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  • Does correctional education impact recidivism rates?
    The following resources provide information and data on the impact of correctional education: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education The Use and Impact of Correctional Programming for Inmates on Pre- and Post-Release Outcomes How Effective Is Correctional Education, and Where Do We Go From Here? The Results of a Comprehensive Evaluation The Effects of Postsecondary Correctional Education... Read More
    Last Updated: March 8, 2018

  • What is the average educational level of incarcerated individuals?
    A comparison of the educational attainment of state and federal prison inmates, jail inmates, and pr... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • What is a therapeutic community?
    In general, therapeutic communities (TCs) are drug-free residential settings that use a hierarchical... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • Where can I learn more about addressing the issues of justice-involved individuals with mental illness?
    The Mental Health section of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) website provides access to infor... Read More
    Last Updated: December 29, 2017

  • Where can I find information about drug treatment programs in correctional facilities?
    General information on drug treatment programs in correctional facilities is available on the Correc... Read More
    Last Updated: July 16, 2019

  • Where can I find information about correctional health care?
    Information about correctional health care can be found on the the Corrections: Health section of ou... Read More
    Last Updated: July 16, 2019

  • Where can I learn more about health care for elderly offenders?
    The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) report, Correctional Health Care: Addressing the Needs o... Read More
    Last Updated: November 15, 2017

  • Are statistics available on inmates with HIV?
    Statistics on inmates with HIV infections can be found in the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) pub... Read More
    Last Updated: December 30, 2013

  • Where can I locate resources to assist in the development of correctional industries?
    The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has developed several publications that address the implement... Read More
    Last Updated: July 16, 2019

  • Where can I learn more about faith-based programs in corrections?
    The Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in Corrections and Religion in Corrections sections of the... Read More
    Last Updated: July 16, 2019

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