ERIC Number: EJ636666
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
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The Effect of College Programming on Recidivism Rates at the Hampden County House of Correction: A 5-Year Study.
Burke, Lisa Ouimet; Vivian, James E.
Journal of Correctional Education, v52 n4 p160-62 Dec 2001
Former inmates who took college courses in a Massachusetts prison (n=32) were compared with 32 similar former inmates with no college. Results show inmates who completed at least one college course while incarcerated were 21.9% less likely to recidivate 5 years after release. (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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