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THOUGHT PAPER 1 Thought Paper Samantha Crooks Helms school of government, Liberty University CJUS 650 – Rehabilitation & reintegration offender Dr. Williamson June 2020
THOUGHT PAPER 2 As a society, we incarcerate people to punish them for the crimes they committed. The purpose of incarceration is to help rehabilitate them before going back into the community. To reduce recidivism rates and to help with rehabilitation, there are prison-based and community- based rehabilitation programs to help offenders. All the programs have the same goal to help rehabilitate inmates who are reentering society. The programs need to be well structured to keep the offenders on track. It requires the programs to be able to stay running for offenders to receive the programs to be able to stay running for offenders to receive the help they need and to help reduce recidivism. The first person, an offender, encounters, is a judge because they are the ones sentencing offenders. Offenders serve their time and eventually get released back into society, but before they do, it essential that the offender learns better behavior and skills to stay out of trouble. An offender can take the first step by accepting help from a prison-based program. The program would give the offender different goals to achieve and accomplish while in prison. The goals are essential for an offender to understand because these goals will help mold them to be accountable for their actions, help assist other offenders, and aid in rehabilitation. Offenders should utilize prison-based rehabilitation programs to help them while they are incarcerated.

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