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Mona Lotfi 1. I understand that there are some people who are skeptical of these programs and believe that the cost versus the final result is not worth it but there should definitely be correctional programs in the Folsom State Prison. I think that politicians are all narrowed headed and only take into consideration the financial risks of these correctional programs.
The three programs I believe should be implemented into the Folsom State are education (GED), Counseling/ treatment, and vocational/ trade work skills. The job skills vocational/ trade work program has been proven to work. As stated in the power points, “ Among the various forms of rehabilitative programs interventions which help the individual secure meaningful employment will be the most successful.” These programs are proven to work for many reasons. They keep the inmates busy while in jail, teaches them to be productive in and out of prison as well as helps them be able to ease into becoming a citizen of society upon release by having real world skills that they can use to be financially secure. These skills gained to obtain a job upon release prevent recidivism because it prevents the offenders from having to go back out and commit crimes in order to survive financially. I also believe counseling and treatment program should be implemented. As discussed by some of the offenders in the video it is important as well as helpful for them to understand and discuss the underlying reason as to why they’ve committed a particular crime. Once they have come to a conclusion as to a reason or reasons for why they’ve committed these crimes then they can get treatment to prevent it from occurring again. In the video “Inmate Programs” when referring to the sex offender program offered in the institution, they stated that, “treated sex offenders have a lower recidivism rate than other violent crimes.” I feel…...

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