ERIC Number: ED270581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Federal Bureau of Prisons (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.
This brochure is designed to acquaint interested individuals with the organization and functions of education programs for inmates run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP). The information is especially directed to individuals charged with the responsibility of providing meaningful programs for the incarcerated. It also describes the new partnerships that have been established both within the Bureau with the administrative reorganization that placed the Education Division within UNICOR (Federal Prison Industries) and also between the Education Division and the outside communities that it serves. The first section of the brochure offers a background of education in the FBOP, an offender profile, and the educational goals of the FBOP. Section 2 briefly describes the seven different educational activities available to offenders: adult basic education, general educational development, adult continuing education, occupational education, postsecondary education, social education, and recreation and leisure activities. The third section discusses the delivery of education support services--testing, counseling, libraries, and data management--and their impact on offender participation and achievement. The final section describes typical vocational education programs providing inmates with post-release survival skills. Appendixes include charts of the most frequently offered occupational programs and of inmate program completions and addresses of FBOP institutions. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Federal Bureau of Prisons (Dept. of Justice), Washington, DC.