Well, not only is it a positive outlet that allows a guy some meaning and purpose to all of this, but it is the holy grail for reducing recidivism.
Why should the public care if inmates get a college degree? Aren’t they in prison to be punnished? The answer to that is I believe that being in prison is my punnishment, but not a place of constant eternal hell fire, or continued restriction, repression and perpetual failure. How are men to become reformed if there aren’t any positve outlets or paths for success.
I recently wrote to PSF (prison scholarship fund) to try and get my education under way. The only thing standing in my way of a degree is the financial situation.
I choose not to sit idley on my hands and wait for the calendar pages to turn, but to be proactive and take control of my future.