Good Morning Family,
This is my second blog on my blog site and I have been researching stories about second chances for the felon population. I have read a lot of success stories, but even more stories of failure in society as a felon. The blog site “Do Felons Deserve a Second Chance? is a very good site for people to get information and to vent about their own personal struggles as a felon and while the stories of felons who were lucky enough to be “chosen” there are still millions of others out there that are not lucky enough to be “chosen”. After reading several responses, I ran across this one response that describes what it is really like for a felon in what they call “America, Home of the free, Land of the Brave”. My question today for America is this…Jesus Christ forgives, Why can’t Society Forgive?
“Okay this has to be the most closed minded thing ever read in all of my years of living. Do you really understand how quickly people go back to prison. Just because you have gotten a lucky break in life doesn’t mean it happens to everyone. You are the exception not the rule. I can’t even get into a college because of my criminal background. No flipping burgers or anything. Yes, many people make mistakes in life and should they get a second chance? I believe it’s in America’s best interest to give them a chance. You talked about how much it would cost taxpayers to help transition these guys back into society. Obviously don’t know anything about recidivism. One thing that keeps ex-cons from acting out again is by having a fulfilling job. With that said, in order to house a prisoner it’ll cost about $40,000 a year. So you can house them for a while in hopes that they don’t act out again or you can house them behind bars for a lifetime. Everyone deserves a second chance. The sad part is half of the people that don’t want to give people second chances call themselves followers of Christ.”