This is a disaster as it encourages recidivism and becomes a greater cost to the society. The lack of correctional educational programs is alarming. This increases the chances of the prisoners’ children becoming criminals. The cycle must be broken.
The truth is that most of the incarcerated people will not remain in prison forever. It is possible to incarcerate them where they can receive some counselling, education and given vocational skills that they can use upon release. Some faction prefers that these prisoners to serve time and then be released with no education or job skills. These ex prisoners will not have any skills to cope and will harbour resentment and hostility. A chance of committing bigger crimes is possible. The prisoner re-entry to society affects everyone. It affects their families, children and the community.
The Attorney General should submit all reports required by the 2007 Second Chance Act to the Judiciary Committees by January 31 of every year. This sets forth provisions for grant applications, grant requirements, awarding grants priorities and the performance measurements for reentry plans. The recipients for the grants are required to develop reentry plans that are measurable annually in addition to the five-year performance measure and to establish reentry programs to reduce recidivism.
In the year 2008 and 2009, the 2007 Second Chance Act authorized the appropriation of $181 million to the Department of Justice grant programs for improving treatment of inmates and helping offenders reenter their communities cost. Moreover, the 2007 Second Chance Act authorized the appropriation of $10 million for the Bureau of Prisons to prepare successful reentry of prisoners into the community. In addition, the bill authorized appropriation of sums for Department of Justice to develop alternative to imprisonments e.g. drug-treatment