Dear Friend,What draws you to the fieldof corrections? Perhaps youknow a neighbor, friend, orfamily member that spenttime in a local jail or prison.Maybe, you are a correctionalprofessional, or student.After you read these pagesand visit the webpage,www.kagl.info , you will wantto know how to bringfreedom to communitieswhen offenders return home.
We invite you to join inrevitalizing communities 13!We have friends that proclaimtrue freedom for offenders thatare released from Americanprisons (jails) who have facehigh return-to-custody rates ashigh as 80%. Eight of tenoffenders will fail parole within12 to 36 months of releasefrom the facility.We have taken a deeper lookinto corrections’ performanceand through an Eleuthera lens.
I Never Want to take freedom for Granted!How can Eleuthera help offenders? In part, it is a frameworkfor those with a stake in our community. The principlesoffered in the Chains of Eleuthera Model have beenconfirmed through experiences; the author has seen first-hand improvements in criminals incarcerated, andsubsequently reintegrated back into society. You may notrealize that by joining the Eleuthera Movement, we can trulywork toward freedom in corrections and revitalize ourcommunity. But, why do we want to change corrections? Oneexon proclaimed gratitude at being released from prison andwith literacy, work and family skills to remain a social asset.
Chains of Eleuthera Is BornA few years ago we noted the failures of the Americancorrectional system. We were curious that a multibilliondollar prison-industrial complex that requirescorrections officers, wardens, ancillary staff as well asmanagers supervising public-private partnerships forfood, work and education services, faced challengesoperating efficiently.Without realizing it, our thoughts on corrections’performance jotted down on napkins and note padswere translated into our perspective of penal systems.We can say that the conceptualization of Eleuthera isguided by the “what works” evidence that theCanadians, notably Dr. Paul Gendreau, had shareddecades ago.