Inmates Are Still People

Whether or not we like it, those individuals who have committed crimes (even serious crimes) are still people. Recognizing this fact allows us to see more clearly their needs or even their risk. I recommend considering the implications of how we regard or “see” inmates. Do we “see” them as humans just like us? Or…

Punishment versus Education

The Penal system in America has largely been focused on punishment and public safety. Slowly and steadily, jail administration and community correction professionals are also focusing on rehabilitation. For most inmates, prison is a place to serve a sentence and pay their dues to society and NOT a place to grow, learn and change. Yes…