ERIC Number: ED345020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-21
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Toward Educating Minority Female Offenders: Institutional Orientations, Academic and Vocational Stereotyping. Phase I.
A female inmate profile was compiled as the first phase of a three-part model for developing an educational and vocational program for female prison inmates. A 67-item questionnaire addressed demographics, education, educational programs, employment, behavior and attitude, and personal relationships; it was administered to the female population at Prince George's County Correctional Center (CCC), in Maryland (outside the District of Columbia). The majority of the study's participants were under age 40; of these, 80 percent were under 35 and one-third were between the ages of 18 and 26; fewer than one-fourth are native Prince Georgians, more than half were born in Washington, D.C.; consistent with national studies, slightly more than half had never been married. Some of the results of the survey were the following: (1) most of the respondents were women of color, 95 percent of whom were African American; (2) more than 50 percent had not graduated from high school; (3) most viewed a high school diploma as very important; (4) fewer than one-fourth viewed college as a goal after completing high school; (5) 50 percent thought having a college degree is very important; and (6) only one inmate had a college degree. Phase II of the proposed model will develop the labor force outlook and institutional and community resources of the proposed model, and Phase III will create a cohesive education and vocational structure. (KC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: African Americans; Prince Georges County Correctional Center MD
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 21, 1992).