Phoenix, born of the streets and spirit to all, sends her greetings. Senseless waste, as if you can disregard the meaning of life, is how others perceive the felon, unworthy of being even recycled. OK, a quick story: When I was going to school and being tested I needed a #2 pencil and all the answers to the questions. Now, today when being tested, you need a computer which has all the answers. Your test is knowing the right question. I might suggest that you let go of yesterday's pencil when dealing with how to reintegrate felons back into the community. For example, educate the community which spawns the felon and allows its inhabitants access to equal opportunities of all the assets at hand, the opportunities you keep for yourself and relatives, the opportunities that are marked for the special elite in society. Give up the Christan theology of how to do it their way. Accept the fact that the 'elite' who denied the community and its inhabitants the opportunities to thrive are the parents of the problem. Yes! the christian 'elite' and its control on assets and therefore resources created the felon.You become a felon when you fail to support yourself because you infringed upon assets that were not available to you, like food. Yes, food of the mind, opportunities that will allow the brain's pathway to form. Key to this is cortex, the mind's environment, a place to "free the self of old assumptions, to discern previously unseen patterns and to dare, come taste, tap, toy with and discover that which is ours yet your alone." All children need to come from the same whole and not differentiated through dysfunctional hermeneutics grounded in class of 'elites.'