This paper discusses the imminent contributions of prisoner rehabilitation. One of the major roles of the judiciary is to rehabilitate criminal offenders. After undergoing a due process as stipulated by law, a convict can be punished in different ways. In case of imprisonment, an inmate is supposed to be rehabilitated. Meaning, they should be subjected to educational and therapeutic services to enable them understand and appreciate the importance of law abidance in the country (Hare, R.D., 2007). I would like to emphasize on rehabilitation because it is a fruitful exercise which can enable the society to nurture law abiding citizens. Generally, committing a criminal act does not put an offender to be a perpetual and lifetime criminal. Everyone has an opportunity to reform and become a better person who can be of significance in the society.
I would therefore like to concur with the rehabilitation exercise for the prisoners. It is through giving them an opportunity to meditate and reflect on their actions that they can be conscious of their offences. In this regard, they should be offered rigorous counseling sessions on exactly what they should do (Harris, G. & Rice, M., 2006). Besides, they can be sensitized through education and training. It is through such initiatives that they can gain some vital skills to make them be useful to the society.
Hence, it should be the responsibility of the government to ensure that prisoners are accorded the necessary rehabilitation. Adequate resources should be allocated for this purpose. This should be used in acquiring the necessary facilities and hiring professionals to handle them. For instance, petty thefts and other forms of felonies can be curbed by offering artisan and professional training to the offenders. This is the only way through which they can reform, fit and be accepted back into the society.
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