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Walker, Karen – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2006
With the advent of "Get tough on crime" and "Three strikes" in the 1980s and 1990s, correctional facilities have become overloaded with prisoners who are often repeat offenders. 51% of those imprisoned have a GED or high school diploma. Out of the remaining 49%, 36% of inmates had not completed the ninth grade and approximately…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Literacy, Recidivism, Community Colleges