Some people think certain prisoners should be made to set up unpaid community work, instead of just being put behid the bars. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Incarceration has been one of the effective penalties for convicts for centuries. Some
people
opine that the captives should be made to serve the community in lock-ups rather than just being jailed. I thoroughly support
this
opinion and believe that
this
would instigate more positive outcomes for both the culprits and communities.
Firstly
, if
prisoners
voluntarily serve the local
people
, various neglected communal tasks would be completed. Government servants often ignore multiple public responsibilities because of the lack of time, and unavailability of labour and sources. Take gardening at public places
for example
, which can be done by the convicts free of cost
instead
of hiring the employees, and spending tax money to pay them.
Thus
, taking advantage of the
prisoners
' manpower can be constructive for society as a whole.
Secondly
, keeping the
prisoners
busy for the welfare of the local society can prove to be advantageous for their psychological well-being. A sedentary lifestyle provided in confinement can bring more destructive thoughts in the culprits' minds, and they might start planning criminal activities to implement after being released. Educated
prisoners
,
for instance
, can teach their fellows and deprived children without getting paid, and serve the
people
in the best manners.
This
can make them realize how beneficial it could be to help the locals and receive well wishes from them.
Hence
, I assume
prisoners
should be kept active even during their lock-up periods. To conclude, sentencing criminals to make them work voluntarily for the
people
can be a great initiative by the government.
This
, irrefutably, can bring out positive impacts for the criminals as well as the society, and can
also
bring a sense of responsibility among the formers.
Submitted by Urooj Hayat on

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