8-3 discussion: societal re-entry | Criminal homework help

According to Couloute (2018), “Before formerly incarcerated people can address health problems, find stable jobs, or learn new skills, they need a place to live.” Is it the responsibility of the criminal justice system to help them do these things? Take a position. Do you believe the criminal justice system (including its laws) has a responsibility to help formerly incarcerated people?

First, in your initial post, title your post “The criminal justice system DOES have a responsibility” or “The criminal justice system DOES NOT have a responsibility.”

Then, using the resources in this module, discuss whether you think the criminal justice system has a responsibility to help formerly incarcerated people become successful members of society. If not, whose responsibility is it? If so, whose specific responsibility is it in the criminal justice system? Include a rationale to support your explanation.

Identify two posts by your peers that you might disagree with and respond to them. For each of your two peer responses, be sure to:

  • Include an explanation of why you disagree with their initial post (Use respectful language to politely disagree.)
  • Include at least three questions to get more information about your peer’s initial post and further their thinking on the topic


Couloute, L. (2018). Nowhere to go: Homelessness among formerly incarcerated people. Prison Policy Initiative. Retrieved from https://www.prisonpolicy.org/reports/housing.html

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric document.