ERIC Number: ED360536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Unlocking Minds: From Retribution to Rehabilitation. A Review of Prisoner Education in Queensland.
Byrne, Eileen M.
The content and quality of prisoner education in Queensland, Australia, was reviewed. The review focused on the following topics: prisoners' rights and responsibilities in general and their rights to rehabilitation and education in particular; the structural, organizational, and attitudinal barriers to correctional education; available and needed capital and equipment resources; steps toward and the need for development of a coherent and integrated education and training service; the special needs of women in prison and policies needed to meet them; sentence management and education and training; and education and training of custodial correctional officers. Information for the review was gathered through interviews with representatives of churches, prisoner aid groups, aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander interest groups, correctional officers' associations, and government departments and agencies. The review resulted in 70 recommendations, including calls for specific program improvements at individual correctional institutions and general program improvement measures directed toward the Queensland Corrective Services Commission. (A list of organizations and agencies invited to give evidence for the review is appended.) Contains 52 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Change Strategies, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Curriculum Development, Females, Foreign Countries, Prisoners, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Rehabilitation Programs, Sentencing, Training Methods
Professor Eileen Byrne, Dept. of Education, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Queensland Corrective Services Commission, Brisbane (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Queensland Univ., Brisbane (Australia). Dept. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Australia