I read recently, that the primary goal of corrections is that of reducing recidivism. Recidivism is just a fancy word for the returning to jail or prison after release. Although this is a worthy goal, I think we are fooling ourselves if the correctional industry is not committed, completely dedicated to that of service. And how can one serve if the mission or the vision has not been clearly delineated. It is impossible, in my opinion, to achieve any sensible level of success. (Irvin, 2013)
Truth be told, it does not seem to bother you until it becomes your son, daughter, nephew, niece, sister, brother, father, mother, …well, you understand. Education is the key. Correctional education then – matters. Period, Case-Closed!