How to Straighten Out Ex-Cons

“The facilitator wasn’t giving up on her blame-the-white-Republicans theme, however. ‘But why should we have to go to prison to get help?’ she asked petulantly. The sex convict stood his ground. ‘I was one of those that got rescued,’ he replied. ‘I was raised twisted: raping women, stealing?that was normal. I had to go to prison to educate myself. I needed that, because my decisions are not always the right decisions.’ | I heard this honest self-appraisal again and again, suggesting that the biggest risk in some prison programs is that the offenders will absorb the worldview of the providers.” Heather MacDonald

How to Straighten Out Ex-ConsCity Journal)

A provocative essay that challenges views widely promoted in the media and widely believed by the public.