Increasing Recidivism In Prisons

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Recidivism is a big problem I this country, too many inmates return back to prison after being released. Many citizens are affected by this as well as the x-convicts and their families. Many children of convicts grow up without their father and could end up in prison themselves. It seems that these x-inmates have no chance to be reformed. This problem exists because there are not enough programs to help inmates be reformed and the little programs that are available they are implemented only after the inmate is released and not in the prison itself. This problem has been around since prisons were created and is a growing problem today. This problem needs to be addressed before it gets way out of control. There was a study offered by the Pew…show more content…
Many employers are hesitant or unwilling to hire ex-convicts and parolees, because of their criminal background. Most employers ask applicants if they have ever been arrested if they answer yes then the applicant more often than not does not get the job. Another factor contributing to this problem are communities without alternative programming for at risk youth, and that does have a tendency to produce a high rate of recidivism. It begins with unemployment challenges, which is one of the major challenges that x- inmates experience when applying for a job. Many employers are hesitant and unwilling to hire ex-convicts and parolees, because of their criminal background. Unfortunately this goes back to the question of how do I provide for my family and the only thing that comes to their minds is what does surviving mean for my…show more content…
Education, work skills, treating others with respect, and self-discipline is stressed. Younger criminals who have committed fewer and less severe crimes are most likely to be successfully reformed. Another positive way to cut down recidivism is to begin with parents educating their kids on positive behavior. Parents must be an example for their children and model positive behaviors. Unfortunately, some parents are poor examples for their children and show their children bad behavior through example like gang and criminal activities. In some cases criminal behavior is all that people know and all they know is how to take from others and possibly harm or kill them in return to help them survive. It is clear that recidivism is also linked to substance abuse, and single-family
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