Often, people leaving prisons after they’re released find life too difficult. This causes them to go back to their crime life and be arrested again (recidivism). Trump claims his Bully Pulpit will fix that.
Donald Trump’s White House Deploys ‘Bully Pulpit’
President Trump deployed a bully pulpit which will help in turning released prisoners’ lives around. To those leaving prisons, this is an opportunity for their second chances.
On behalf of different constituencies, the White House deployed Bully Pulpit. This is to aid people who struggle with their lives when they leave prisons after releases.
Trump Does His Part to Break the Cycle of Recidivism in the US
President Trump, with elected officials and policymakers met to discuss this issue. Trump wants to break the cycle of recidivism in America.
According to Justice Department, statistics show that of the 650,000 inmates who leave corrections facilities each year, about 2/3 return to prisons within three years of their release.
It is disturbing to the local communities, the states and the country as a whole. President Trump intends to curb recidivism so that the all of America remains safe.
Curbing Recidivism: Barack Obama VS Donald Trump
Former President Barack Obama aimed at reshaping the kind of punishment drug criminals goes through and the conditions behind bars. On the other hand, Trump is focusing on more on the following for both prisoners and those who leave prisons:
- Job training
- Mentoring sessions
Mark Holden, who is the current chairman of conservative Freedom Partners, observed passion in Donald Trump’s involvement in the meeting. This gave him a sense of optimism on prisoners who are to leave the prison gates.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a possible obstacle on the matters to lessen punishment on drug offenders. He directs prosecutors charge offenders with the most serious charges provable in court.
Sessions also noted that he would make use of private prisons. This is completely different from the ideas of he Barack Obama administration. All eyes will be on the White House as Trump makes effort to fight recidivism in America.