ECONOMIC LOSS

Negative Consequences

The prison system drains communities of human capital, deprives families of breadwinners and reduces the number of potential mates (usually for women, and so encourages women to tolerate indignities more readily).

This system also induces virtually fatherless boys to physical aggression. The lists of negative behavior continues, bleakly and relentlessly.

Prison Child Abuse

In violation of the Juvenile Justice System Ordinance (JJSO), children continue to be arrested for petty offences and illegally detained for days and even months.

In the absence of adequate facilities, their exposure to hardened criminals, including jihadists, makes them more likely to embrace crime, including militancy, after they are released than before they are arrested.

This system is counter-productive, a threat to peaceful progress for local citizens and lays the foundation for a new generation of high unemployment, poverty and negative activity.

Cycle Of Poverty

Loss of child support has added misery to the families who are forced to live in absolute poverty with no hope of a better future.

Housing shortages, lack of health facilities, limited access to education and zero training adds fuel to the fire as the cycle of poverty continues to grow.

Children who grow up in poverty, poorly educated and surrounded by criminal activity are more likely to repeat negative behavior themselves.

Poverty & Prisons

Poverty creates prisoners and prisons in turn fuel poverty, not just for individuals but for entire demographic groups.

Once a person has been incarcerated, the experience limits their earning power and their ability to climb out of poverty even decades after their release.

It's a vicious feedback loop that is affecting an ever-greater percentage of the adult population and shredding part of the fabric of 21st-century world society.