ERIC Number: ED097591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Inmate as Student--An Investigation of Formerly Incarcerated Students Attending the University of South Carolina. Research Notes No. 21.
Fidler, Paul P.; And Others
This report examines the college records of students at the University of South Carolina who had previously been incarcerated. Records were available for 40 students with varying types of criminal backgrounds who had been admitted to the university during the period 1965-73. Only one of these students had graduated from the institution, and the data suggested that most inmate-students had difficulty completing the academic requirements. Because of these problems, the author suggests several remedies. Inmate-students might profit from special assistance and concerted efforts toward the successful attainment of collegiate goals (as has been successfully demonstrated with Opportunity Scholars, Upward Bound Students, etc.). Counseling and motivational techniques may be fruitful in increasing the opportunities for success. The author further recommends that the progress of inmate-students be monitored more closely at the university, and that there be continued research and evaluation to help future planning and rehabilitation efforts for these individuals. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Div. of Student Affairs.