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Analysis of Wilbert Rideau's "Why Prisons Don't Work"

Wilbert Rideau's Why Prisons Don't Work (found on the Internet)

According to Wilbert Rideau, why don't prisons work?
What does he propose as solutions to problem of escalating crime? What other solutions can you think of?

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According to Wilbert Rideau's opinion, "Prison has a role in public safety, but it is not a cure-all. Its value is limited, and its use should also be limited to what it does best: isolating young criminals long enough to give them a chance to grow up and get a grip on their impulses. It is a traumatic experience, certainly, but it should be only a temporary one, not a way of life. Prisoners kept too long tend to embrace the criminal culture, its distorted values and beliefs; they have little choice -- prison is their life. There are some prisoners who cannot be returned to society -- serial killers, serial rapists, professional hit men and the like -- but the monsters who need to die in prison are rare ...

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In approximately 575 words, this solution provides a summary and analysis of Wilbert Rideau's "Why Prisons Don't Work". Specifically, the following questions are answered:
- According to Wilbert Rideau, why don't prisons work?
- What does he propose as solutions to problem of escalating crime?
- What other solutions can you think of?

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