"Collage" education isn't hard to pay for...Just get a couple of old
magazines and some glue...
Have we tried using educated criminals to educate the less intelligent criminal.
There are many intelligent prisoners that can add value to society by developing
curricula and course content. Alternatively we can arrange for the same
curricula/tests that are condcted by the local colleges to be placed on line and
have prisoners study on line and have the assistance of prisoners who are more
educated.Since these prisoners have so much time on their hands
there is no reason why this cannot be achieved.
Why do they deserve more than law abiding citizen? They do not deserve free
education because they want to cry about the situation they were in before. I
am tired of hearing that. Give them a 2nd chance but they need to do it
themselves not make us pay for it. I am tired of giving criminals and illegals
everything why law abiding americans go without.
All prisoners in our prisons made the choices that put them there. But it is
short-sighted to think that there weren't factors in society that may have put
them in the situations they were in to begin with. Giving people a 2nd chance
to redeem themselves is important to me. We don't want to lock them up forever,
or over and over, so educating them is the best we can do.
i obeys the laws pay my taxes why can't i get some help with collage education?
we pay millions on social welfare programs where if we would direct most of that
money helping people get degrees and be self suffient it would save this country
money in the long run, kind of goes back to the give a man a fish he only
benefits for a day teach a man to fish he benefits a lifetime. i guess if i
break laws i can get help with education? there is an idea! a real incentive!
free food roof over my head and education and gym free tv i would have it made,
just refer to prison and a "PUD or a gated community!"
High school education but not college when many law biding citizens paying taxes
to support the criminal can't even send their own kids to college, why then
should their taxes pay for college?
While I don't agree with the premise that "prisoners deserve education", from a
strictly pragmatic point of view, if educating a prisoner actually works, if
that prisoner actually modifies his behavior and becomes an asset to society
rather than a liability, and if educating a prisoner is cost effective, i.e.,
less expensive than continual, life-long incarceration, then let's support any
workable education program. It is more than obvious that
traditional approaches to 'reform' are not working. The worst thing that we can
do is to lock someone up for years and then expect him to be able to function in
normal society just because he is out of his cell. I would rather
see education coupled with sponsorship, where a company or individual would be
responsible to hand-hold a newly released prisoner for as long as it took to
allow the ex-prisoner time to adjust back into society. Releasing a prisoner by
declaring that he has paid his debt to society without rehabilitation serves no
good purpose.To ensure that a prisoner values an education, he
should be required to repay at least a portion of the expense of that education
after being released and after being employed.