Keeping prisoners from reoffending and going back to prison is in everybody’s interest. Prisons are a drain on the economy before anything else. To be able to prevent first time offenders from reoffending, they need to be rehabilitated and helped to become productive members of society. Do your research and discover how this is achieved and write a problem and solution essay on the topic. Make sure you don’t stray off topic.
Familiarize yourself with the issue :
· How can we best rehabilitate prisoners so that they become productive members of society?
Reading material to make notes on :
· Rehabilitation for criminals http://hubpages.com/politics/Rehabilitation-for-Criminals
· Successful rehabilitation of today’s criminals http://www.freedommag.org/english/vol29i1/page30.htm
· Prison re-entry programs help inmates leave the criminal mindset behind, but few have access to the classes
Videos to watch and take notes from :
· Obama Weekly Address: Disrupting The School To Prison Pipeline
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/10/31/obama_weekly_address_disrupting_the_school_to_prison_pipeline.html (The tape script is available)
· Prison rehabilitation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htYS6uXwQls
· The process of rehabilitating prisoners https://omny.fm/shows/geoff-currier/the-process-of-rehabilitating-prisoners#description