ERIC Number: ED064554
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
NewGate: A Way Out of the Wasted Years.
Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
NewGate, an experimental education program designed for inmates of correctional institutions who have potential for college education, combines pre-college and college level instruction with counseling and pre-release training. Its goal is to motivate prison inmates to prepare for and pursue a college education. To achieve this goal: (1) An institution of higher learning provides regular college classes in a correctional institution. These credit classes are geared to the needs and achievements of the particular inmate populations; (2) A counseling program is developed which works to rebuild inmate self-concepts and to alter the self defeating behavior patterns; and (3) Social and cultural activities, not ordinarily available, are brought into the correctional institution to help rekindle inmate interest for participation in society. Emphasis is placed on the continuation of NewGate support of participants after their release, by continued counseling, and by arranging financial assistance for those who continue their education. (Author/LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: NewGate Program