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‘Good-looking’ inmate now in hot soup

After photographs of a good-looking inmate appearing slick and cool in his prison uniform went viral, the good-looking inmate has been a topic of conversation on many social media platforms.

The authorities at the St. Albans correctional facility claim that they were able to grab a telephone that was being used by an inmate to upload a picture of himself to a website that provides entertainment.

‘Good-looking’ inmate now in hot soup

The Division of Correctional Services (DCS) announced on Tuesday that it had confiscated a cellphone that was believed to have been used by a detainee to upload his photograph to a website that provides web-based entertainment.

“The recognized detainee is incarcerated at St Albans remedial office in the Eastern Cape, and he has been moved to an exceptional consideration unit for the reasons for an examination and will be officially charged,” said the division representative Singabakho Nxumalo. “The reasons for the examination and will be officially charged,” said the division representative.

‘Good-looking’ inmate now in hot soup

According to Nxumalo, cellphones are considered to be contraband at treatment facilities, and he stated that using one constitutes a criminal offense.

As this goes against the DCS’s policies, the aforementioned detainee will be subject to further penalties for wearing [his] guilty party outfit.

“DCS is really upset by the way in which this situation has been handled, and there will be areas of strength for both the process and the results,” Nxumalo added.

The alluring appearance of the guy detainee who remains anonymous has caused online users to become weak in the knees.

His striking appearance and impeccable taste in clothing caused him to swiftly amass thousands of likes and comments from lustful ladies.

People on social media couldn’t get enough of him. They are unable to fathom how such a “handsome” man should end up behind bars. They made the mocking assertion that his sole fault is that he is adorable and a threat to the fashion industry.

People on Twitter asserted that he should be set free because they believe he did nothing wrong. People on Twitter stated that the only reason he is currently serving time behind bars is because he was falsely accused.

@boobsandbeauty4: This man was falsely accused, arrested, and convicted. The CIA was actually the one who set him up.
@sogoni babalwa

I beg you to kindly provide me with his contact information. I want to make sure he is aware that you all want to report him.

On the other hand, a number of internet users were blown away by his impeccable taste in clothing. People on Twitter began to wonder where he had obtained such a magnificent prison garb. It was discovered that the inmates are provided with ordinary clothing of a basic type, which they then alter and refashion to suit their preferences.

In South Africa, former inmates should be given the opportunity to work as prison wardens. This is why:

The global trend in the correctional industry to hire former inmates or ex-offenders as prison wardens is one that the Department of Correctional Services in South Africa may learn from and incorporate into its operations for the better. Because of the recent reductions in the department’s funding, this proposal is gaining popularity. It has notified lawmakers that its mandate of providing rehabilitation could be significantly impacted as a result of the fact that many positions in prisons will remain unfilled.

The United States Department of Correctional Services has been having trouble dealing with a severe lack of staff as well as rising levels of violence in the nation’s correctional facilities. This is in light of the unsustainable rates of recidivism and the limited opportunities for rehabilitation. It’s a circular problem.
The way in which society treats former inmates, such as by giving them with opportunities to fulfill fundamental human needs like finding work, is one method to disrupt the loops that keep people going back to prison.

A society that encourages public humiliation

John Braithwaite, who is known for being one of the most recognized criminologists in the West, observed that different cultures have distinct ways of making ex-convicts feel ashamed of themselves. People who fall within this category are frequently stigmatized and categorized in nations such as the United States and South Africa.

They are driven into the arms of criminal subcultures because they are pushed to the fringes of society, which prevents them from being able to integrate back into the mainstream and drives them there. On the other hand, civilizations such as those that were prevalent in China in the late 1900s and in Japan have traditionally been more likely to support reintegration into society. They have accomplished this by emphasizing what other individuals, even the reformed criminals, have in common with the ex-offenders: a shared ethical outlook.

A high prevalence of recidivism or repeat offenses is characteristic of societies that practice stigmatization and shame. In the United States, the rate is 66%. In South Africa, where it is more difficult to assess, the percentage is probably between between 86% and 94%. The recidivism rate in China around the turn of the century was between 6 and 8 percent, which is low for a culture that practices integral shame.

When it comes to the administration of prisons, employing formerly convicted people as prison wardens does more than just give such individuals an opportunity to earn a living. In addition to this, it offers those who are incarcerated access to constructive role models with whom they may relate on a personal level due to their shared experiences and similar life trajectories. This is an extremely helpful point of departure for integrative and constructive reprimand.

In a recent paper, I advocated that South Africa should explore applying this fruitful international approach, along with a number of other potential solutions.

The evidence gathered from other nations

After their release from jail, former inmates who have demonstrated positive behavior are being considered for employment in thirty states around the United States. According to publications such as this one that were produced by the Marshall Project: “The evidence from China and a great number of US states shows that it works.”

It is not always possible to trace the number of (former offenders) that individual states have welcomed aboard. However, some organizations are starting to formalize their programs with the explicit goal of reducing the stigma that can follow former inmates as they look for work. This can be a challenge for these individuals.

After the communist takeover in 1949 and Mao Zedong’s famous exhortation that 95% of all offenders might be successfully remolded into productive, law-abiding citizens, the practice was first implemented in China. According to the interpretations of various academics, it is predicated on “the idea of ganhua (face), which requires a cadre-model to imitate.” Re-integrative shaming requires that the reprimand come from a person who the detainee holds in high regard; this figure is referred to as the cadre model. This is done so that there can be a shared ethical perspective.

Officials from the United States Department of Justice have provided the following explanation for the warden initiative:

When we went out each day to speak with members of the business community and ask them to hire our parolees, we were well aware that it would be hypocritical of us not to follow our own advice and employ some of them.
Advantages for the Republic of South Africa

In South Africa, there is a tradition of harshly stigmatizing and shaming people who have previously been convicted of a crime. This indicates that there are substantial levels of stigma, prejudice, and marginalization that follow former inmates after they leave jail. Previous research has even advocated for this behavior to be classified as a form of hate crime in its own right. Additionally, the country has crime and recidivism rates that are unsustainable.

According to the findings of my research, the country as a whole stands to gain in three significant ways if former inmates are hired to work in correctional facilities.

To begin, research conducted across the globe has demonstrated that employing successful reformed criminals as correctional facility wardens has resulted in improved overall service delivery. This is measured, among other things, by the quality of connections that exist between offenders and their fellow inmates.

By gaining an understanding of the backgrounds of other offenders, positive feedback loops can be created. Serving offenders are more likely to respect and listen to model ex-offender wardens because they are thought of as “insiders” whose experience helps them understand the pain and challenges of prisoners. This makes it more likely that serving offenders will respect and listen to model ex-offender wardens.

The high levels of violence and discontentment in South African jails could be favourably reduced by model offenders guiding inmates, which brings up the second point. The experience gained on a global scale seems to point in this direction.

Thirdly, the most difficult obstacle that formerly incarcerated people have is finding employment, which is especially difficult in an environment that perpetuates stigma and following an epidemic that wreaks havoc on the economy. Ex-offenders who have demonstrated positive behavior would have a good chance of getting hired for this position, which is an opportunity for which they are, assuming they are able to fulfill the prerequisites, an excellent fit.

When deciding whether or not to hire former inmates as wardens, the South African Department of Correctional Services would be well to take into account the experience gained elsewhere in the world. The next step is to do a test run.

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