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ERIC Number: ED374417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep-8
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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We All Believe in Education.
Lewis, Warren
When people think about "correctional education," they typically think about only the kind that is aimed at inmates, forgetting that the teachers need educating too; and that line officers and department of corrections commissioners and sheriff's deputies need career-long training too; and the general public, which tends to be more than a little knee-jerk on these issues, needs enlightening too. Education works--not only for the general public but for people in prisons and jails too. Time and again, even when the results of this or that study were negative, of this or that project were disappointing, nevertheless, the well-nigh universal opinion of the best minds in the field is that education in prisons and jails works--the "right kind" of education works to lower recidivism; to make a facility a more humane and more tolerable place to live and work, not only for the inmates but also for the officers, staff, and everyone else; the "right kind" of education works to lower the costs of incarceration, to lessen the level of violence and to ease the tax burden on us all, and eventually to habilitate many people. The members of this conference have gathered together in their common belief in education to make something special of 1995--a Year of Learning about Prisons and Jails in Indiana. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana