Society as a whole expect former inmates to get right back into the swing of things when they are released. Get a job, find housing, not realizing or understand the challenges of prison life a person endure and the difficulties faced in adjusting from the subculture society of prison to rejoining and becoming a productive citizen. Life in prison, in many ways, functions opposite to life on the outside.
Society does not habilitate, or should I say does not openly accept offenders back into the society of the men and women who have never been arrested or sent to prison, their sentence for offenders is life, which gives unequal opportunity and sentiment to those who return.
BPB Floyd House program strives to forge the essential alliance between criminal justice supervision, and other community stakeholders to provide our clients with the resources and guidance necessary to lead productive lives and achieve restoration of citizenship. Providing transitional housing and programs specific to the re-entry of previously incarcerated persons in the community is essential to their success. It not only reduces their chances of going back to prison, but it also reduces the chances them committing further crime.