Life After Prison : Do Education And Work Programs Really Work?

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Life After Prison: Do Education and Work Programs Really Work? Randall Lee Church is someone who thought a little differently than other inmates after being released. Church was locked up for murder in 1983 at the age of 18. Twenty six years later he was released, but he could not adjust to the real world (Ulloa). "Everything had gone fast forward without me", he said in a recent interview at Bexar County Jail (Church). Ninety six days after his release Church committed another crime just to go back to his former job at the prison unit. Low levels of education and few job skills for him contributed to his return. He says he should have sought more counseling or looked for a rehabilitation center to receive the help he needed. Programs that teach inmates the right skills and give them the education they need to find a job once released, do play a role on people 's lives.
Prison should be a place where men and women go to do their time, but also a system where inmates can obtain the help they need to not recommit a crime. Many people leave prison, but many of these same people will commit a crime again and be reincarcerated. That is why prisons need to lock down on education programs and figure out ways to focus on teaching inmates the right knowledge and skills they need to return to the real world. The Department of Corrective Services "aims to help inmates get their lives back on track by better understanding their offending behavior, and learning new ways to avoid…

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