A crime has many aspects. Thousands of people are held and put into the jail under the specified crime sections every year. Neither, every individual in a prison is criminal, nor all of them want to live life of a criminal. It has been observed that many of these criminals show a special interest in reading, studying and performing various productive works to live an appropriate social life. For this reason, many detention centers provide the facility of Prison Education in their premises to educate the willing people.
The environment of a jail with irregular activities and schedules inspire many prisoners to head on for a productive work including education which would not only make their life better, but also brings a lot of positive changes among them. They endow them with multiple options and many scopes. Once they are out of prison, they can have a better living and earning on the basis of their gained knowledge. They can apply for a service or may start their own business.
Many prisoners get the opportunity to give their services in the jail itself. They help to train and educate their fellow prisoners to make them a better human so that they may also contribute to the welfare of the society. This process also inspires and encourages many other prisoners to follow this noble process. Other than that education also helps them to come out of various deficiencies and pains of the prison.
Prison Education develops a new confidence and strength among the prisoners. There have been various relieving and impressive cases where a former prisoner is now a successful businessman or draws a good amount of salary from a particular company. Training or educating a prisoner is not a daunting task. It depends upon the interest, zeal and passion of the prisoners themselves.
There are many rehabilitation centers who give special attention towards the education of their prisoners along with other types of trainings. This step has helped to change the lives of many prisoners who are now well renowned citizens of their society. All sorts of courses are provided based upon the specific inclination of the prisoners; either it’s related to science, computers, arts or agriculture.
With a motive to train and educate maximum possible prisoners, there are now various online prison education centers and institutes which provide their education services to detention centers. It is quite surprising to know that many of these online centers are owned and governed by former prisoners and their educating results are well and good. This is an outstanding measure to kick away the increasing crime rates making a healthy and secure society to live in.
Jerome Washington is a correspondent for PrisonEducation.com. When he's not teaching educational classes in prison, he's writing for Prison Education.
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