Faith Inspirational Church hosting ex-felon re-integration seminar
The Compton seminar will occur every Wednesday beginning Sept. 27, 2017, through Dec. 13, 2017
Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church Compton. Photo: Google
12-week seminar to assist formerly incarcerated with re-entry
COMPTON — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the Compton Sheriff’s sub-station in conjunction with Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church will host a 12-week seminar to assist individuals with re-entry into society.
Topics to be covered are Leadership, Relationship, Parenting, and Employment.
The Compton seminar will occur every Wednesday beginning Sept. 27, 2017, through Dec. 13, 2017, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Faith Inspirational Church, 357 E. Palmer Street, Compton [MAP].
For more information, or to register, contact Marlo Morgan at (310) 948-7629 or Deputy Owens at (310) 605-6542.
Learning skills to reduce recidivism
The effect of incarceration on former prisoners has been a very common topic of discussion for many years. In most cases, it is widely believed that many prisoners will become victims of recidivism and find themselves right back where they started, in jail. According to an April 2011 report by the Pew Center on the States, the average national recidivism rate for paroled prisoners is 43 percent.
But according to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) about 68 percent of 405,000 prisoners released in 30 states in 2005 were arrested for a new crime within three years of their release from prison, and 77 percent were arrested within five years.
In recent history, the rate of incarceration in the U.S. has increased dramatically, resulting in prisons being filled to capacity with bad conditions and environments for inmates. In many prisons, crime continues inside the prison walls. Gangs exist and flourish on the inside, often with many key tactical decisions being made by leaders who are in jail.
While the U.S. justice system has traditionally focused its efforts at the front end of the system, by locking up people, it has not exerted an equal effort at the tail end of the system: Decreasing the likelihood of new offenses among formerly incarcerated individuals — a significant issue because 95 percent of prisoners will be released back into the community at some point.