Monday, July 16, 2007

Tackling Crime in Southern Italy

You know, so much money is spent warehousing prisoners, and such a high ratio of prisons return to the streets and commit crimes again. If we could put some effective rehab into prisons it would not only save the lives of the prisoners (and all their victims) but think of how much money could be put into programs to improve our communities, give incentives to people to start new businesses, build parks, protect the environment and improve education!

I just found an interesting story about the Scientology Cavalcade in Bari, Italy which is what got me thinking about this.

Apparently this city is infamous for the amount of crime in the city. A survey was published on June 26th that found that 60% of the people of Bari wouldn't have any problem moving away from the city. I think that's pretty significant, because the Italians I know seem to be about their home towns.

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers European Cavalcade are working with police in the city to help with this problem.

It makes sense to me.

A few years ago I spoke with a Scientologist who did volunteer work with young offenders, using some of the materials from the Scientology Handbook. She was so pumped about how well the kids she was working with were doing. So I think this is a terrific idea.

"Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make your tomorrow." — Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard

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