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ERIC Number: ED028382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 204
Abstractor: N/A
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Final Report on an Analysis of the Education and Training Systems at Milan, Michigan and Terre Haute, Indiana to Federal Prison Industries Incorporated, U.S. Department of Justice.
Hitt, William D.; And Others
Existing education and training (E&T) programs at the Terre Haute Penitentiary, Indiana, and the Milan Federal Correctional Institution, Michigan, were described and evaluated. Needs, objectives, inmate classification and placement, staff, and other aspects were covered. Reports, staff and inmate interviews, study of instructional materials, and observation of classes and facilities were used. Problems were vagueness and conflict in institutional objectives; absence of on the job training; lack of a planned E&T program, effective reward system, efficient E&T administrative system, planned staff development, or systematic program evaluation; not enough opportunities in vocational training; generally inadequate individual instruction and counseling; and deficiencies in E&T staffing at Terre Haute and in staff communication and space at Milan. Opportunities were seen in thepossibility of relating work, training, and social adjustment, the presence of effective reinforcers (chiefly freedom and money), a controlled environment, dedicated staff, and support personnel. (Included are 48 tables and figures, and appendixes on job opportunities, textbooks, courses, schedules, staff members, equipment and materials, and dropout statistics.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Battelle Memorial Inst., Columbus, OH. Columbus Labs.