Adam Ruins Everything – Why Prison Education is Largely a Myth

Adam Ruins Everything – Why Prison Education is Largely a Myth

It’s been years since the fantasy of prison education in the United States was a reality.

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Adam Ruins Everything – Why Prison Education is Largely a Myth

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20 Responses

  1. Ornithology says:

    I’m not going to say first

  2. Toph says:

    Did she get arrested for all those drugs?

  3. ladyunicornejg says:

    Yeah our whole prison system and more broadly the criminal justice system
    needs to change and even more. It may be serving the “purpose” many people
    want of punishing the “bad people” who commit crimes, but it’s creating
    massive problems at the same time. We have a high recidivism rate, more
    people locked up than anywhere else in the world, ridiculous costs, and
    basically nothing help for people that wind up so desperate as to commit
    crimes (MANY of which just chose to put an “illegal substance” into their
    body, but we’re caught while they still had it).

  4. Jacob Staten says:

    Just make minor stuff a fine instead of jail time, make nonviolent crimes
    the same, send people to rehab instead, and make the violent ones do menial
    Jobs

  5. Todd Zimmerman says:

    thats because in the USA prison systems are a business. If they dont get
    ppl back in they wont make any money. Its a little different in Canada
    thankfully but not much :(

  6. Nathan Mabie says:

    Criminal Justice major reporting in, system is broken af fam.

  7. rutger5000 says:

    It’s the logical result from a privatized prison system. There’s an easy
    way to fix this. Pay the prisons only for the years the prisoners don’t
    fall back in crime after release.

  8. TickedOff Priest says:

    If the peasants stay in prison, they will not protest your authority on the
    streets.

  9. 777scubadiver says:

    Privatized, corporate-run prisons want to increase recidivism. It’s great
    for the bottom-line. I’ve read corporate reports that brag about the high
    rate of returnees to guarantee high profits.

  10. FoodLiquorCool says:

    Looking for incoming “they shoulda thought of that before they committed
    crimes; my tax dollars shouldn’t be educating criminals” comments

  11. Goodbrew84 says:

    I work at a prison and this isn’t true at all. Oh wait… I’m in Canada.

  12. howlbigbadwolf says:

    prisons are just like any other business, they can’t function without
    revolving customers.

  13. starrychloe says:

    So just get rid of dumb laws like prohibition. Don’t throw money at a
    problem that shouldn’t exist in the first place.

  14. Nigel Cooper says:

    Prisons are for punishment, corrections, and deterrence. The corrections
    part is often ignored.

  15. Travis Eltork says:

    It pisses me off that this show is underrated.

  16. Tunago says:

    Hey Adam, Ruin the death penalty!

  17. Hairysteed says:

    America – land of the free! :P

  18. Chris Read says:

    Problem number 74 with America.

  19. Trey Lower says:

    But… Prison Architect!

  20. Alice Nguyen says:

    The more i learn about America the more sad i get