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ERIC Number: ED265391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Educational Training in a Pre-Release Correctional Center/A Collaborative Model.
Langan, A. Bud
A prerelease program was developed to provide job training to persons who were within 90 to 120 days of their scheduled release date from a Washington State prison. The Geiger program was sponsored and operated jointly by Spokane County and State agencies. Because it was determined that the 84-bed unit would handle approximately 30 arrivals and 30 departures each month, the program was designed using an open-entry/open-exit format. The initial stage in the vocational training program evolved around a simplified needs assessment process using inmate representatives to conduct an institutional survey. The first projects at the center featured a series of competency-based modules dealing with electrical training, drapery making, and cook and baker training. Job placement assistance and training in job search methods were also provided. To date, the program has been quite successful and is slated to continue. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A