The Benefits of Correctional Education

Hrabowski, III, Freeman A.; Robbi, Jeremy
September 2002
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2002, Vol. 53 Issue 3, p96
Academic Journal
The question of the place of education in corrections has been of interest to correctional administrators, lawmakers, the media, and the public for many years (Ryan & Mauldin, 1994). A growing trend in many prisons across the country has been the elimination or reduction of educational programs for inmates. Yet in recent years, re-arrest rates have averaged around 60% clearly indicating that incarceration alone is not working (Center on Crime. Community, and Culture [CCCC], 1997). The objective of this research was to investigate the validity and benefits of correctional education, particularly high education. An analysis of the findings shows that correctional education has a positive effect on reducing recidivism and saves taxpayers' money by reducing the number of inmates at prison facilities. INSET: Regarding Militancy.


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