The Effect of Earning a GED on Recidivism Rates

Nuttall, John; Hollmen, Linda; Staley, E. Michele
September 2003
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2003, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p90
Academic Journal
Compares recidivism rates of inmates who earned their General Equivalency Diploma (GED) while incarcerated in the New York State Department of Correctional Services with inmates who were released from the Department with no degree. Academic education program of the Department; Indication that inmates who earned a GED while incarcerated returned to custody within three years at a significantly lower rate than offenders who did not earn a GED.


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