I have zero issues with such a person getting some type of real life skill training on his first offense/incarceration.
I do have an issue though with that individual re-offending and returning to prison and going to college free of charge and earning numerous degrees as they did in the nineties in Illinois. Since then Illinois has past legislation preventing this. I believe that in the lower security institutions that an offender can receive HVAC, auto mechanics and other vocational styles of training.
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~ Roger Ryan