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NCJ Number: 90091 Find in a Library
Title: Hagerstown Junior College Prison Program Operations Manual
Corporate Author: Hagerstown Junior College
United States of America
Date Published: 1982
Page Count: 44
Sponsoring Agency: Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
Hagerstown Junior College
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
P. O. Box 190
Arlington, VA 22210
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Designed to assist college managers and correctional staff in operating prison education programs, this manual provides information and guidelines based on Hagerstown Junior College's 12-year involvement with the Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC).
Abstract: First, introductory material reviews the program's history, the lowered recidivism rates of program graduates, and the importance of postsecondary education in the rehabilitation process. Next, the manual provides basic information and outlines operational procedures in the following areas: guidelines for student qualifications and performance; registration procedures; the role of the Veterans' Affairs Coordinator; MCTC course scheduling and selection; the roles of the college bookstore and records office; payment procedures and sources of tuition; faculty assistance and student evaluations; graduation; the weekly duties of the Prison Liaison Coordinator; procedures for the currently suspended College Release Program, which offered on-campus instruction to selected prisoners; transfer assistance; and the selection, training, and assignment of peer tutors. Appendices provide a variety of forms, memoranda, and guidelines, as well as a job description for the Prison Liaison Coordinator. (Resources in Education (ERIC) abstract)
Index Term(s): Inmate academic education; Maryland; Offenders college-credit-programs
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