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NCJ Number: 120269 Find in a Library
Title: Education Programs in Prisons
Author(s): K Hart
Corporate Author: Alaska State Legislature
House Research Agency
United States of America
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 30
Sponsoring Agency: Alaska State Legislature
Juneau, AK 99801
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the inmate education programs provided in Alaska and education programs offered in Federal prisons.
Abstract: It also lists examples of outstanding prison education programs in other States and summarizes the history of inmate education in Alaska and the contribution of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to the education of Native American inmates in Alaska's prisons. Education in Alaska prisons includes Adult Basic Education and General Equivalency Diploma programs, life skills training, vocational education, postsecondary education, and practical work assignments. A 1983 settlement agreement requires the provision of college-level degree programs to inmates. BIA funding is available only to fulfill needs that are unmet after all other funding sources have been exhausted. The Federal Bureau of Prisons have combined traditional education programs, vocational education, and prison industries programs. Footnotes and attached background information.
Main Term(s): Inmate Education Assistance Programs
Index Term(s): Alaska; Inmate academic education; Offenders college-credit-programs; State correctional facilities
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