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NCJ Number: 147994 Find in a Library
Journal: Prison Journal  Volume:74  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1994)  Pages:51-61
Author(s): S G McCollum
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 11
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses prison college programs and the fluctuating levels of public support for them.
Abstract: There seems to be consensus in the United States that prison education programs can properly include literacy, vocational education, and life-skill programs. However, this agreement does not extend to college programs. These programs depend, to a large extent, on Federal tuition assistance, and there is a section of public opinion which is critical of tax supported grants to pay for prison college programs. Although a significant body of research has developed that demonstrates a positive correlation between higher education and postrelease success, college programs continue to be the most vulnerable of all prison education programs. If research continues to show that the programs are cost-effective and influence recidivism in positive ways, the situation may stabilize. Tables, references
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Inmate academic education
Note: Revised version of a paper presented at the 4th European International Conference on Prison Education, June 14-17, 1993, Stockholm, Sweden
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