AMERICA’S PRISON DELUSION –Why Prison Doesn’t Offer Restoration for Citizens Who Need it Most

To genuinely restore lives within America’s prisons, we must adopt an approach to reform that ends the dehumanization of inmates and embraces the challenges of meeting the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of inmates whose victim status more often than not led to their offender status.

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For decades America’s leaders and law makers have been operating under the delusion that the answer to squashing the escalation of criminal behavior in our culture surrounds harsher punishment, longer sentences, and using approaches to punishment that nurture the broken spirit, and hopeless dispositions of the men and women serving time in our prisons.

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Change Anyone?

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, I’m among a 15 – 20 percent population of people who never returned to prison after being released. My name is Mike Palombi. I am the Author of the award winning memoir, How’s It Feel, Tough Guy? From Prisoner of Pride to Prisoner of Hope, and while I never returned to prison in thirty years, I still can’t get on Angie’s List! Are you kidding me!

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