Prisoner's Arms Resting on Cell BarsSource

Changing the sentencing guidelines only solved part of the problem. What is not being discussed is that while prisons were making cutbacks due to overcrowding prior to the Obama Administrations reforms, the first thing to go were the educational and vocational programs. Those with anger management issues or other issues like illiteracy that plagued them their entire could not receive any help. That resulted in thousands of convicts being released back into society without any marketable skills, along with mental and emotional issues that weren’t resolved. Coupled with the fact that the world has changed dramatically since they were first sent to prison. It is safe to say that many of those released or set to be released are not equipped to function properly in society.