I thought prison was meant to rehabilitate not train

Rehabilitation programme ‘increased reoffending’ – National News – Dominion Post

The Dominion Post reports on a Corrections Department programme designed to rehabilitate prisoners that in fact increased their graduates re-offending.
[quote]It could not be confirmed last night how many offenders went through the programme. The results were for all the 100-hour programmes delivered to offenders in prison and in the community, and also the structured individual programmes delivered to offenders in the community.

“When all 100-hour programmes are combined, the negative effect is statistically significant,” the memo said.

It said the results were worse for young offenders (under 20 years) and for those with a very high risk of reoffending. The paper noted there was “currently no alternative criminogenic programme for young offenders in the community”.[/quote]

Once again Corrections is in the news for all the wrong reasons.

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