Helping Inmates that have Public Arrest Records Start Over
Author Andy Keel+
While the prisoner is still serving their sentence, more and more are working with prison psychologists to learn behavioral and societal rules that they might not have learned while growing up. The hope is that by modifying not just their behavior, but the way they respond to certain situations, that inmates will be less likely to get arrested after release.
Public Arrest Records
When you check out public arrest records, some disturbing information starts to pop up. One of things you will notice as your read through the public arrest records is that many of the inmates who are currently prisoners in the county jails or state/federal prisoners have been there before. The public arrest records indicate that the person keep committing the same crime over and over again. Many people believe that the reason that the public arrest records show so many repeat offenders is because many of the inmates do not have any understanding about the world outside of the prison or county jail. To them, being incarcerated is the same as coming home.
In recent years, some programs have been developed to help prisoners acclimate to the idea of living in the real world after they have been released. While the prisoner is still serving their sentence, more and more of them are working with a prison psychologist to learn some behavioral and societal rules that they might not have learned while they were growing up. The hope is that by modifying not just their behavior, but the way they respond to certain situations that may be triggers, that the inmates will be less likely to get arrested after their release.
Grants And Tax Breaks Create Head Start
The other thing that an increasing amount of prisons are trying to do is provide prisoners with grants when they are freed from prison. Some prisoners, especially the ones who have been incarcerated for a long period of time don’t have anything when they are finally released from prison. As a result they have no choice but to turn to crime.
Some grants and special tax breaks have been set up to help encourage employers to hire individuals who have spent some time incarcerated. Not only does having a job allow the prisoner to get on their feet financially, but it also provides them with an actual employer that they can list as a reference.
In addition to helping out the business that are willing to take a chance and hire a convicted felon, some of the release grants are awarded directly to the inmate themselves. Although these grants are never huge, they do contain enough money for the former inmate to survive until they are able to find a job. Newly released inmates are encouraged to use their grant money for things like:
- Job training