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Your nearest prison asks for volunteers to teach illiterate inmates one-on-one to read. Would you be up for it?

flaca BN-0 2012/04/03 21:05:00
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  • Bozette 2012/04/03 21:56:51
    Yes
    Bozette
    +6
    Definitely. Considering that most of the inmates will be released at some point in time, I would prefer they have some means of becoming productive members of society upon release and would be happy to do something to help them achieve that goal.

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  • paul 2012/04/08 03:46:46
    Yes
    paul
    +1
    Education could have kept some of these people from ending up in prison in the first place......I'm all for it! gangstas
  • Adeline Cooper 2012/04/07 17:01:04
    Yes
    Adeline Cooper
    +1
    Why not?
  • compufreek 2012/04/06 17:54:13
    Yes
    compufreek
    +1
    I use to work in a prison!
  • Just MEH....Piwan 2012/04/06 15:10:08
    Yes
    Just MEH....Piwan
    Might be interested..but NOT a murderer, wouldn't want to help one of those!
  • Natasha 2012/04/06 02:24:12
    Yes
    Natasha
    Sure!! unless or until, they decid to stir-fry me, then I am definatly OUT!!!!!
  • firelooker 2012/04/06 00:04:05
    No
    firelooker
    Not unless they paid for my gas1 The nearest prison is 70 miles away.
  • Get Bashed 2012/04/05 22:38:12
    Yes
    Get Bashed
    +1
    I try to share any knowledge I pick up in life!
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/05 18:58:47
    Yes
    Margaret Jacobson
    +1
    YES, I live in baltimore md, they have a problem, kids that drop out of school, fall into the "school to jail pipeline". It has to end somewhere!! In prisons the government "cut all pell grants" to those that are serving time!! The uneducated DO NOT GET JOBS THAT PAY WELL TO SUPPORT THEMSELVES!!! Educate them, when they are released hopefully they can get some type of meaningful employment, maybe get MORE education.
  • Watts 2012/04/05 13:17:08
    Yes
    Watts
    +1
    I'd do it, ok, I'm lucky enough that I can read & write, but I have been inside for not paying my taxes on time, I have also served time for self defense, I leave it to you to decide whether I'm a bad person or not, but I believe that everyone should have aa second chance in this life, if they are a serious offender, rapist, murderer, habitual abuser, that's different, but I saw people who were locked up for stupid things alike to late payment of taxes, even someone who attacked someone that got away with raping his 3 year old daughter because, as the judge put it, the little girl was flirting? in my opinion, the judge should have been locked up too, but there are good & bad in prison, but people are too quick to judge everyone behind bars as bad, evil people.
  • baboula 2012/04/05 12:53:44
    Yes
    baboula
    +1
    why not? The more fully prepared for the outside world, the less likely they are to become a recidivism statistic (repeat offender).
  • Knot_Rich 2012/04/04 18:03:51
    Yes
    Knot_Rich
    +1
    Why not? If a prisioner is willing to put forth the effort to learn to read and change his/her life, why not help them? You could be the one to make a positive difference in their lives, a truly worthy life achievement.
  • Lonna121593 2012/04/04 17:54:53
    Yes
    Lonna121593
    +1
    i like to live dangerously! lol jk but i dont mind teachin ppl to read. ill just be careful about correcting them lol :)
  • hari 2012/04/04 17:24:58
    No
    hari
    some how i am allergic to prisons
  • jackie 2012/04/04 16:38:55
    Undecided
    jackie
    Maybe
  • Arjuna 2012/04/04 16:09:32
    Yes
    Arjuna
    +1
    Already done that. The results? very skewed towards the negative impact side. Perhaps it was me but I don't think so.
  • Metaldane 2012/04/04 16:01:42
    Yes
    Metaldane
    +2
    Definitely I love to teach and I've been in prisons before and they're not scary or anything if you don't act like your a wuss ( as a visitor not a prisoner... Yet lol)
  • keirom 2012/04/04 15:36:20
    Yes
    keirom
    +2
    if they'd be willing to listen and of course learn :)
  • Arjuna keirom 2012/04/04 16:10:28
    Arjuna
    +1
    The willingness is *the* big barrier...
  • Barbara 2012/04/04 15:08:27
    Yes
    Barbara
    +1
    I'd be more than happy to do that and would hope I could instill in whomever I'm teaching, a real love of the printed word. It can change your life!
  • Mog of War 2012/04/04 14:47:29
    Undecided
    Mog of War
    I'm sure there's plenty of teachers in jail.
  • Mog of War Mog of War 2012/04/04 14:49:00
    Mog of War
    +1
    On a less sarcastic note, this is interesting. This isn't something I wouldn't do, but I am not sure I'll have the opportunity.
  • ready46xwu 2012/04/04 14:46:50
    Yes
    ready46xwu
    +2
    ABSOLUTELY!
    If U can't/won't HELP another person!
    what is ur purpose in life~
    except 'self-indulgence!
  • Reichstolz 2012/04/04 14:23:49
    No
    Reichstolz
    I would be glad to teach them after their sentence is done. They committed a crime, they should not be rewarded while serving their debt to society.
  • MR. 2012/04/04 14:12:07
    Yes
    MR.
    +1
    DICK AND JANE BOOKS (That's how to learn to read!)
  • Seonag 2012/04/04 14:10:40
    Yes
    Seonag
    +3
    And have in the past - helping inmate earn their GED.
  • flaca BN-0 Seonag 2012/04/04 22:11:15
  • Lord Claremorris 2012/04/04 13:56:47
    Yes
    Lord Claremorris
    +3
    Sure. I'd teach them a lot more than that. I've always held the ideal of Wilhelm von Humbolt as my ideal "to instill a love of learning in young Germans (people in general for me) for learning's sake." Anybody that I can get to love learning just to learn is a victory for me, too many people learn for the wrong reasons, to earn degrees to make money, and they don't contribute anything to their fields. They just get the bare minimum down pat. I have no minimum, my minimum is anything and everything I can learn before I die.
  • fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust" 2012/04/04 13:54:47
    Yes
    fuzzy Ken "In G*d We Trust"
    +1
    Absolutely!
    I currently go to a mental hospital and a detox unit regularly to help alcoholics and the cross addicted.
  • Tasine 2012/04/04 13:40:09
    Yes
    Tasine
    +2
    Sure. It is unbelievable there are adults in America today who cannot read, but it's obviously true. I'd teach as long as they actually tried.
  • wtw 2012/04/04 13:29:22
    Yes
    wtw
    +3
    I did volunteer in prison before!
  • millermedia 2012/04/04 13:25:09 (edited)
    Yes
    millermedia
    +2
    Wow. I spent about 15 minutes going through all of the answers BEFORE I commented.

    I am a proud conservative and I noticed that the vast majority of people who answered yes, I am already friends with. The vast majority of people who said no are not friends with me (who are mostly liberals and agnostics according to their bio). My point is that most conservatives care about their fellow man much more than do some liberals. The liberals only seem to care about their fellow man's "rights" more than they seem to care about the individual themselves, and also want to support their fellow man with someone else's money. Most conservatives are usually the ones who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get dirty and spend their OWN money.
  • Jane millerm... 2012/04/05 22:10:16
    Jane
    My son is teaching prisoners to read and he is a left wing atheist. Just so you know, me I won't for a couple of reasons, for one thing I can't teach, just not my talent.
  • millerm... Jane 2012/04/08 03:31:35
    millermedia
    I did not say ALL liberals, just most.
  • Jane millerm... 2012/04/08 20:33:22
    Jane
    Well I believe the opposite is true.
  • millerm... Jane 2012/04/09 15:22:43
    millermedia
    So few words with so little meaning. What are you talking about?
  • Jane millerm... 2012/04/10 07:10:54
    Jane
    You say conservatives care about their fellow man and liberals do not, that has not been my experience here in Texas.
  • millerm... Jane 2012/04/11 01:59:36
    millermedia
    Once again, Jane, I did not say ALL.......I said MANY. Besides, there is a difference between a liberal Democrat and a registered Democrat. In my experience I know there is common sense among registered Democrats. It is the liberal ones that I fear.
  • Jane millerm... 2012/04/05 22:24:55
    Jane
    Most of the men in my sons class don't want to be there. Just how many liberals and agnostics was that?
  • millerm... Jane 2012/04/08 03:33:04
    millermedia
    I was not talking about the people in prison, just the volunteers from the outside.
  • Jane millerm... 2012/04/08 20:34:43
    Jane
    Funny
    How many liberals did you count that said No?

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