Because freedom can't protect itself
The system is set up for incarcerated individuals to fail on release. They get out of jail and are immediately labeled as ex-cons...felons. They can't get a job and have no rights to privacy so they can get a job. Its unfair for a non violent offender (victimless) to be treated as a violent offender,child molester and murderer is treated. They can't get low income housing from federal agencies and cannot get food stamps to feed themselves...then they resort right back to their old way of life. And go right back to jail. And the same government who wouldn't help them is again charging the tax payer for the same person again and again. There should be more support after release to help offenders get on their feet and spend less time trying to lock them back up. The federal system has halfway houses and furnish an "Employment Counselor" but it amazes me the federal government pays someone for that position and the "Employment Counselor" has done no research in the community and CANNOT even direct a person to a company who will even possibly hire a convicted felon. Their only step to help is to hand out an occasional bus pass for offender to use on their job search. An offender without a strong and financially strong family willing to help them they should be expected to return to incarceration. And the police departments know there is a short period of time before they give up doing right and they cannot survive, and they are waiting right there to jump on the wagon and pick them up again and again...It should be noted they seem to think they are doing their job when they don't have to do anything but wait and they know there is not a chance in hell they can make it.
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