree. Work release is benefecial. Alternative programs that hold one accountable are the key.
    Quit holding ones past by holding a felony over someones head, keeping them from getting a job is a mistake!
    Then again Im sure the judges and lawyers and cops all have stock invested in the department of corrections.. It is on the stock market you know.. Its all about money. Until you can take the corruption out then things will change..

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