ERIC Number: ED094823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug-13
Reference Count: N/A
What Role Should the Community College Play in the Field of Prison Education.
Edwards, Davey L.; And Others
To determine what is being done in a certain geographical area in providing educational services for prison inmates through the community colleges, education programs at the Federal Prison Camp, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, and the Federal Correctional Institution at Tallahassee, Florida, were studied. In addition, information about the Alexander City State Junior College program offered at three Alabama correctional facilities was obtained. The results of the study show that Okaloosa-Walton Junior college had made available all programs, degrees and vocational, to the Eglin Federal Prison Camp. The community college program at the Federal Correctional Institution is operated by the Tallahassee Community College. The program offers the inmates an AA degree when they have 60 college credit hours, including basic education requirements. In Alabama, Alexander City State Junior College offers both a day and night college program at Draper Men's Prison, Tutwiler Women's Prison, and Frank Lee Youth Center. It is recommended that community colleges and prison educational staff seek ways to establish educational programs for the prison population. Research should be carried out on curriculum revision and development that will assist in the resocialization of the prisoner. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Florida