Isolation vs Rehabilitation
When a person is on the verge of a complete meltdown or self-destruction, there must be something that should be done in order to prevent this from happening. These two are the most common options rendered in our modern day.
Isolation is commonly defined as when the criminal justice system punishes a criminal who is either a physical threat to his own welfare or to others in contact with him prior to coming to prison. Solitary confinement is another term used for this as the prisoner is completely shut off from the outside world and only staffs of the prison are the only ones who can communicate with him.
Rehabilitation is not a punishment but more of a way of correcting a person’s major misgivings like being a drug addict or an alcoholic or mentally unstable. This is done so a person can go back to his old self and completely throw out whatever addiction he has out the window or for those who are already wrong in the head, be guided towards sanity again.
Difference between Isolation and Rehabilitation
Isolation is when an offender become so threatening, he has to be within a prison so he cannot harm others; rehabilitation is not imprisoning a person but correcting whatever bad deed or habit he has in order to restore his positive disposition. Isolation is a punishment given to already imprisoned individuals; rehabilitation is a step-by-step program in which an individual has to go through to fully restore his old self. Isolation is given to prisoners who have suicidal tendencies; rehabilitation is given to those who can still be part of a normal society once the process is done.
So these two terms might be similar but they are not. But at the end of the day, their purpose is ideal and noble.
• Isolation is also called as solitary confinement; Rehabilitation is a step by step program.
• Isolation is for already imprisoned criminals who can cause harm to himself and to others; rehabilitation is given to those who can still be a useful part of the society