Thursday, March 11, 2004

Why Criminals Can't Be Rehabilitated

From the court transcript of one of my clients:
I made a rational decision to not to use drugs any more. I know that's hard for counselors . . . to conceive [but] that's just, that's just the decision I decided to make. It was rational, it was right, it was the thing I needed to do in my life and that's what I done.
Hmmm . . . I know my counselors can't understand it, but I made a rational decision to leave off drugs. Here's a man with a high-school education who knows more about human nature than counselors who have MSWs and PhDs. I wonder how many criminals can't be rehabilitated because, in their own ways, they're natural-born Thomists thrown into a criminal-justice system designed by Fruedians?


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