Should prisoners receive rehabilitation programs? Should civilians pay for prisoners to enter rehabilitation programs? Some may argue that poisoners do not deserve rehabilitation programs, and that citizens should not have to spend their hard earned money on someone who made the wrong chooses resulting in prison as the consequence. Others may argue that prisoners are people who have made mistakes and still deserve equal opportunity, and they need help like anyone else. Prisoners are humans that may have had a tough life and made the wrong decisions that resulted in them going to jail. Prisoners should receive rehabilitation programs, because they deserve to have equal opportunity even though they are imprisoned. Citizens should pay a form of tax in order to finance prisoner’s rehabilitation programs; everyone in life needs help at least one time, and it is only fair to perform a good civil duty to help another person.
The term rehabilitation can be described as restoring one’s ability to be in a useful place in a society. Rehabilitation can benefit prisoners because it helps to generate a valuable recovery of a person’s ability to maintain a place in a healthy society. Rehabilitation programs provide activities in which prisoners can engage while they are being incarcerated. Rehabilitation programs can be an incentive for good behavior and should be accredited to those who would like to participate in them. Evans Hopkins, a former inmate at Nottoway Correctional Center in Virginia, said that “recreational programs, especially education, increases changes for making parole (159),” which is a positive incentive to good behavior.
Prison is a consequence that one faces after one commits a crime, which consist of a certain sentence that one must live in isolation. While in prison, people are restricted from many activities that they were once granted; prisoners are on watch at all times, and if a rule is broken, a longer sentence may be issued or...