By Veronica Compton Wallace
Serving a truly lengthy felony sentence, Compton-Wallace has skilled the superior and worst of correctional conception and perform. during this learn, she relates heart-rending pictures of lives in disarray and describes courses which have been winning in generating rehabilitation. In consuming the Ashes, Ms. Compton-Wallace presents a short heritage of the shift in penal idea, from "treatment" to "punishment," up to now few a long time and offers anecdotal illustrations of the consequences that shift has made. She describes courses that experience confirmed profitable within the recovery or rehabilitation of criminals. She relates a few of the painstaking attempt it took for her to earn the proper to be a operating a part of such courses; she offers case reviews of alternative profitable examples, and offers credits to people who supplied the counseling. unfortunately, such courses at the moment are more and more scarce or nonexistent.
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