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ERIC Number: ED020306
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb-1
Pages: 157
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EXPERIMENTAL AND DEMONSTRATION MANPOWER PROJECT FOR TRAINING AND PLACEMENT OF YOUTHFUL INMATES OF DRAPER CORRECTIONAL CENTER AT ELMORE, ALABAMA. 8TH PROGRESS REPORT, NOVEMBER 1, 1965-FEBRUARY 1, 1966.
MCKEE, JOHN M.; SEAY, DONNA M.
SEVENTY-EIGHT PAROLEES IN THE CENTER'S DEMONSTRATION PROJECT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED VOCATIONAL COURSES AND WERE EMPLOYED. OF 83 INMATES IN TRAINING AT PRESENT, 21 HAD A LOW READING ABILITY WHICH PREVENTED THEIR COMPREHENDING THE SHOP RELATED STUDIES, BUT SPECIALLY DESIGNED MATERIALS OF VARYING LEVELS ARE BEING INTRODUCED INTO COURSES, AND OTHERS ARE SOON TO BE TRIED. FOLLOWUP FINDINGS INDICATING THAT TRAINING AND COUNSELING WERE NOT SUFFICIENT FOR THE COMPLETE RECLAMATION OF THESE OFFENDERS RESULTED IN A PROPOSAL FOR A YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO EXTEND COUNSELING, TRAINING, PLACEMENT, AND FOLLOWUP SERVICES THAT HAVE BEEN HELPFUL TO AT LEAST 70 PERCENT OF DRAPER GRADUATES. PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION SEEMED TO BE AN APPROPRIATE MEANS OF LEARNING FOR THOSE WHO HAD A THIRD OR FOURTH GRADE READING ABILITY. DEFICIENT STUDENTS SPENT TIME IN THE READING LABORATORY OF THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM. APPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF THE GRADUATES WERE EXPERIENCING SOME DIFFICULTY IN MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM PRISON TO A FREE SOCIETY. THE NEW FOLLOWUP COUNSELOR WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOUR GRADUATES' SUCCESS IN NOT BECOMING TECHNICAL PAROLE VIOLATORS. HE ALSO WORKED WITH PAROLEES' FAMILIES AND IS DOCUMENTING PROBLEMS TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE TRAINING PROGRAM. SOME CONTENTS OF THE APPENDIX ARE (1) COPIES OF PUBLICITY ITEMS, (2) QUALIFICATIONS OF NEW PERSONNEL, (3) SAMPLE EVALUATION AND REPORT FORMS, (4) A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGISTS'S REPORT, (5) PAPERS ON PROGRAMED INSTRUCTION, EDUCATIONAL PROBLEMS IN CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS, AND JOB ANALYSIS, AND (6) FOLLOWUP INFORMATION. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act