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Old 04-14-2011, 09:51 PM
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Very interesting article. The question I have been considering recently is whether imprisonment is effective at all in terms of returning to the community and adjusting to society and all of the pressures and challenges that come with it. Although the government would lead us to believe that prisons also act as rehabilitation services, the statistics of re-incarceration are too high to ignore.
How they expect people to live in a hostile and controlling environment and come out of it a new reformed person is beyond me.
Does anyone have experience of their family member not receiving adequate support and services after leaving prison? Things such as housing, employment, mental health, drug and alcohol services I believe need to be much more effective and engage with more people.
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