The issue with your particular question is that 45 days is not enough time to effectively implement a rehabilitation plan that has any reasonable expectation of success. Addressing that "public official's" statement, there are too many politicians that take the position of being "tough on crime" without addressing social issues that supersede their need for reelection. They are not considering the recidivism rates, the impact of an offender's family especially their children, or the lack of opportunities available for a convicted felon in the workplace.
Our position is that inmates need a reason to hope. Hope that when they are released they can make a living without thinking about crime. If we are to win this battle, we will need to provide inmates education resources and vocational training that will give them hope when they are released. Inmates have a lot of idle time, if that time is used to re-program their thinking, give them skills they never had - we think the byproduct will be hope.
Accepted Answer Date Created: January 26,2016