As the Harvard Magazine said, more than two-thirds will be re-arrested after they get out and half go right back to prison. Insurance analysts also say that keeping a person in prison is cheaper than letting them run amok in society as it costs us twice as much when they are out destroying property, stealing things and making people's lives Hell because they had their identity stolen, relatives killed or property stolen that is irreplaceable. In short, the people in prison aren't angels who stole a loaf of bread for their families----they are murderers, rapists, thieves and all around incorrigibles. You don't go to jail for nothing and you don't keep going back through the revolving door for not committing crimes. My avice for them is to go straight and become a productive member of society.