Recidivism, Rehabilitation and the Prison Industrial Complex Prisons hold a unique and often misunderstood place in our society. Often viewed as an immutable feature of civil society and culture, this belief in their presence belies the fact that prisons as they exist are a social construction, and indeed, their operation is influenced by myriad motivating factors wholly separate and apart from public sentiment on rehabilitation or punishment. Truly, prisons as they exist today are the product of a prison industrial complex, a machine which generates significant profits for the governments that sanction their operation, as well as the multitude of private corporations that reap tremendous profits as a result of their access to a seemingly...The end:
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