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College for convicts: the case for higher education in American prisons

Why do we care? -- A historical perspective on prison education -- Prison education today : a reality check -- Barriers to betterment : roadblocks in the cell block -- Oases in the desert -- Options for distance learning -- Too late, too old? -- No guts, no gain -- What the world knows -- Thinking i...

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Main Author: Zoukis, Christopher
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Jefferson, NC McFarland 2014
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
UB: KB 20 A 7285
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Summary:Why do we care? -- A historical perspective on prison education -- Prison education today : a reality check -- Barriers to betterment : roadblocks in the cell block -- Oases in the desert -- Options for distance learning -- Too late, too old? -- No guts, no gain -- What the world knows -- Thinking inside the box to make it happen -- Appendices: Federal bureau of prisons program statements -- Prisoner publications and pen-pal clubs -- Funding for correctional education -- Free and discounted books for prisoners -- Federal financial aid for incarcerated individuals FAQ -- Numbers tell a story -- Prison education in Europe -- Reentry facts
"Provide education to prisoners and they won't return to crime. Presenting a workable solution to America's over incarceration and recidivism problems, this book demonstrates that great fiscal benefits arise when modest sums are spent educating prisoners, instead of dedicating exponentially higher resources to confining them. Educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-283) and index
Physical Description:X, 290 S. 23 cm
ISBN:9780786495337
0786495332