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Transcript: Why? They're Criminals Description: Halden Prison is considered one the most human prisons in the world, the poster-child for restorative justice programs across the globe. The jail holds some of Norway’s more heinous criminals and yet has been described by some as being “better than some hotels” There are no bars on windows, rooms are about the size of apartment bedrooms and come with amenities like TV’s, personal toilets and decent beds. The prison resembles a college campus walled off from the rest of the world. “Your whole day is structured around the meals. Without food you’re starving in there. I lost a lot of weight my first week or two, and the food quality is horrible, its just disgusting shit. You don’t know what it is. But its true, its based around breakfast lunch and dinner." - Frank Sherman on Cook County Jail Chicago, IL -Cook County Jail - Thomas J Dart – Cook County Sheriff - Prison Guard - Prison therapist Norway – Halden Prison The Solution Subjects a film by Tony S. Rosellini Restorative Justice Description: On the other extreme of prisons, a contrast with Halden, Cook County Jail is considered one of the worst prisons in the United States. Over populated and frequently in the news for riots, overcrowding and violence, Cook County serves as an example of traditional jail environment. “After they’ve been there for so long that’s all they know. Some people are 40 years old and they’re not gonna go back to school. They have a family to support, so they’re gonna do the only thing they know how to do. When they’re in jail, all their family is taking care of them. They have TV, they have food. They don’t have to worry about paying bills. It’s a retirement home. Its comfortable in there.” - Frank Sherman on prisoners in Cook County Jail San Quentin, California Prison University Project Prison as a home San Quentin, California – San Quentin State Prison - Prison University Project -Amy Jamgochian – Academic Program Director -Kate Robinson- Math Teacher -Jeffrey Kaplan – introductory philosophy course National institute of justice. • Within three years of release, about two-thirds (67.8 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. • Within five years of release, about three-quarters (76.6 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested. • Of those prisoners who were rearrested, more than half (56.7 percent) were arrested by the end of the first year. • Property offenders were the most likely to be rearrested, with 82.1 percent of released property offenders arrested for a new crime compared with 76.9 percent of drug offenders, 73.6 percent of public order offenders and 71.3 percent of violent offenders. A 2006 report from the U.S. Department of Justice -about 56 percent of state prisoners - 45 percent of federal prisoners - 64 percent of jail inmates had a mental health problem IDLENESS 2014 study by RAND “How Effective is Correctional Education, and Where Do We Go from Here?” - inmates who participated in correctional education programs had a 43% lower chance of recidivating than inmates who not. - Correctional education is a cost effective initiative; every dollar spent on prison education could save up to five dollars on three-year reincarceration costs. - the mean dollars spent per student for correctional education was $3,370 in FY2012 “Your whole day is structured around the meals. Without food you’re starving in there. I lost a lot of weight my first week or two, and the food quality is horrible, its just disgusting shit. You don’t know what it is. But its true, its based around breakfast lunch and dinner. Halden, Norway – Halden Prison -Are Høidal, the governor of Halden, -Janne Offerdal - english teacher at Halden prison Description: The San Quentin Prison Project is one example of successful restorative justice programs in the U.S. The program provides higher education programs to inmates in San Quentin State Prison. The courses are on par with liberal arts standards and help prepare inmates for employment outside of prison. In the past 11 years, non-PUP graduate has been returned to prison for committing a violent crime. The Problem Arguments against are categorized as the following: - Restorative justice programs are to expensive and not cost-effective - Criminals are incapable of being reintegrated into civil society - Criminals should be punished, not placed in a welcoming environment Chicago, IL -Cook County Jail -Frank Sherman, formerly incarcerated in Cook County Jail for 18 months - Javier Perez, professor of criminology at DePaul University - Bea Aldrich, Journalist reporting on mass incarceration Restorative justice looks at sentencing and imprisonment as an opportunity to better the individual for release back into civil society. It promotes humane prison conditions, where the proper resources are offered to inmates to assist them during their time in prison. These resources include education programs, physical and psychological medical treatment, and job programs. RETURN

Step 1: Return Address

Transcript: This acts as your greeting to whom you're writing. It's always important to include a personal title, such as Mrs., Ms., Mr. This first body paragraph should be short and sweet, while addressing the reader. Step 11: Enclosure Step 9: Job Title Line Step 1: Return Address This is used in case the receiver of the letter needs to send it back to the originator with some reply. Step 3: Inside Address This last body paragraph should include contact information in case the receiver needs to get back in touch. Be sure to be appreciative and say thank you in closing. Step 8: Signature Line This is made in case the writer would like to add their signature to their letter. Make sure to leave space for your signature, if wanted. Step 12: Copy Notation Step 10: Reference Initials Step 7: Closing Body Paragraph How to Make an Envelope This is important because this is information needed to help send your letter where it needs to go. This step is needed in order to complete the header of your letter. It also tells your reader when the letter was sent. This line describes the job you currently have to the reader. This is the body paragraph telling the reader why you are writing to them. How to Create a Block Letter This line lets the reader know that additional information is included. Watch this video for tips and for a guide into creating an envelope. Step 6: Reasoning Body Paragraph Step 2: Date This last step in your letter is used just for letting the receiver know where else you sent this letter. Step 4: Salutation Step 5: Introduction to Body Paragraph These are just for your first and last initials.

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