While society at large has social media to thank for new friendships, relationships, insights and perspectives, inmates are doomed to total social exclusion, not only physical but psychological as well. Satisfying inmates’ need to reconnect with friends, family, and society at large plays a huge role in their rehabilitation. Friendship, community, a sense of belonging is what human beings crave for, and prisoners should not be deprived of that. Browse the inmate profiles, read some articles and then see if you can help make someone’s day in prison more bearable.
Prisons are not country clubs and the average prison does not serve simply as a vacation spot for criminals. In fact, life inside is difficult and dangerous. Inmates’ isolation from society might make us sleep better at night, but the truth is that our justice system and sentencing laws need major reform.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison. – Victor Hugo
Education and rehabilitation in prison can change people and save lives. Many inmates never used a smartphone, tablet, or computer yet today’s digital society cannot function without them. Most prisoners will be released into a foreign digital world, a world that has changed by leaps and bounds in the years they spent ‘inside’, and the prison system does nothing to prepare them for that. Would you help someone in prison understand the new world we live in?
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