PRISONERS
READ TO GET RELEASED
In
the prison yard, we can say that there are inmates who probably didn’t commit
the offense alleged them. This we can categorically say about the Nigerian
Prison of today.
But
do you know that in Brazil, prisoners now have their freedom in the palm of
their hands? Oh yes!
Brazil
has inculcated reading for reduction of jail terms.
This
is how it works, for every book a prisoner reads, they must write a report on
the book they’ve read and submit. Once the report is assessed by a panel and
approved, the prisoner gets 4days off their jail term.

This
is a way of rehabilitation of inmate in order to become more responsible
individual once their orientation is changed and released into the society yet
again.
Since
this initiative, there has been about 30% reduction in criminal lapses in
Brazil.
Believe
me, there is no way you’ll read a book and at the same time write a review or
report about the book that the teachings of such books will not stick to your
understanding. Though there is a barrier to this initiative, LITERACY. Yes of
course, it’s when you know how to read and write that you can enjoy this
privilege. But I want to believe that Brazil would have an alternative to
reading and writing in order to cater for the illiterates (those who can’t read
and write) to benefit from this initiative too.
I
advocate that this kind of initiative be adopted in Nigeria. It might not be
reading and writing, it might be something else, worthwhile. Aside the fact
that it reduces prisoners jail term, it has a positive impact on the
psychological state of such inmates. And it serves a small but germane
corrective measures, most especially for juvenile delinquency.

Source: Mccollybright.blogspot.com.ng





About The Author: Adeshile Adekolajo



Adeshile
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