ERIC Number: ED085561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Descriptive Analysis of Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Programs and Techniques at the Utah State Prison.
Robertson, Von H.
At the Utah State Prison philosophy and purpose have changed from incarceration and punishment to education and rehabilitation. Where funds and personnel are available, inmates have opportunity for therapy, counseling, schooling, vocational training, and work release employment. Twenty-two rehabilitation factors have been identified and described. Leading the list in importance to both prison staff and inmates are Secondary Education, Vocational Training, Elementary and Basic Education, and On-the-job Training. Analysis of opinions of 170 persons at the prison, 68 staff members (32 percent of all staff members) and 102 inmates (sixteen percent of all inmates), reveals a more than incidental positive agreement on rehabilitation factors. However, staff gave counseling and therapy a high place while inmates placed education and training first; this disparity came from the practical problem of lack of staff to provide adequate participation in these activities. The public speaking program had strong endorsement from those who participated in it and from the prison staff. In 1967-68 twelve and half percent of the inmate population enrolled in education classes and fourteen percent in vocational or on-the-job training. (Author/MS)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Career Counseling, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, On the Job Training, Opinions, Prisoners, Public Speaking, Rehabilitation Programs, Released Time, Secondary Education, Surveys, Vocational Education, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Sponsor: Utah State Board of Education, Salt Lake City. Div. of Rehabilitation Services.
Authoring Institution: Utah Technical Coll., Provo.
Identifiers - Location: Utah