College Education For Prison Inmates Essay

757 Words Mar 1st, 2016 4 Pages
College Education for Prison Inmates
Prison should be a rehabilitation center not just a warehouse for inmates. Taxpayers already pay for some prisoners. Why should tax payers pay for prisoners again if the prisoners get incarcerated after finishing his or her first jail time? If all prisoners were to get college level education during the incarceration they will have a better chance of doing well in the outside world. If the ex-prisoners does well in the outside world then he or she will not go back to prison. Not only will the ex-prisoner benefit herself or himself it will benefit society. “According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, a study of prisoners from 2005 to 2010 revealed that 76.6 percent of released prisoners were arrested again within five years”( Wong). The fact that most prisoners do not get an education while being in prison shows that they will get incarcerated again. Taxpayers should contribute to college education of prisoners because it benefits the prisoner herself or himself, helps society, and it prevents the prisoner getting incarcerated again.
However, some people are against contribution towards prisoner’s education. They believe that if a person were to get in prison, they should not have done anything to prevent it. They also believe that it’s the prisoners problem, not theirs. For example,"Felonies are wrong and controllable acts, and those who commit them will be punished”(Logan). Even though people who are felons and do wrong things they…

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