I saw this interesting article about an acting class in a prison: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35786775
In California, six out of 10 inmates will return to prison within three years of being released. But a drama workshop run in prisons by Hollywood actor Tim Robbins appears to cut this recidivism rate in half - by giving prisoners a chance to explore their emotions, and to gain some control over them.
It seems that there are very few rehabilitation programmes in place in these prisons, but where they do exist they are wildly successful in reducing recidivism.
How do prison systems work where you guys live? What do you think of them?
Some people seem to think that prisons should be about punishment, and dislike the model followed by some Scandinavian countries where prisoners have access to a lot of "luxuries". The argument is that these prisons are aiming to increase rehabilitation, and not simply punish criminals.
What do you think?