I have a dream. It is far fetched and totally possible. If only, I had enough money. Will you fund me?
I have always been intrigued by the idea of a non profit company. An industry that does good without relying on outside sources of money. Studying criminology has only strengthened this aspiration. And now, it has more form and shape than ever. (Of course, there is still a long way to go)
The idea is to start a prison industry. No, that is not a place where prisons are manufactured. Rather, an industry that functions within the prison. Yes, there are already many of those already. But this goes one step further. Not only, are they trained and given employment within the prison but when they get out, a similar set up outside gives them the same job for a period of a year. They are given accommodation and a job. It will function as a half way house. They have training, they have a job for a year.
Once the year is up, they are "let go" into the world with a letter of recommendation and experience. They are ready to fight this cruel world.
What this industry will do is a big question and that is yet to be answered. But if I have so come so far with this, I hope I will go all the way....
What do you think?