MemberJune 2, 2022 at 6:55 PM
Recently, A research has been conducted on the prisoners who got released from prison after serving their sentence. It states that criminals are most likely to involve in criminal activity after being released. This essay discusses about the reasons behind crimes of these prisoners and what measures can be taken to overcome it.
The main problems are Social Stigma and lack of proper rehabilitation. Social Stigma is one of the major cause of the high recidivism rates. Once wrong doers got released from prison, they strive to get socialised with the society. Society starts discriminating them due to their past offence, moreover they are being disregarded as well. Being in distress, offenders are being forced to commit crimes again. While serving their sentence, Prisoners lacks the proper rehabilitation. Criminals are not being properly counselled to inculcate ethical behaviour and morality. Prison environment results in creating distress on the prisoners. Without proper counselling, their attempt to retaliate will increase progressively and it causes them to commit crimes again by confronting the enemy after being released.
In my opinion, the best solution is to provide financial support in initial stages in addition to that they need proper training and right opportunities to thrive in the society. Prisoners are getting impoverished and it persuades them to involve in illicit activities. So, they need proper financial support at early stages to survive in society until they find their livelihood. In this fast growing contemporary world, prisoners cannot compete with society if they lack in skills. On being released, Government should assist them in finding right opportunities by insisting employers to consider them irrespective of their pass offence.
In conclusion, The main cause of high recidivism rates in prisoners are Social Stigma and lack of proper rehabilitation which results in immorality. The most effective solution is to support them financially in early stages and offer proper training to improve their virtue and skills.