ERIC Number: ED052289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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Project First Chance: An Experimental and Demonstration Manpower Project. Final Report, June 30, 1966 to June 30, 1969.
South Carolina State Dept. of Corrections, Columbia.
First Chance was a demonstration project designed to aid prison inmates in making the transfer from prison to a useful life in society. In this project, two groups of 180 inmates each were tested, evaluated, and selected for prevocational and vocational training in auto-body repair, automobile mechanics, bricklaying, carpentry, electrical appliance repair, maintenance, and welding. Counseling services and a halfway house were also available for the inmates. Only 26 percent of the participants had completed school beyond the eighth grade, and 60 percent had held three or more jobs in the 5 years prior to their conviction. A total of 316 men from the two groups were placed in jobs. The report describes the structural components of the project rather than the problems and solutions to them. (BC)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Special Manpower Programs.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Corrections, Columbia.