Incarceration is supposed to deter criminals, punish by restricting freedoms and offer inmate rehabilitation. Virtual Rehab is a company that uses virtual reality technology to help prisoners adjust to life when their sentence is served.
With an objective of preparing people psychologically as well as professionally, the VR program provides job training by teaching practical vocational skills, aims to prevent repeat offences and reduce re-incarceration rates. The interactive inmate rehabilitation helps treat on a psychological level with mental and emotional problems. It also offers correctional services for real life situations. Formal education is an option too, giving the incarcerated access to English, technology, business, math and science courses, among others.
Other companies have used similar VR technology to treat veteran soldiers dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).