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True criminal justice reform requires family support

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

The technology utilized by Flikshop isn’t complex but the idea behind it is genius. Upon reentering society, [incarcerated people] face a host of legal barriers and social stigmas that can prevent them from finding employment. They will need and rely on their families more than ever before. But if family relations atrophy through a lack of communication and contact, [our incarcerated neighbors] won’t have the robust family support to fall back on when they get released. And that lack of support can easily lead [formerly incarcerated people] back to crime.

What’s more, contact from loved ones and family members can inspire [those currently incarcerated] to live differently while in prison. [Incarcerated loved ones] who feel encouraged and uplifted by their families might be more likely to stay out of trouble while behind bars and may have a stronger motivation to improve themselves in preparation for their life after prison. They may even feel driven to participate in the work training and entrepreneurship programs that prisons can offer.

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