ERIC Number: ED023142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Draper E&D Project. Final Report.
Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.
As did Lorton and Rikers Island, the Draper Education and Development (E&D) Project demonstrated the feasibility of operating a manpower training program in a correctional setting. However, it was demonstrated that education and training per se are not enough to effect the broad changes in inmates required for successful social adjustment. The project also demonstrated that a regular free-world manpower program should not be simply transplanted. Prisoners are a special group of disadvantaged persons; prisons are unique social institutions. Experiences in the Draper project show that successful implementation of a Manpower Development and Training (MDT) program in a state institution is contingent upon: (a) institutional attitude; (b) strong support of correctional management; (c) effective agency coordination; (d) staff training, development, and flexibility; and (e) effective public relations. This volume of the final report on the Draper E&D Project is written from an historical viewpoint in an attempt to synthesize the experiences which have shaped our thinking. A summary of recommendations is found in the final section. (AUTHOR)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.