Alone to Think: Thoughts about Our Failing Correctional and Criminal Systems and How to Fix Them

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AuthorHouse, Sep 22, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 184 pages
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"Alone to Think" discusses the failures of our current judicial thinking and actions regarding criminals. Our present justice, correctional, and rehabilitation systems are broken as evidenced by the increasing recidivism rates and the continual increase in crime. Today''s correctional facilities are often referred to as graduate schools for prisoners, who become stronger and wiser criminals upon their release into our communities. Our current systems rehabilitate almost no prisoners and do not correct criminal behavior. "Alone to Think" reviews the current problems and offers a workable solution to our correctional and rehabilitation systems.

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About the author (2005)

As a young high school dropout, Alan joined the Marine Corps in June of 1948. After spending time on the island of Guam in the Marine barracks, he made the Inchon landing in the Korean War in September of 1950. He fought proudly with the 1st Marine Division to liberate Seoul, Korea. Following that, he fought the Communist Chinese in the Chosin Reservoir campaign in Northern Korea in November and December of 1950.

After returning to the states, Alan studied and graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Sociology and Psychology. He taught High School for one year, and then decided to go to Medical School.  In 1961 he graduated from Medical School at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Watts relocated to Colorado and was in General Practice of Medicine for 25 years. During that time, he helped run the Emergency Room at St. Anthony''s Hospital in Denver, Colorado — one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the state.

Since his retirement, Dr. Watts is continually reminded that our crime rates are increasing and that we are no longer safe in the U.S.A. Our correctional and justice systems are broken and failing. As a doctor, Alan feels he can help the problem with the principles of Iso-Rehab as explained in "Alone to Think".

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