Discussing the issue of recidivism rates in country.

The first issue that exits with the U.S. corrections system is that of priorities. The system is inherently reactive as oppose to proactive in regards to preventing future offenses. I believe the U.S. corrections system can do much more in regards to education, follow up, and subsequent matriculation into general society. More emphasis should first be placed on properly educating those in the corrections system. It is very common for individuals to repeat crimes due in part to lack of skills to enter the workforce. This is now becoming especially true as individuals are now competing for fewer jobs within the overall U.S. economy.
Write a two-three page paper discussing the issue of recidivism rates in country. What can be done by the system of corrections in this country to address this issue? Should prisons be held responsible for the failures of school system in America?