When a prisoner has been released after applying for parole, it is in the hope of all that he is a reformed member of society. It is assumed that they are ready to be reintegrated into the community. This is because of some of the various aims of imprisonment including reforming. However, at times after they have been released, some ex-convicts turn back to their old habits, whereas others turn out to be worse than they were before. For this reason, some steps to reduce this are necessary.
One way of ensuring that ex-convicts do not revert to their old habits is by placing tight measures to ensure that the prisoner being released is worth the parole. Most times, prisoners are able to attain parole without really being reformed. Measures to determine honest behavior change by taking them through a series of tests and close observation should be put in place. This will reduce their ability to fake reform just for the sake of leaving prison.
In case they were released without any skills, parolees would easily turn back to crime. It is therefore important to ensure that prisoners, regardless of the term of their imprisonment, are imparted with skills in the areas they prefer most. That way, in case they leave prison, they will have skills and the necessary that will facilitate them to become productive members of the society.
There have been cases where parolees have been done yet they still turn to crime. This is because even with their skills, many people prefer not to hire an ex-convict. Therefore, it is important to take deliberate measures to reintegrate these parolees back into the society economically by easing the business systems to allow them to get jobs after leaving prison.
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