Education in Prison

Education in prison
In the California prisons and most correctional facilities in the United States have programs that help inmate’s rehabilitation. But the question is do all programs help, or is there programs that help more than others? I believe that the education program is the most effective for three reasons. First because they have something to do while they are in jail. Second because it could also help them understand the law better and have a better change of getting out and understand the law when there out. And lastly because when they get out of jail they have something that they could fall back on and might be able to land a job in the future. This program also helps inmates to stay out due to the fact that they have some education and might even keep on going in that path to college or a vocational school.
While an inmate is in jail they have so much free time and most of them make some bad decisions like join a gang and get in trouble while they are in prison. But if they have education and something to look forward to they won’t be so involved with the bad things that are happening outside the yard. According to the federal bureau of prisons they are required to do 240 hours to earn there GED. So that is a very high demand of expectations. Where they have to be in class and where they also have to put some extra effort to learn and understand the material. But there is a down side to the high expectations that they have for the inmates as inmates go in to prisons sometimes they just want to get there time over with. Another down side to this would be that some adults that go into prison have a mentality that after they get out they will have no hope of finding a job because they were convicted felons. And that is mostly true in most cases but I still feel that there are employers out there willing to give a person a second change if they see the efforts and commitment that they have done to get that GED.
In the correctional system they...