Dynamic Security

Avakian, Sarkis
March 2000
Journal of Correctional Education;Mar2000, Vol. 51 Issue 1, p183
Academic Journal
Since the early 70s there has been a recalibration in the role of vocational and academic instruction in prison. The "Get Tough on Crime Campaign" issued an era of skepticism in assimilating inmates into the community while the "War on Drugs" expanded the prison system four-fold in the United States, and tripled the prison population. The mission of education to reconstitute the inmate for integration into the community has been amplified with the value of education for the maintenance of security in an expanding national prison system.


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