The Rock Will Reform Prisoners In A New Show For HBO, End Crime In Society

by 3 years ago

The Rock’s current show on TNT, Wake-Up Call, sends The Rock to people in need. He helps them work through the toughest, lowest moments of their life, getting them back on track, putting them on a path for success. It’s fucking awesome. It’s like Bar Rescue, but instead of bars, it’s people, and instead of Jon Taffer, it’s The Rock.

It’s my goal in life to get on that show, to have The Rock stand behind me while I blog, telling me to blog harder, and better. To think of my audience. To respect the content.

But The Rock’s got bigger things to do. He’s taking on America’s terrible rate of recidivism in a new show for HBO called Rock & A Hard Place.

Recidivism is when a person who has been released from prison commits a crime and goes back to jail. In America, the rate is horrible. A 2014 study by the Bureau of Justice and Statistics found that “two-thirds (67.8%) of released prisoners were arrested for a new crime within 3 years.”

That’s insane. That means our prisons are not doing what they are supposed to, which is reform criminals.

But The Rock is going to put a stop to all that.

Here’s his Instagram announcement.

ROCK & A HARD PLACE. We’ve officially started production on our next @HBO Documentary Films project. From armed robbery to attempted murder, we’re taking you inside one of the most unique and successful boot camp prisons in the world. They break these young offenders down in a hard core way, only to build them back up to make them better men and women once they’re released. We partnered up with the producers of LOCK UP and HBO’s best documentary filmmakers to bring you a passion project of ours. With my multiple arrests, I was once one of these kids. One poor f*cked up decision after another. I turned my life around, and hopefully along the way we’ll help a few turn theirs around too.

Incredible response to this announcement. Thank you. We hope to make a good one.. "ROCK & A HARD PLACE". We've officially started production on our next @HBO Documentary Films project. From armed robbery to attempted murder, we're taking you inside one of the most unique and successful boot camp prisons in the world. They break these young offenders down in a hard core way, only to build them back up to make them better men and women once they're released. We partnered up with the producers of LOCK UP and HBO's best documentary filmmakers to bring you a passion project of ours. With my multiple arrests, I was once one of these kids. One poor f*cked up decision after another. I turned my life around, and hopefully along the way we'll help a few turn theirs around too. Production starts now. #HBODocumentaryFilms #7BucksProductions #44BlueProductions #DadeCountyFlorida #RockAndAHardPlace

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Would you ever commit a crime again if The Rock told you not to? Fuck no, you would not. I honestly believe, given enough time, The Rock could end crime in our society.

I’ll be watching.


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