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NCJ Number: 41673 Find in a Library
Title: THREE R'S IN JAIL
Journal: FEDERAL PROBATION  Volume:41  Issue:1  Dated:(MARCH 1977)  Pages:39-42
Author(s): H L CRICKMAY
Corporate Author: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Washington, DC 20544
Publisher: https://www.uscourts.gov 
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE IS AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THAT WAS BEGUN IN 1971 ON THE INDUSTRIAL FARM OF THE ORANGE COUNTY (CA) JAIL SYSTEM.
Abstract: THE INTENTION OF THE PROGRAM WAS TO ATTACK THE PROBLEM OF RECIDIVISM BY TEACHING ILLITERATE INMATES TO READ, ON THE THEORY THAT LITERACY WOULD IMPROVE THEIR ABILITIES TO HOLD JOBS AND TO BECOME LEGALLY SELF-SUPPORTING. A VOLUNTEER TEAM OF FOUR OLDER WOMEN TAUGHT BASIC CLASSES OF READING, GRAMMAR, SPELLING, AND ARITHMETIC. WITHOUT FUNDING AND SOPHISTICATED METHODS OF DETERMINING AN INMATE'S EDUCATIONAL DEFICIENCIES, THESE VOLUNTEERS INSTRUCTED INMATES ON LEVELS PARTICULAR TO THEIR NEEDS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...KAP
Index Term(s): California; Inmate Programs; Literacy education; Remedial education
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