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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Prisoners and Reentry

Today I heard of an inmate who was released after 38 years in prison.  He got $50.00.  He had no home, had lost contact with most of his family, and had no job prospect.

3 comments:

Leslie said...

I hear you. How long until he is back in prison? What options does he have? This sort of thing has been a concern to me for a long time. I haven't figured out the answer yet though. Ugh, I wish I could...

Peggy said...

According to CEPR we spend about $95 billion on incarceration. If we educate prisoners and prepare them for reentry, maybe they will pay taxes. For our decision makers it is a tough call, as many of their constituents prefer punishment.

Scott Bagley said...

We all know that the term "corrections" is a joke in most cases. This is another great example.