题目为：In most countries, prison is the most common solution for the problem of crime. However, the more effective solution is to provide people with better education so that they do not become criminals.To what extent do you agree or disagree.
It has become an international norm to send criminals into prison in order to deal with the rising crime rate which appears to become an increasingly concerning issue in contemporary society. However, others claim that education might be a better means to prevent people from degenerating into law violators and I personally agree almost entirely with this statement.
There is no denying that prison serves as a deterring approach for potential offenders and can help to rehabilitate them. Many inmates have the opportunity to study while they are doing time, contributing to the fact that many never re-offend when they are released.
However, life in jail is far too comfortable for prisoners especially for those homeless or unemployed. For example, many inmates have access to not only the bare necessities of life but also luxuries such as televisions, computers and sports facilities and so on. In other words, spending time behind the bar is more like being in a holiday camp. There is considerable evidence suggesting that in Japan, seniors aged over 70 years old would deliberately steal something in a supermarket in order to go to jail where they can be sheltered from poverty and loneliness.
Another drawback of serving a sentence is that a large number of prisoners are not actually a danger to society, exemplified by shoplifters who are often locked up in the same cells as murders, rapists and violent criminals, thus in such a circumstance, bullying might occur among culprits. What is worse is that petty criminals may even learn how to commit more serious crimes when they are inside. By contrast, education plays a more significant role in that many people perpetrated crimes because they had little knowledge about the law and lacked basic survival skills. Therefore, what is more urgent for them is to enhance their legal awareness and practical skills such as driving, cooking and repairing machines.
In conclusion, although it is a common belief that prison is the best way to punish criminals, I believe it is not appropriate for everyone and it is not necessary in the majority of cases. Personally, of crucial importance is teaching them about survival skills and law-abiding consciousness, which can be achieved by education.（字数 369 words）