It's a fine line between who should and who should not remain incarcerated. From my experience and understanding prison is a place of both elements, but I think a majority of those behind bars have made mistakes, recognize the effects, even at times disastrous, and seek out a rehabilitative outcome. Society would do well to better evaluate whether they need continued incarceration and change the laws to give the necessary authorities more determination in their futures. Perhaps genuine rehabilitation and training , rather than basic tech and college courses that few will ever apply to a career; psychological boards and extensive evaluations to determine social viability. The cost of further incarceration is far more extensive than anything we can do to facilitate and present rehabilitation. We should be smart people running a smart system.


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I agree. The challenge we have is in how to make decision makers acknowledge the facts and the act on those facts.

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