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NCJ Number: 149034 Find in a Library
Title: Report From Beyond the Walls: Fourth European International Conference on Prison Education
Corporate Author: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 139
Sponsoring Agency: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
SE-601 80 Norrkoping, Sweden
Publication Number: ISBN 91-88214-48-6
Sale Source: Swedish Prison and Probation Admin
SE-601 80 Norrkoping,
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Sweden
Annotation: The Fourth European International Conference on Education in Prisons was held in Sweden in 1993 to explore personal barriers experienced by inmates and to determine if prison education meets their needs.
Abstract: Papers presented at the conference addressed inmate training at an Australian prison, the need to incorporate self-confidence building in prison education, staff education in Estonia's prison system, educational trends in prison education in Finland, and the development of prison education programs in closed institutions in a time of limited resources. Papers also considered a prison education project implemented by the UNESCO Institute for Education, health and physical education programs in Ireland, library services for inmates, and the role of education in the sentence planning process in Northern Ireland. Finally, papers looked at criminal activity after release from prison, the role of education in probation, the development of competencies and life skills through prison education in Norway, the rehabilitation of drug addicts, the link between prison education and social reintegration, education in the humanities for inmates in Spain, educational activities in Turkish prisons, occupational skills training, transition services, prison college programs, and literacy outreach. References, figures, and photographs
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Australia; Estonia; Finland; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign inmates; Inmate academic education; Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Ireland; Northern Ireland; Norway; Spain; Sweden; Turkey
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