There are many culprits to this statistics such as lack of education, no gainful employment skills, lack of ambition and lack of self belief. Prisoners should be adequately prepared for reentry with programs that prepare them for reintegration, motivation and life skills. Such programs should offer vocational training, self esteem workshops, entrepreneurial workshops, basic computer skills, money management skills and access to various resource outlets thats tailored to the individual and their particular set of problems.
Prisoners who are up for release should be given an exit interview in order to understand which programs would best suit that prisoner and be most effective to their reentry into society. The exit interview should entail a one-on-one session or at minimum a detailed form that is measurable and attempts to get to the root of the problem. Although vocational workshops are essential, self esteem workshops may prove just as valuable and should be mandated if parole is extended.
Although vocational workshops are vital and should be extended, these workshops may not prove as effective as initially planned. The stigma of having a criminal record combined with the overall condition of the economy may detract from the effectiveness of the workshops. Exiting prisoners should have access to vocational workshops and/or entrepreneurial workshops that lend support with opening their own business. This is not a far fetch concept as many prisoners enter the system from running a business enterprise, however it just wasnt a legitimate business enterprise.
Having an overall healthy lifestyle consists more of than just having employment. Many prisoners have children that have been adversely affected by their parents incarceration. The prisoner may need parenting skills and social programs with designated goals should be available to help reunite parents and children touched by incarceration. These