Spencer Sutherland Posted over 1 year ago Does prison work? I think prison only works for certain type of offenders. It only works for certain type of convictions such as murderers, rapists, pedophiles, etc. But what it does not work for is small time offenders like drug users, SOME drug dealers. The reason why I say SOME drug dealers is that some times people see the distribution drugs, mainly marijuana dealing as the only out of a situation. Instead, of prison time for small time offenders rehabilitation then, a change of location, with a pay in to education so that the whole burden isn't placed on tax payers. Oh, and for the rapists, pedophiles and murders if rehabilitation is not a reality then i say the death sentence. I know many will disagree.