I read an article on the Purpose of Prisons/Correctional facilities. In this article it gave four major purposes that a prison serves: 1. Retribution meaning punishment for crimes committed against society 2. Incapacitating referring to the removal of criminals from society so that they can no longer harm innocent people 3. Deterrence meaning the prevention of future crime. Hoping that being locked up like animals has taught these individuals a lesson and has discouraged them from committing further crime 4. Rehabilitation which refers to activities designed to change criminals into law abiding citizens; which may include providing educational courses in prison, teaching job skills and offering counseling with a psychologist or social worker. The article further reads that results may vary in the makeup of their staff, design of the building and their operations.
Okay, I do understand that people should face some type of retribution for an offense/crime committed and we should take responsibility for our actions. What has been done to correct their behavior when these individuals are released back into society, with felonies and criminal backgrounds? Statistics shows that at least 40% of ex-cons land back in prison. So, what are these so called correctional facilities actually doing to reform these individuals?These facilities claim to rehab, but what are the end results? It seems to me that they take away their ability to support a family and make it where it is inevitable that they come back to prison. This way they can continue to make money…modern day slavery I say.