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Offenders and Corrections

What are some of the obstacles that hamper the reintegration of institutionalized offenders? What do adaptation strategies have in common with reintegration issues?

What is the primary purpose of community corrections? Do programs such as work release, education release, and furloughs pose a risk to public safety? Why or why not?

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Offenders and Corrections

What are some of the obstacles that hamper the reintegration of institutionalized offenders? What do adaptation strategies have in common with reintegration issues?
There are several obstacles that hamper the reintegration of institutionalized offenders. The prison term itself fosters antisocial values. Moreover, the attitudes of the prisoner are warped to such an extent that it makes reintegration difficult. The institutionalized prisoners often lose their ability to plan ahead. Their beliefs are shattered and their value system is in shambles. They find it difficult to make decisions.
On the other hand institutionalized offenders find themselves with broken links with the society. The community bonds and relationships are broken and their capacity to function in the society is broken. In practice, even when they have skills, they are refused jobs, their social contacts avoid them and references are rarely given.
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