TITLE

Preparing Federal Prison Inmates for Employment after Release: An innovation t the Federal Bureau of Prisons

AUTHOR(S)
Pavis, Ross
PUB. DATE
December 2002
SOURCE
Journal of Correctional Education;Dec2002, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p146
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
While its core responsibility is to safely confine its prisoner population, another central mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons is to rehabilitate and to provide inmates with opportunities to obtain skills which will aid them in their ability to readjust to their community after being released. This paper looks at a new program at the Bureau, the Inmate Placement Program, as an innovation in Government. The program helps to make prisoners better qualified to find a job after they are released and seeks to fill what was seen as a gap in the existing system: there were already vocational programs which taught job skills in prison, but there was no assistance given to facilitate the transition from prison life to the realities of the outside world. The mock job fair is the cure activity of the Inmate Placement Program around which many of the other activities are structured. The program is completely voluntary—for the prisoners, and for the prisons. As of January 2002 about 7,000 prisoners have been through the program in about 160 job fairs.
ACCESSION #
11094658

 

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