Working towards a Life that is better for Prisoners after their Release
Rehabilitation is getting popular among the people who are forward-thinking. There are types of rehabilitation that are effective in reducing the number of repeat offenders who go back to prison because they cannot survive outside the jails. It can assist in solving some cases that are serious like sexual offenders who may continue with their ways of life after being released. Rehabilitation can assist to deal with the issue of overcrowding in prisons. Considering that the death penalty was canceled, there is a growth that is continuing in the population in prisons.
The world’s largest population is in India and China but when looking at the populations in prison, Amerca has the highest population with prison rates that are highest. Attempts which are poor for dealing with the issue lead to these results. They do not go hand in hand with what many people view as normal. Putting people in prisons is the reaction of many people when reacting to crimes. However, putting a person in prison is not a guarantee that there will be reforms. The effect that the people have in the society and problems that they go through after being released from prisons is what people need to be dealing with.
It is not possible to fix an issue that is not known. Thus, the focus of people should be first on understanding the problem that is faced by people in prisons. One of the main problems is susceptibility to recidivism. When there is a repeat of criminal behavior after the required punishment is served by a person is when there is recidivism. The same type of punishment will still be given to the person repeating the mistake. Thus, the increase in the number of people suffering from mental illness is because of the rise in recidivism. It is not a surprise that many people in prisons suffer from mental illness depending on the nature of the crime. Unfortunately, many of them do not go through the needed treatment that is needed for the illness. For the crimes that are repeated, it is a direct contributor.
One of the methods of decreasing the number of recidivism is through moral reconation therapy. Moral reconation therapy is a systematic treatment with the aim of decreasing recidivism. The features of having impacts on the behavior of an individual like beliefs, attitudes, and thoughts are on the basis of moral reconation therapy. The design of moral reconation therapy is specifically for treating how clients resist. Therefore, moral reconation therapy assists to make improvements in moral reasoning and the decision-making process and helps the clients in accepting that their actions have outcomes. When it comes to making changes in the negative patterns of clients, it is an effective treatment.