I think granting a criminal a life
after prison is the right thing to do.
Some crimes do not require life imprisonment. These criminals should be released and given
a second chance after they have served their entire sentence. I believe that these criminals should also be
able to earn college degrees while incarcerated so that they can have a better
chance to succeed when they are released.
It depends on the crime, of course, but there are so many things which are technically crimes in this country that are not inherently bad acts. For example, if someone is sentenced to a year in prison for marijuana possession, a non-violent crime which hurts absolutely nobody, preventing that person from assimilating into society after the conviction is even more morally depraved then putting them in a cage in the first place.
In this life you only get one chance to try to be something. If you mess it up and commit a crime that is nobody but their faults. If you give good opportunities to people after prison then you are only inspiring more people. This is why they do not deserve another chance.
You have one chance at life and if they have messed it up then it is their fault and should receive life long punishment for it. No matter the crime. If you give them the best opportunities after it will only inspire more people to become criminals and be set in that way.