U.S. prisoners the least rehabilitated in the world
September 16, 2017

“Opinions abound on why America outstrips the world in incarceration and non-rehabilitation rates, but a common thought is that the broken prison system is rooted in a variety of factors, such as for-profit prison systems that effect cuts to inmates’ access to education and proper nutrition, a school-to-prison pipeline that unfairly targets non-white and socially disadvantaged citizens, and the lack of rehabilitation services for a diverse range of inmates who are serving time for a range of offenses, from being too poor to pay a traffic ticket to violent homicide. And the lack of tools that could be provided through a focus on rehabilitation creates very low chances of successful employment and social reintegration upon release.”

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