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ERIC Number: ED363689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics of the Ohio Inmate Intake Population and the Implications for Correctional Education Programming.
Littlefield, John F.
A study examined the characteristics of a sample of 1,722 inmates (166 females and 1,556 males) received by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in September and October 1985. The sample (approximately 18.9% of all inmates received by the department in 1985) was characterized with respect to the following: race, age, educational level, estimated time to serve, and tested educational level. At the time of their arrest, approximately 32.5% of the inmates were unemployed and over 88% were under 40 (nearly half the females and 62.6% of the males were under age 29). Over 80% of the females and 66.8% of the males had estimated release times of 2 years or less. Over 42% of the females and 60% of the males had not completed high school. Among the study recommendations were the following: emphasis on academic and vocational programs to prepare inmates for the correctional institution-to-community transition; continuation of mandatory adult basic education programs for inmates testing below the 6th grade level; and continuation (and possibly expansion to include computer-assisted instruction) of high school equivalency programs. (Correctional education enrollment data and program grant information are appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio