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Title: Keynote Address: 1994 Correctional Leadership Forum Correctional Education and Training in Russia
Journal: Journal of Correctional Education  Volume:45  Issue:1  Dated:(March 1994)  Pages:4-7
Author(s): V Orlov
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 4
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After a brief history of inmate educational services in the former Soviet Union and the current Russian Federation, this address describes the system of general education in juvenile corrective labor colonies as well as inmate vocational education and training.
Abstract: One of the most significant events in the development of inmate general education and training was the adoption of Fundamentals of Corrective Labor Legislation of the Soviet Union in 1969, followed by similar corrective labor codes in the Soviet Republics. Under these codes, inmate education was mandated as an essential part of correctional programming. Under the constitution of the current Russian Federation, all citizens, including inmates, have a right to education. The current issue being debated is whether to provide inmates secondary technical education and higher education. Some of the corrective colonies provide for correspondence education in a technical school or institution. Inmates are issued furloughs to take exams and participate in other educational events. A network of general-education schools is the primary component of juvenile corrections. In accordance with legislation, juvenile inmates attend classes half a day and work the other half. Vocational education and training are regulated by the norms of international law, Russian acts on education and criminal penitentiaries, and in accordance with the Corrective Labor Code of the Russian Federation.
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Inmate Education Assistance Programs; Inmate vocational training; Juvenile correctional education; Russian Federation
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