ERIC Number: EJ710949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb-24
Reference Count: N/A
Untapped Potential: From Whom Life Has Taken a Great Deal, the Women at Bedford Hills Are Getting Much in Return--In the Form of Education
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n1 p32 Feb 2005
This article discusses the benefits and successes of the precollege and college programs available and actively used by around 150 or 18 percent of the 820 or so women in Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York. It provides background on the Facility and personal accounts from women who have had positive experiences from the educational programs there. For many of the women in this incarceration facility, the college program gives them their futures back.
Descriptors: College Programs, Females, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Rehabilitation, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Access to Education, Postsecondary Education
Cox Matthews and Associates, Inc., 10520 Warwick Avenue, Suite B-8, Fairfax, VA 22030-3136. Web site: http://www.blackissues.com.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York