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How Do Prison Work Programs Really Benefit Inmates?
Developing punitive programs for teens instead of focusing on programs that will really benefit and advantage our children. We've entered a disturbing period that promotes a retributionist, punitive attitude toward people in our society who haven't 'made it,' who are underdogs, who don't have the financial means that other people have, and who may have disabilities like mental illness and addictions to deal with," -- Ellen Barry. As a result, there is a 70 percent recidivism rate. The decision makers can administer this misery and not take any responsibility for the outcome. If you want to address racial disparity in the juvenile justice system, everybody has to have a role in it.
I am a firm believer that upon release, ex-offenders should be afforded a second chance to become productive citizens by providing rehabilitation and education.
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Watch the video above by the rapper Meek Mill on the urgent need to reform the criminal justice system. I send my prayers to all those who are still in the web of the system: Please know you are not forgotten. My crime? Popping a wheelie on a motorcycle in Manhattan. The ordeal cost me my most precious commodity: my freedom. I served five months.
Jump to navigation. Imprisoning people because — and forgive me for this — for the mere fact that if they are inside we are safe, this is not useful, it does not help us. The most important thing is what God does with us. He takes us by the hand and He helps us to go on. And this is called hope! And with this hope, with this trust, we can walk on, day by day. And with this faithful love, that accompanies us, truly hope never disappoints.