Can maximum security prisons properly rehabilitate inmates?

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 3:39PM
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Can maximum security prisons properly rehabilitate inmates?

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 15 Dec 2020, 3:39PM

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released a report after a surprise inspection of the Paremoremo facility, that claims there is a culture of containment, rather than rehabilitation.

Just how we rehabilitate prisoners is the million dollar question. By the time you get to a prison like Paremoremo, is there an ability to change?

Neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis told Kerre McIvor as a society if we punish a person they'll stay a murderer and they'll stay dangerous.

"If we heal that person and grow his brain, he's going to have empathy, a connection to other people, an ability to love and you're going to be safer in your communities."

 

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