- 16-05-2012, 21:44 #61
- Join Date
- Nov 2003
Therapeutic communities as you call them were introduced in several systems over here more than 20 years ago, they're kinda going out of vogue as not being as effective as they were thought to be (although it's a good environment for youthful and first time offenders) now I've no desire to expound on programmes to reduce recidivism suffice to say I found the most successful to be education (though we no longer pay for college courses) - I insisted that anyone without a high school diploma under the age of forty attend school, the vast majority of I/Ms attending school in my facility gained their High School Diploma those refusing to enroll in school became ineligible for Good Time. Inmates doing medium term sentences in high to medium level facilities could, if they had a high school diploma, learn a trade and gain civilian qualifications. Work was compulsory, those refusing were housed in separate units with less freedom, fewer privileges and a slimmer chance of any type of early release programme.
A brutal regime? Not in my State. Breaking inmates? We preferred building them up!
We do tend to lock up our thugs whereas the UK system persists in allowing theirs to roam free - much, if poster's moans on Arrse are anything to go by, to the chagrin of the British public. I do advocate running external programmes for drug offences rather than locking addicts up - and that's gaining momentum as various State governments realise building and staffing 'clinics' is far less expensive than incarceration.
I agree it is a vicious cycle!
Last edited by Busterdog; 16-05-2012 at 23:53.Hey surr, thae bastards urr firin ball!