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Congress Case – Resolution C Resolution C: A Resolution to Decrease Prison Recidivism Punitive treatment towards inmates has been shown to be one of the least effective methods of reducing recidivism. Instead, we should guide them and teach them how to make better choices in their lives and stray away from their old habits. My first point is that prisons need to increase funding to improve rehabilitation programs. According to, Norway spends about $90,000 per year housing each prisoner and funding restorative justice. Restorative justice is a system of criminal justice that strictly focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders rather than punishing them. Arne Wilson, the prison governor of Bastoy prison, one of Norway’s low recidivism rate institutions, suggests that restorative justice is much more effective than retribution because the inmates are human. Therefore, they should be treated like humans. Many
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