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Jobe, Sarah C. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2019
This paper claims that programs in prisons are challenging the very who, where, how, and what of theological education. The author draws on research from the fields of pedagogy and prison studies, nearly a decade of experience teaching master's level seminary-style classes in prison, and the findings of a two-year cohort of prison educators…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Theological Education
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Sams, Kirsten – London Review of Education, 2014
The article describes the development of a project-based approach to learning in seven Scottish prisons. It argues that the project-based approach is ideally suited to prison education due to its flexibility and ability to enrich the relatively narrow prison curriculum and create meaningful links with wider society, reducing the isolation of…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
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Costelloe, Anne; Warner, Kevin – London Review of Education, 2014
The nature of the education offered in prisons varies greatly. Provision can be focused narrowly on limited objectives, such as training for employment or seeking to "address offending behaviour." On the other hand, where prison education follows the policies of the Council of Europe or the European Union, which are drawn from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Educational Policy
Jacobs, Ann; Weissman, Marsha – Prisoner Reentry Institute, 2019
New York State has long been a leader in education, both higher education and general education in prison, dating back to the 1800s. Following reforms implemented during the administration of Governor Franklin Roosevelt, New York State was later recognized as having the best prison education system in the country (Gehring 1997). At the heyday of…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Higher Education, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Rahe, Alexander; Wuebben, Daniel – Community Literacy Journal, 2019
This article has been written about, and with, the Swintec 2410cc, the typewriter model approved for incarcerated writers in the state of Nebraska and many other prison systems across the United States. The co-authors, one of whom is currently serving a six-year sentence, relate their personal experiences with typewriters and typists as well as…
Descriptors: Offices (Facilities), Equipment, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
Craft, Trevor; Gonzalez, Nicholas; Kelleher, Kevin; Rose, MIKI; Takor, Ofu – Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, 2019
College-in-prison programs are run by accredited universities and colleges, and allow participants to earn college degrees intended to facilitate positive real-world outcomes outside of the criminal justice system. Reduced rates of recidivism and increased employment opportunities are among the most cited benefits of providing higher education to…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Postsecondary Education, Institutionalized Persons
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Rangel Torrijo, Hugo – International Review of Education, 2019
Prison education is a fundamental human right and contributes to democratisation processes in Latin American countries. However, due to the current penitentiary crisis in Latin America (overcrowding, violence, drug dealing etc.), promoting education in prison is a difficult task. Conditions are further exacerbated by structural causes such as…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Educational Policy
Davis, Lois M.; Tolbert, Michelle C. – RAND Corporation, 2019
Before 2013, incarcerated individuals in North Carolina could enroll in college correspondence courses, but there was no coordinated effort to provide a path toward a postsecondary degree or credential. Furthermore, there was no coordination around reentry. The Vera Institute of Justice's Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Project…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education
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Tønseth, Christin; Bergsland, Ragnhild – Cogent Education, 2019
Introduction: Rehabilitation through formal education has been a long-term priority in the Norwegian criminal service. The rehabilitative effect of education is meant to result in employment and thereby ensure a successful return to society. Furthermore, education is considered as one of the most important ways to master life after ending…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Patterson, Margaret – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2019
Incarcerated men and women in state and federal prisons face multiple educational and economic challenges. Disabilities and health concerns of incarcerated adults exceed that of the general population. Despite widespread availability of correctional education programs in prisons, only a small proportion of prisoners complete them. Employing…
Descriptors: Adults, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education
McFarlane, Ruth – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
Participating in higher-level study offers recognised benefits both for the student and the prison and has been proven to reduce reoffending. However, prisoners are restricted from applying for student loans until they are within six years of release. Allowing prisoners to commence their studies earlier in a long sentence could increase student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Loan Programs, Eligibility, Institutionalized Persons
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Adebayo, Tobi Temitayo; Babalola, Adejoke Clara – Voices in Education, 2019
The study provides information on the availability, types of learning activities, and perception of the female inmates towards these learning activities in prisons in Ondo, Osun, and Oyo States. The study adopted the survey design. Total enumeration sampling technique was used for the selection of the sample size. The study discovered that the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Females, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education
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Collica-Cox, Kimberly – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2016
This article explores the importance of social bonds in facilitating an investment in prosocial behavior amongst female prisoners working as HIV peer educators. Female prisoners can lack strong prosocial attachments to both individuals and institutions prior to incarceration. Absent this bond, little prevents the female prisoner from recidivating.…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Females, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prosocial Behavior
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Boodle, Anna; Ellem, Kathy; Chenoweth, Lesley – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2014
People with an intellectual disability in prison can be at increased risk of victimisation, segregation and isolation (Mullen ). Prison systems usually have very few resources to cater to this group's particular needs, and many people may re-enter the community with little or no rehabilitation, poor social connections, poor mental health and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Mental Retardation
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Brosens, Dorien; Croux, Flore; De Donder, Liesbeth – International Review of Education, 2019
This article examines the profile of prisoners who do not take part in formal education while being incarcerated (e.g. language or ICT courses) and the barriers to participation these prisoners experience. Survey data were collected as part of a research project conducted in a remand prison in Belgium (n = 486). The results demonstrate that 29% of…
Descriptors: Barriers, Institutionalized Persons, Foreign Countries, Participation
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