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Resource ID: #18306
Subject: Prisons
Source: Atlantic Monthly
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Date: June

Description

The Atlantic Monthly reports how prisons may actually end up producing crime. Prisoners who are kept in isolation for months and years at a time are likely to become psychologically unfit to function in everyday social situations. Moreover, job trainings skills and educational programs are being cut at many prisons. Having no access to support after their release many prisoners quickly turn back to crime. Prisons do not seem to be effective at rehabilitation, the article suggests.

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