I am back to new Life !
Half of the world's prison population of about nine million is held in the US, China or Russia. Prison rates in the US are the world's highest, at 724 people per 100,000. In Russia the rate is 581. At 145 per 100,000, the imprisonment rate of England and Wales is at about the midpoint worldwide. So, now a question is when these individuals come back to the society and want to start their new life, how should we treat them. Isn't this our responsiblity to give them chance and help them in rebuilding their life? How should Government and Society work for them and give them jobs and make them part of new life.
There are a number of organisations that offer employment to ex-offenders in the UK. I'm a non-exec director at such an enterprise. Our experience is generally very good. The people are hard working and never complain.
The bigger questions is; does the crime committed effect attitudes to offenders?
Should someone that has been imprisoned for theft be allowed to handle money at their new employers?
Very difficult to answer as there impact can be seen in current relationships, sexual preference and social relationships. The US experience with criminals is just unfolding and free prison labor will be deemed illegal as more governments will be found guilty of collusion with judges who recklessly put minorities and the poor behind bars.
The answer is yes. But maybe we should start earlier. The US represents ca. 4.4% of the world's population, but ca. 22% of the world's prisoners. We may assume that something is going wrong. Maybe that prisons are privately managed and due to this are good business? Biased judgments? Strict laws sending people too prison instead of trying other measures first?
It depends on the criminals that they done. I agreed that we need to give prisoner a new chance to rebuild their life. But, not prisoners deserve a second chance. I believe that rapist,drug dealer and killer should not deserve a new life in order to ensure the safety of the country.