Thursday, November 17, 2011

Real Freedom for former convicts.

Society is filled with Good & Evil beings.If evils, even very few in number could be turned good; can be a real asset for all of us.Freedom is really a very complex word, definition of freedom varies to different individuals.People who are free(who are not kept behind the iron cells) like us takes freedom for granted.My main motto of writing this post is inspired by Hindustan Time's article "HIRE UP" it was pertaining to job security for former prisoners.

Let me give you fantastic insights regarding it,which is fantastic and could bring drastic change in former convicts.Recently tihar jail organized placement  activities for prisoners who showed commendable behavior.100 prisoners,who are about to set free are found eligible for it.Its a tremendous effort to give them a second chance.These small acts act as a good signs for society because chances are that these former convicts(some of them are not even serious offenders and some of them even didn't committed any offenses) will not again indulge in wrongful deeds.

Number of companies even showed interest in hiring them.Sir Richard Branson(founder of virgin group) in Britain  even made the policy of hiring ex-convicts.Our society(even developed nations) perceives ex-criminals as not fit for jobs and it gives reason to ex-criminals to follow again on former tracks.There was a time in USA when gangsters were treated as Celebrities(watch johny depps's public enemies and recently released J. edgar starring Leonardo-di-caprio based upon true stories)Crime pays but in short term but if these demons are glamorized,things start taking ugly turn which already happened in USA,RUSSIA(formerly USSR).

I wish other jails(prisons) start doing placement activities for convicts,at least it can make a little mental change in convicts to follow right paths.As terrorists are brain washed for doing heinous things.Can't we follow these techniques to brain feed them that 'You got the second chance,make it better this time'
 

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