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Parity Survey

1)  Current policies often result in ‘Social Exclusion’ for ex-offenders, which can take many forms including restricting an individual from voting, owning a business, having access to publicly funded education & healthcare, and having equal access to employment opportunities. Do you agree that individuals should be ‘socially excluded’ after having been convicted and fully serving their sentence?

Circle your answer. Fully Agree | Mostly Agree | Mostly Disagree | Fully Disagree

 

2)  In your opinion what purpose should post release policies (i.e. probation; parole) serve?

Circle all that apply – underline most important.   Retribution (payback) | Rehabilitation | Prevention

 

3)  Do you agree that ex-offenders deserve to be limited to low income earning potential and the effect it has on their family & community is the price they deserve for committing a crime?

Circle your answer. Yes | Mostly Yes | Mostly No | Fully No

 

4)  Ex-offenders have to simultaneously find work, pay child support, and avoid situations that would make them vulnerable to re-arrest and remain healthy. Do you agree that quickly finding stable housing is essential to their being able to meet family & civil obligations, and avoid crime?

Circle your answer.  Fully Agree | Mostly Agree | Mostly Disagree | Fully Disagree

 

5)  Do release policies impact Community Health?  Community Health – Having a tax base used for: schools, social programs, street maintenance, and other infrastructure needs; Not having a concentration of substandard housing, homelessness & housing insecurity; Not having high concentrations of unemployment, under employment, & poverty; Not having a highly under educated population; & Not having high concentrations of substance abuse, domestic violence, IPV, mental health maladies and lowered physical health.

Circle your answer.    Yes | Some Impact | Mostly No Impact | None at All

 

6)   What if you could see into the future and knew your child would get convicted – what purpose would you want post release policies to serve?

Circle all that apply and underline the most important. Retribution (payback) | Rehabilitation | Prevention

 

A)  Optional (but highly valuable):

Give highest annual income attained

 

B)  Optional (but highly valuable):

Give highest education attained

 

C)  Optional (specific answer welcomed):

Circle best occupation answer. Professional; Civil; Entry-level; Unemployed

 

D)  Optional (specific answer welcomed):

Circle best social status answer. Parent; Extended parental functions; Non-parent

 

E)  Optional (specific answer welcomed):

Circle best race status answer.  Minority; Mixed; Non-minority

 

aa) Please email your answers to mw@exhouse.org.

bb) Ask others to email their answers.

cc) We will email results.

 

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