We should invest in educational programs that would help inmates prepare for real jobs upon release. The education however must be legitimate and relative to the current job market. Educated inmates will not in and of itself correct this problem. Discrimination runs the risk of derailing any program. Release programs have to work with inmates to achieve independence. I have seen far too many release programs that take advantage of inmates and work them to the benefit of others and not themselves. Inmates should be released when they can find gainful employment and be able to find livable conditions. The only people who should work with these people are the parole officer, caseworker, and career counselor.