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NCJ Number: 122056 Find in a Library
Title: Inmate Education in Florida's 19th Century Penal System: A Failure of Good Intentions
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:40  Issue:4  Dated:(December 1989)  Pages:148-150
Author(s): L H Roberts
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 3
Type: Historical Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Following the end of the Civil War, Florida established its first State prison.
Abstract: The warden, a former Union Army officer, established a correctional education program. Due to a lack of funding and the end of Reconstructionism in 1878, the State prison was closed and its pioneering attempt at correctional education ended only to be restored after the creation of a new Florida State prison system in the early part of the twentieth century. The present-day Florida Department of Corrections is nationally recognized for its inmate education program and its commitment to inmate rehabilitation through education. 12 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Correctional education programs; Inmate Education Assistance Programs
Index Term(s): Florida; History of corrections; Remedial education; State criminal justice systems
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