From Phosphate Mines to Diplomas... The History of Correctional Education in Florida

D. Laufersweiler-Dwyer; McAnelly, Barbara
December 1999
Journal of Correctional Education;Dec1999, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p112
Academic Journal
Over two hundred years ago education for prisoners began in north America. The process of teaching inmates has changed, ended and begun again. This paper chronicles the history of prison education in the State of Florida. The issues of corrections and education have long been identified for the legislature and the citizens of Florida as being important. An understanding of how they coexist is important to the continuing success of both the educational and the correctional systems in Florida. From it's beginning as religious teaching, this paper identifies the issues surrounding correctional education in Florida and the evolution of education within the prison setting.


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