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Earning a Degree in Prison

EARNING A Most state prisoners released each year are ill equipped to meet the challenges of reentering society. In an attempt to lower the number of individuals re-arrested after release, a greater focus on education in prisons to rehabilitate inmates with life skills has been brought into American prisons. DEGREE IN PRISON Federal Prison Community-based Correctional Education Programs Overview Education Opportunities Adult Continuing Education 68% of postsecondary correctional education was provided by community colleges in 2005. More than 90% of the federal and state prisons offer some form of educational program O English as a Second Language (ESL) to inmates. General Education Development (GED) Prison populations have lower literacy rates than individuals not incarcerated. O Literacy Classes O Wellness Education Parenting Classes Nashua, NH; Yuma, AZ; Albany, GA; Fort Wayne, IN; New York, NY; Pleasant Hill, CA; Rome, GA; San Francisco, CA; Albuquerque, NM; Longview, TX; Moultrie, GA; Tucson, AZ; Chicago, IL; Victoria, TX; Washington Township, IN (Represents only a percentage of programs in existence) Inmates have a lot of time and energy to focus on their classes, and are highly motivated to learn. 57% of state prison inmates and 67% of federal inmates took educational courses in 1991, 1 in 31 adults in the U.S. is in jail or prison or is on probation or parole. 2 Timeline Statistics 95% of the 2.3 million inmates in the US will eventually be released. 40% of them will not have even passed high school. History of the United State's Correctional Recidivism Rates Education Association More uneducated prisoners will be rearrested and re-incarcerated within 3 years of release than those who are educated. O 1798 Total Re-incarcerated 43.3%-51.8% Schooling became a function of the American prison system Associate Degree 13.7% O 1927 In 1996, after major funding cuts had been made, only 6% of the $22 billion spent on prisons was spent on correctional education and life-training skills. Bachelor's Degree 5.6% Funding is granted for the study of education and libraries in US Prisons Master's Degree 0% IIIN O 1930 24 2$ 2$ 24 The American Prison Association created a committee on education The cost of keeping a prisoner in prison for one year exceeds the cost of educating prisoners for one year by a 10 to 1 ratio. Legislation from 1998 required a prison to spend no more than 10% of their Basic State Grant on correctional education. 1945 The 76th Congress of the APA formed the Correctional Education Association Funding sources O 1984 Sources of funding and their availability shape the stability of correctional education programs, the resources they can provide to inmates, and the willingness of community colleges to provide such a service. Wisconsin became the first State Chapter of CEA Adult Education and Family Literacy Act of 1998 1988 Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 The first CEA Leadership Forum was held in Georgetown Grants to States for Workplace and Community Transition Training for Incarcerated Youth Offenders Program Federal Funding 1991 An Office of Correctional Education (0CE) was created State corrections appropriations 1993 College head-count dollars: funding allocated per student enrolled in public college or university The CEA established its Website State Funding 1994 State financial aid A federal crime bill is issued to make inmates ineligible for Pell Grants Inmate self-pay O 1997 Student loan reimbursement Standards for Adult and Juvenile Correctional Education is revised and published Inmate welfare funds 2001 Inmate Funding The CEA Three State Recidivism Study was released Private scholarships information provided by: Sources: || | | | | | ONLINE COLLEGES

Earning a Degree in Prison

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Most state prisoners released each year are ill equipped to meet the challenges of reentering socitey. In an attempt to lower the number of individuals re-arrested after release, a greater focus on ed...


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