"Read to Succeed": An Inmate to Inmate Literacy Program in Washington State

Franklin, Patricia
September 2000
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2000, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p286
Academic Journal
"Read to Succeed'' is a Literacy Program developed in 1986 and funded with the proceeds from a National Library Grant. The program serves the inmates (general population) of the Washington State Reformatory. This particular correctional institution is a maximum custody (soon to go closed) adult prison housing approximately 900 men. This educational program is administered by Edmonds Community College, the contracted educational agency for the Department of Corrections at the Monroe Correctional Complex in Washington State. This documents the specific workings of a "state model" in the hopes that other correctional educators will find it helpful when developing programs. State and federal prisons are over crowded, under staffed, and specifically house together, with too many illiterate inmates and too many educated inmates who do not have enough to do. Everything you need to start your own program should be included here; if not, feel free to E-mail or write me.


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