ERIC Number: EJ789183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Reference Count: 4
The Design and Implementation of an Education Program for African American Inmates
Nelson, Nancy J.
Journal of Correctional Education, v58 n3 p262-267 Sep 2007
This article describes an education program initiated by African American prisoners in the Airway Heights Correction Center in Airway Heights, Washington. The purpose of the program was to help the inmates to make productive use of their time while incarcerated and to help lessen the high return rate of African American men to the prison. Although hesitant to permit a race specific program the correctional center awarded the African American Literature Program as volunteer group of the year.
Descriptors: African Americans, African American Literature, Correctional Institutions, United States Literature, Program Design, Program Development, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Recidivism, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia