ERIC Number: ED064583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Commission on Vocational Education in Correctional Institutions. Final Report.
Commission on Vocational Education in Correctional Institutions, Trenton, NJ.
This final report of a commission appointed by the Governor of New Jersey to investigate skill training, job preparation, and education of inmates of the state correctional institutions discusses these areas in relation to the inmate's entry, confinement, and departure. The first section of the report, Classification, points out the need for in-depth screening of the inmate upon entry to the institution, with an assessment of his skills, educational background, and life record so that goals for a specific individualized program can be determined. In the section concerned with Education, the commission recommends that: a year-round program be instituted; inmates be allowed to rotate in education programs; classes be also provided in the evenings and on weekends; an incentive program be explored; consideration be given to utilization of ex-offenders as teachers, consultants, and paraprofessionals; a reading program be developed; exploration be made of the need for improved testing methods for determining learning disabilities; a correspondence course be developed by the State; the availability of college programs be increased; the cluster concept in vocational training programs be utilized; educational facilities be improved; and a trade advisory council be established for each vocational course and prison industry. The State Use Industry, as viewed by the commission, is in need of modernization. Release Programs, the last section of the report stresses the responsibility of the State, the institution, industry, and the community in preparing the inmate for re-entry into society. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Vocational Education in Correctional Institutions, Trenton, NJ.
Identifiers: New Jersey