ERIC Number: ED025601
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Apr
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Training Needs in Correctional Institutions. Manpower Research Bulletin 8.
Collins, Joseph W., Jr.; Weisberg, Richard
This report presents an analysis of the special training needs of inmates in correctional institutions in recognition of the contribution that occupational training can make in restoring the ex-prisoner as a productive member of our society and reducing the great recidivism. The bulletin presents a profile of characteristics of prison inmates and analyzes some of the handicaps they face in the job market. Although more than 100,000 persons leave Federal and State prisons each year, few of them receive the kind of training in prison which would enable them to compete successfully for jobs. At least one-third of all releases from Federal and State correctional institutions return as prisoners. Specific topics covered in this report include: the kinds of jobs held before imprisonment, the training and education available in correctional institutions, and the employment experience of releases. (CH)
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Educational Experience, Educational Needs, Employment Experience, Federal Programs, Individual Characteristics, Prisoners, Rehabilitation Programs, Vocational Education, Work Experience
Manpower Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.
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Authoring Institution: Office of Manpower Policy, Evaluation, and Research (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Manpower Development and Training Act