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edited July 2004 in Discussions
A business idea
- More than two million men and women are behind bars in the United States.
- 70% of released prisoners are back in jail within 5 years.
- It is nearly impossible to find gainful employment with a significant criminal record.
Consider a business that offers the following: People newly released from jail will be given the option of paying a small monthly fee to a recidivism insurance company. In exchange for which, the insurance company would agree to assume liability for any damages that result from hiring the person.
Do you think this would be viable as a business, and do you think it would provide a significant benefit to society? Discuss.
(optional addition: prisoners released on good behavior could have their monthly payments subsidized by the government.)