ERIC Number: ED540716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1924
Schools for Adults in Prisons, 1923. Bulletin, 1924, No. 19
Hill, A. C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The first bulletin on schools in prisons for adults published by the United States Bureau of Education was issued in 1913. During the 10 years that have intervened, some progress has been made toward the solution of the problems dealing with men and women in prison. The advance has been less, perhaps, in visible accomplishment than in focusing public attention and clarifying thought on the possibility of reformation and the ways of promoting it. It has been a period of experimentation, of learning by trial and error, of success and failure. A list of questions was sent to all the prisons of the United States and Canada, and the answers were designed to form the basis of this bulletin. Appended are: (1) The reformative value of recreation; (2) An experiment in home study in Sing Sing; (3) Methods of procedure in California State Prison, San Quentin; (4) Prison reform its danger; (5) As the inmates see us; (6) Letters from inmates; (7) Dealing with men and women in prisons; (8) Schools in prisons of New York, 1922-23; (9) A worth-while view of the problem; (10) Dealing with short-term prisoners; (11) The use of books in prisons; and (12) Queries, comments, and suggestions. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Males, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Adults, Institutional Characteristics, Correctional Education, Books, Criminals, Cooperation, Recreational Activities, Religion, Aesthetics, Adult Education
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: California; Canada; United States