Inspiring incarceration

My novel, Hit and Run, features a multiple murderer who becomes a good person. This was because he decided to model on a few wonderful people, just like I did as a teenager. At 13 years of age, I was a potential murderer (of my stepfather only, but one is enough). By 15, I wanted to be like my school principal.

A very early step in the transformation of Hit and Run’s hero was that he developed a love of learning. He said, “All the time with nothing to do, so I learn, and y’know, it’s fun. I never thought learning could be fun. And it’s, like, each time you go through a door, you see a dozen other doors and each one leads to a dozen other doors.”

Please read this inspiring report in The Conversation. Criminals who earned a holiday in a maximum-security prison changed to a good path through study. About half of criminals released from jail soon end up back there. Not so these sequestered scholars.

Vicious punishment increases the viciousness of all those involved. Compassionate guidance is the way to change the world.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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1 Response to Inspiring incarceration

  1. Carolyn Howard-Johnson says:

    Wow! Powerful. Gratitude!

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