Lack of Rehabilitation in the Prison System
Michelle Cyrus COM/156 March 13, 2011 Gregory Downing
By the lack of rehabilitation programs in the state and federal prison systems, the chances of convicts releasing and returning back to prison increases rapidly. The lack of rehabilitation is one of the most leading causes to an offenders relapse or to a new crime that will be committed within 3 years from the offender’s release. A rehabilitation program consists of cognitive models in addiction, treatment types, coping strategies, relapse prevention, basic learning information, counseling, criminal justice, and any step that can provide an individual with basic help to give them effective strategies to better there selves. According to Rina Palta a study was done on 108,000 inmates being released from prison within the years of 2005 and 2006. 67.5% of the inmate returned back to prison(November 2, 2010).Many of offenders with an anger management problem will most likely pick up another charge, when not participating in a anger management program. While lacking anger management programs in the prison systems we are contributing to the over populated prison systems by receiving the offenders back a second time. One of the most common reasons why we lack rehabilitation programs within our prison systems is because of the budget cuts that have been created by our states and legislators. Many states have been affected by the economy’s harsh state. For starters Texas has received a $ 23 million dollar budget cut for prison rehabilitation programs. Other states such as Kansas, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and California are receiving budget cuts due to the financial state we are in....
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