Recidivism is the return to criminal behavior, and consequently a return to prison, of a former prisoner who has already served in incarceration for a criminal conviction. In the United States, most burglars and common thieves have a recidivist rate above 70%. Studies have shown that, when available, those incarcerated burglars and thieves who pursue post-secondary education while in prison have substantially lower recidivism rates. Therefore, the government should fund programs that assist incarcerated burglars and thieves in pursuing higher education, especially since ___________________________.
Which of the following most logically completes the passage?
A right now, only a small percentage of all incarcerated burglars and thieves are pursuing any educational opportunities.
B a wider education would allow those currently incarcerated to understand and appreciate the high incidence of recidivism
C the cost of providing a complete post-secondary education would almost double the yearly costs associated with keeping that person incarcerated
D higher educational level provides wider job opportunities, and according to studies, poverty is one of the chief causes of recidivism.
E convicts with certain mental illnesses tend to lapse into recidivism regardless of the opportunities and support they encounter upon their release
Why Not C, as the funding is required to cover the cost, so C i feel should be more appropriate. Even though D seems logical but as we are talking about "funding", we need to understand the cost too....