The first time I heard this word I had no clue of it's meaning.
Recidivism is an interesting word. It's repeating a bad habit and it's usually associated with
repeatedly doing what warrants another deserving reservation and stay in jail or prison.
|an incarceration cell with bed furnishing|
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I question why would anyone decide on repeating what could lead them back towards being incarcerated?
Granted, I've never been in jail, but isn't the entire premise of incarceration the removal on one
from society where that person is kept to dwell with a loss of freedom in a controlled, confined space?
Perhaps I should take a different approach and look at recidivism from inside to see
what's going on in the joint I might need to know about.
The perks and benefits-
Here are 7 benefit/s perks you get when in prison.
There are consultants for hire to help a prisoner more comfortable with prison life.
And prison doesn't necessarily put a halt to prisoners drug habits.
This author writes the perks in prison are better than the perks in nursing homes.
And a few more benefits of being incarcerated.
Activities can be pursued in the joint-
Some prisoners use art as a mode to express their creativity.
The food may be edible, but quality and goodness far from grandma's home cooking.
Read what a few share about privacy in the joint.
A debate on whether prisoners are enjoying too many comforts in prison.
I've seen enough television shows and movies of prison or jail cells to know I wouldn't enjoy
being in a jail cell for one minute.
I like choosing what I want to wear; where I want to go; and when I want to do something.
I like plants and flowers and greenery around me.
I like my pets and my garden.
I like going outside to enjoy nature instead of a concrete yard surrounded by armed guards.
I like an unobstructed view and having the keys to my own doors.
I like deciding what I want to eat and when I want to eat.
I like peace and quiet.
I like calling up my friends and making plans to meet and do something we want to do together.
Knowing some of the perks of incarceration, I can now see why some would choose to repeat
bad habits offering them a chance to be returned to a state of incarceration. Prison life doesn't
seem appealing to me on any level, but I do understand recidivism much better.
My opinion is freedom means far more than all the perks combined in any prison.
And besides, I have freedom for all the perks I want versus the limited perks in prison.