Prison Rehabilitation Programs Essay by Neatwriter

Prison Rehabilitation Programs
A proposal for an analysis of the effectiveness of prison rehabilitation programs in the United States.
# 62282 | 1,756 words | 11 sources | APA | 2005 | US

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To determine those components of prison rehabilitation programs that have been shown to improve their implementation and delivery, this study proposes to survey a sample of prison rehabilitation specialists, correctional officers, wardens and others involved in such programs. The questionnaire used for such a survey is appended to the paper.


From the Paper:

"It would just seem to make good sense that providing an inmate with a basic education in literacy skills and job training would help that individual make a successful transition back into society following his or her release. After all, without such rehabilitation, the inmate can be reasonably expected to return to the same types of behaviors that caused the incarceration in the first place. Unfortunately, good sense and the need for correctional facility policies that ensure the safety of staff as well as the inmates do not mix well. In fact, some observers suggest that prisons are not supposed to be responsible for "rehabilitating" prisoners at all, but are tasked to keep such individuals isolated from mainstream society where they can do even more damage. Despite these concerns, the need for such effective rehabilitation programs in America's prisons has never been greater. In fact, crime and criminal behavior have increased significantly over the past 20 year; for example, the number of adults incarcerated in federal and state facilities in 1970 was 196,429; in 1980 was 315,974; in 1988 was 581,609; and as of December of 1991 there were 751,806 inmates in state facilities; 71,608 in federal facilities; and 422,609 in local, city, and county facilities (Harley, 1996)."

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