The Design and Implementation of an Education Program for African American Inmates

Nelson, Nancy J.
September 2007
Journal of Correctional Education;Sep2007, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p262
Academic Journal
This article describes an education program initiated by African American prisoners in the Airway Heights Correction Center in Airway Heights, Washington. The purpose of the program was to help the inmates to make productive use of their time while incarcerated and to help lessen the high return rate of African American men to the prison. Although hesitant to permit a race specific program the correctional center awarded the African American Literature Program as volunteer group of the year.


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