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NCJ Number: 119992 Find in a Library
Title: New Education Department in a New English Prison
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:40  Issue:2  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:86-89
Author(s): T West
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes how a prison education officer created an education department in a new English prison.
Abstract: Aims and objectives for the education program at the category C prison for adult males are discussed, along with the specifics of course offerings. Full-time academic classes for 70 inmates were provided with evening classes three nights a week. Vocational courses included motor mechanics, light vehicle body repair, and industrial cleaning. Problems in selecting and orienting appropriate part-time teachers are identified. Successes in the program are also identified: an award-winning magazine produced by the prisoners, a rock band, and an art exhibition of work by inmates and staff. Courses are so popular that waiting lists exist. Plans for future educational development include establishing a prison-based, mini-business.
Main Term(s): Corrections education
Index Term(s): Corrections decisionmaking; Corrections policies; England
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