ERIC Number: ED543150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1913
Reference Count: N/A
Prison Schools. Bulletin, 1913, No. 27. Whole Number 537
Hill, A. C.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The State is no longer thought to have performed its full duty to itself, to society, or the criminal when, by imprisonment, it has punished the criminal for his offense. When the prisoner is set free he should be a better citizen, a more desirable and efficient member of society, and a more intelligent man, with a larger amount of self-control and self-helpfulness. While suffering for his crime and laboring to repay the State some part of the loss caused by his crime and of the expense incurred for his arrest and trial he should be given as much as possible of that education denied him in his childhood and youth and probably because of the lack of which he has become a criminal. To this end schools have within recent years been established in many prisons and are maintained with more or less success. Because these schools are still in their experimental stage and their scope and method have not been fully worked out, there is great need of a more general knowledge of what has been done in each of the several prisons in which they are maintained. The objective of this bulletin is to provide such information. Four appendixes present: (1) The education of illiterate criminals (Lee N. Taplin); (2) Sing Sing Prison school (J. R. Crowley); (3) The Clinton Prison school, Dannemore, N. Y. (Chas. D. van Orden); (4) Women's Prison school, Auburn, N. Y. (Helen P. Stone). (Contains 5 plates.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Criminals, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Illiteracy, Females, Supervision, Teachers, Class Size, School Libraries, Vocational Education, Males, Psychology
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: New York