I found the first main point interesting because I never that prisoners can finished their bachelor’s degrees in the prison. I never know that there are some programs that designed graduate program for the prisoners. After I read this article, I found out that education program are very important for the prisoners. There are many inmates in the prison who desire to learn. “He observed that there were a small but highly motivated number of prisoners who had finished their bachelor’s degrees and wanted to take more advanced courses.” (Marable, 2011, p.387) There were a portion of these prisoners who graduated with master’s degrees. Most importantly, “only 5 percent of those inmates who have completed the program and were released were subsequently returned to prison.” (Marable, 2011, p.388) From these data we can see that education program …show more content…
“The NYTS program is exceptional, in part, because so few educational programs of its type exist in U.S prisons.” (Marable, 2011, p.388) “The total amount of educational support granted prisoners, $35 million, represented only 0.6 percent of all Pell Grant funding nationally. (Marable, 2011, p.392) Even though our government spent a lot of money on criminal-justice system and prison industrial complex, but most of the money are used to build more prison to hold more inmates instead of create more education programs to educate the prisoners to reduce recidivism rate. “Prisoners with a college education have recidivism rate of only 5 to 10 percent.” (Marable, 2011, p.392) Our criminal-justice system and prison industrial complex should use to correct the prisoners, and not only punish them. We need to tell and teach them what they did wrong and give them chance to return to the society. If we send those people to jail and teach them nothing, they will think that the only wrong thing they did were got caught by the police. Consequently, they will return to jail again and
Introduction “High school dropout rates nationally - Not enough is being done on this issue.” Mass incarceration is a term used by historians and sociologists to describe the substantial increase in the number of incarcerated people in the United States ' prisons over the past forty years. “ Approximately 12–13% of the American population is African-American, but they make up 35% of jail inmates, and 37% of prison inmates of the 2.2 million male inmates as of 2014 U.S. Department of Justice, 2014.” The strongest cause of disproportionate minority males is the school to prison pipeline.
Prisons in the United States of America are housing inmates for profit Prisoners have become a commodity in order to profit from individuals labor instead of rehabilitation. The goal of the private corporations and federal prisons seems as if profit is the underlining aim of the prison industry. Keeping private prisons filled to capacity increases profits for invested parties and contributes to growing of the economy, but the growth of the economy should not be the determining factor of a person’s life and whether they are correctly rehabilitated. Just to reiterate there are three different ways that the privatized prison industry has become successful at the expense of our society’s men ages 18-24; Inmates and the economy with the prison industrial
One reason for this is more money is spent on the U.S. correctional system than the US educational system. The U.S. also has a rise in extreme incarceration conditions while simultaneously having decreasing availability of rehabilitation services (Bobo & Thompson, 227). When both educational and rehabilitation services are not readily available, this contributes to crime and arrest rates, and increases overall recidivism rates. Another factor is the U.S. has what is known as a ‘Mass Incarceration’ society. The effects of having a society such as this are high incarceration rates far above like societies, and “the social concentration of imprisonment effects” (Bobo & Thompson, 227).
In the heated discussion of college education, one controversial issue has been if the Pell Grant program for inmates would be beneficial as a whole. On the one hand, many in congress argues that a college degree will reduce the recidivism of inmates. On the other hand, some college students contend that it will reduce the amount of aid they get from Pell Grant. My own view is that there should be very strict criteria and that only a small percentage per year be given this great opportunity to receive a college education.
I think that the correctional officers are probably be one of the most influential person in a prisoner’s life. I say this because , the attitudes that the guards give toward prisoners can influence whether the rehabilitation programs will be effective or not . It also can determine if that prisoners will reintegrate successfully post release.
Speaking to Holly O’Mahony of the Guardian, Dewar-Langridge scoffs at people who say that young prisoners do not deserve an education because they’ve already committed crimes. For Dewar-Langridge, education is the best choice for rehabilitating young male offenders, prevent more crimes from being committed, and allow them to become important members of the community. She said that most of the young offenders have had negative experiences at school. This means that it’s going to be a tough challenge engaging them in an educational background they did not choose for themselves.
Should Prison Inmates Be Allowed to Take College Courses? What would be better than an entire nation educated and crime-free? Imagine what the world would be like if this were a reality. The idea of allowing prison inmates to take college classes has an undeniable appeal to a large portion of society. Allowing prison inmates to take college classes is a significant step in educating the population because it makes good use of all the extra time available in prisons, it helps former inmates get a better start when they are released, and it gives current inmates a sense of purpose and the desire to contribute to society.
What is education? To define the word "education" would be for one to be enlightened and obtain knowledge through learning. Do you think it the right for the government to place education in jails? I feel that it right because the inmates will have an open on new things for the future , also they would be willing to change their life, and trying not to repeat their action of coming back into jail again. Most inmates who enter the prison system do not have a high school diploma or G.E.D. , others have no vocational or collegiate education.
American criminal justice, in an era of mass corrections, faces many challenges as a result of the turn to a more punitive system. Social polices now approach corrections from a retributive perspective, investing more in social control and punishment rather than valuing rehabilitation and treatment. Consequently, such a shift has affected recidivism patters and has lead to overcrowding in prisons. The punitive measures were designed to enhance public safety but, unfortunately, have had adverse consequences. Not only has these measures increased the cost of corrections with little known benefit, but many offenders today are simply not prepared to reenter society.
This reason pertains to the fact that over half of the inmate population is enrolled. A grand majority of the 60 percent of inmates have never had a proper education. Might this be a reason why they have made poor decisions in their lives? We truly can never know, but now many of them are seeing the value of having an education. A vast
This means that we are rapidly gaining more and more people in prisons, and not only that but a lot of them are illiterate. According to The Innocence project and staff calculations, the average state prison gets about $42,843 annually (N1). If they focused less on certain things and more on their education, they would always have the money for educational classes for inmates. ”In 2004, less than a third of prisoners had access to prison education at any one time”. If the inmates have bad literacy when they enter prison, nothing will change if they don’t get the educational help that
An article written in the Journal of Correctional Education labeled “Enrolling in College While in Prison: Factors That Promote Male and Female Prisoners to Participate,” Kristin Rose and Chris Rose attempt to persuade male and female prisoners that college education in prison is very helpful when leaving jail and can aide with getting a job. They argue that college education in prison is not being taken advantage of and there are many factors between both male and female that determines who will and will not take advantage of the education provided. The two authors argument on free higher education in prisons is effective because they provide an abundant amount of convincing evidence, they have good reasoning as to why higher education is
Rehabilitation in Prison Prison is one of the main sources of punishment as well as rehabilitation in the United States and began as penitentiaries designed to form a more perfect society but quickly became overcrowded, understaffed and dangerous places. The prison system of today fails to meet the needs of the current situation in the United States and requires the cooperation of the public, prison officials as well as the government to fix our broken prison system. Prisons in the United States are currently not focusing enough on rehabilitation and using outdated methods causing psychological trauma leading to a higher chance of criminals returning to a life of crime.
Coming into this class for the second time, I already had a decent amount prior knowledge about many of the issues surrounding incarceration. I had learned much of this last year, and I was very much aware that I had a keen interest in the subject. However, I was (and am) still extremely eager to learn as much about this subject as I possibly could, and refresh and expand my knowledge.