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NCJ Number: NCJ 195670     Find in a Library
Title: Education and Correctional Populations
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Caroline Wolf Harlow Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 01/2003
Page Count: 12
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Agency Summary: Agency Summary 
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report compares educational attainment of State and Federal prison inmates, jail inmates, and probationers to that of the general population.
Abstract: Educational attainment is also examined for various demographic groups -- including gender, race/ethnicity, age, citizenship, and military service -- and for other social and economic factors. Reasons for dropping out of school are compared for jail inmates and the general population. The report describes the availability of educational programs to inmates in prison and jail and their participation in educational and vocational programs since admission. Findings are based on analysis of more than 10 different datasets from both the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the U.S. Department of Education. Highlights include the following: 68 percent of State prison inmates did not receive a high school diploma; about 26 percent of State prison inmates said they had completed the GED while serving time in a correctional facility; although the percentage of State prison inmates who reported taking education courses while confined fell from 57 percent in 1991 to 52 percent in 1997, the number who participated in an educational program since admission increased from 402,500 inmates in 1991 to 550,000 in 1997. Tables
Main Term(s): Inmate academic education
Index Term(s): Offender statistics ; Inmate statistics ; Corrections statistics ; Inmates ; Education ; Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
   
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