Prison education for a safer society
For years the importance of education to the society is being referred by many sharpest minds and laureates again and again. Now with the changes in the society the importance of education has taken the lime light. With the increase in the number of anti social activities in society, there is need to promote education to the deeper level. As it is said there is no age for education, it can be the best way to tackle crime in the society. Here in this discussion we are going to share what all impacts does the correctional education and other education programs have one the society.
Various Educational Programs
Now there are many kinds of educational programs that are being implemented by the authorities to promote education. Among these programs the prison education programs are the ones that have grabbed the limelight. These education programs are very important for the declination in the crime rate in the society. The implementation of the education programs in the prisons enable provide an opportunity to the inmates to know about their future prospects in a better way. One of the most beneficial impact of these education programs in felt on the recidivism trait of the criminals.
As per many reports and research conducted by many social welfare agencies and other bodies, the decline in the recidivism rate is directly affected by the prison programs like education and vocational programs. These kinds of programs provide better rehabilitation chances to the inmates and help them to get easily adjusted in the society after wards. Importance of educational programs also provides financial gains to the government. Governments spend a lot of money on the rehabilitation of the prisoners afterwards. However these spending do not give the intended results with the same efficiency as they are put to work after the term of the inmates. In such cases the programs like prison education can be a great relief.
Education in prison not only saves cost but also provides the ease of handling the inmates. This also helps in providing the inmates with the necessary skills that they require settling in their lives after the imprisonment. The vocational programs play an important role in achieving these goals. They impart necessary professional to the inmates. As per reports prisons can be turn into constructive and rehabilitating centers by making use of such programs at a large scale.
What is required?
To truly implement these programs effectively in the prisons there is need of commitment from the authorities. These programs should be implemented not as a compulsion but as a choice. There is no better way to provide rehabilitation to the prisoners and we all should support such programs in prison. There are many who oppose these programs saying ‘these programs just create educated prisoners’ but it is not true. Education helps in the development and evolution of the mindset of the prisoners. These programs are not just required but they are the need for a better society with secured environment. We all should support such prison programs for a better society.