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Bell, Linda G.; Cornwell, Connie S. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2015
This research supports the value of maintaining the family ties of persons in prison. Family healing work will likely affect multiple relationships within the family, especially for the children of prisoners, and increase the possibility of healthy and productive life choices for all family members. The Family Matters course is grounded in family…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Conflict Resolution
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Collica-Cox, Kimberly – Journal of Correctional Education, 2015
Self-esteem is vital to a law-abiding lifestyle and serves to promote successful rehabilitative and reintegrative outcomes, particularly for female offenders often plagued by low levels of self-worth. Prison-based program administrators have the opportunity to achieve their intended programmatic goals while offenders are incarcerated, in addition…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Correctional Rehabilitation, Females, Correctional Institutions
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Urban, Lynn S.; Burton, Barb – Journal of Correctional Education, 2015
The current study is an evaluation of the Turning Points parenting curriculum specially designed for use with incarcerated populations. The project combines intensive parent education with supervised offender mother/child visits in special family visiting rooms as well as ongoing offender support groups to help offender mothers become more…
Descriptors: Employees, Correctional Institutions, Parent Education, Child Rearing
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Platt, John S.; Bohac, Paul D.; Wade, Wanda – Journal of Correctional Education, 2015
The transition to and from juvenile justice settings is a complex and challenging process. Effectively preparing juvenile justice personnel to address the transition needs of incarcerated students is an essential aspect of reducing the negative effects of the school-to-prison pipeline. This article examines program and professional development…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Transitional Programs, Program Development
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Cantrell, Dustin – Journal of Correctional Education, 2013
Many educators view the process of education as transformative. This transformation is important in all classrooms, but it takes on added importance in prison classrooms. The education that inmates receive in prison can mean the difference between the doorway of freedom with a productive future and the revolving door of recidivism. For many prison…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Democratic Values
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Nally, John; Lockwood, Susan; Knutson, Katie; Ho, Taiping – Journal of Correctional Education, 2013
The primary focus of this study was to explore the characteristics of marginally employed (earnings less than $5,000 per year) ex-offenders. Findings from this study include the following: (1) The number of employed offenders varied from 47.7 percent of recently released offenders in 2006 to 49.8 percent of recently released offenders in 2009; (2)…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Underemployment, Criminals, Racial Differences
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Curtis, Rebecca S.; Derzis, Nicholas C.; Shippen, Margaret E.; Musgrove, Kate Racoff; Brigman, Holly – Journal of Correctional Education, 2013
The educational background and work history of adult incarcerated males who were 90 days or less from release were examined in the present study. The Vocational and Educational History Questionnaire (VEHQ), the Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests Revised/Normative Update, and the Basic Achievement of Common Knowledge and Skills were given to offenders…
Descriptors: Males, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Adults
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Cole, Heather; Cohen, Rebecca – Journal of Correctional Education, 2013
This article utilizes a qualitative case study to explore juvenile justice personnel perspectives on school reentry. Juvenile justice personnel are a little tapped into source of information on the inner workings of the school-to-prison pipeline. They provide a unique perspective as firsthand observers of the pipeline, offering a different voice…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Juvenile Justice, Barriers, Qualitative Research
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Borden, Cindy; Richardson, Penny; Meyer, Stephen J. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2012
In the current economic climate it is more crucial than ever to select federal spending projects that are visionary as well as cost-effective. Saving money today may well cost money tomorrow. Such is the case with correctional education postsecondary programming. Selling vocational or trade-training for offenders to the general public is much…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, Liberal Arts, Correctional Education, Program Effectiveness
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Cantrell, Dustin – Journal of Correctional Education, 2012
Many educators view the process of education as transformative. This transformation is important in all classrooms, but it takes on added importance in prison classrooms. The education that inmates receive in prison can mean the difference between the doorway of freedom with a productive future and the revolving door of recidivism. For many prison…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Correctional Institutions
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Shelley-Tremblay, John; Langhinrichsen-Rohling, Jennifer; Eyer, Joshua – Journal of Correctional Education, 2012
This study quantified the influence of visual Attention Therapy (AT) on reading skills and Coherent Motion Threshold (CMT) in adjudicated teens with moderate reading disabilities (RD) residing in a residential alternative sentencing program. Forty-two students with below-average reading scores were identified using standardized reading…
Descriptors: Therapy, Attention, Control Groups, Reading Difficulties
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Halperin, Ronnie; Kessler, Suzanne; Braunschweiger, Dana – Journal of Correctional Education, 2012
Educational achievement has been shown to be negatively correlated with recidivism among those released from prison (Nuttall, Hollmen, and Staley, 2003). The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of a prison art rehabilitation program, Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA), on inmate participation in voluntary educational programs. RTA…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Programs, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, College Programs
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Frank, Jacquelyn B.; Omstead, Jon-Adam; Pigg, Steven Anthony – Journal of Correctional Education, 2012
This article reports the results of a Participatory Action Research (PAR) study conducted by a university faculty member and two incarcerated college graduates in Indiana. The research team designed and piloted a service-learning program specifically aimed at college-level inmates in a maximum security prison. This qualitative study used…
Descriptors: Action Research, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, College Programs
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Koyama, Perie Reiko – Journal of Correctional Education, 2012
While considerable research has been conducted on educational practices and programming for incarcerated youth, significantly less attention has been given to short-term detained youth. The high transience of pre-adjudicated youth, legal protections pending trial, and varying levels of collaboration with correctional personnel have made it…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Federal Legislation, Educational Practices, Juvenile Justice
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Nally, John; Lockwood, Susan; Knutson, Katie; Ho, Taiping – Journal of Correctional Education, 2012
In order to examine the effect of correctional education on post-release employment and recidivism, the Education Division of the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) has established a study group of 1,077 offenders and a comparison group of 1,078 offenders to evaluate the outcome measures (e.g, post-release recidivism). All offenders in the…
Descriptors: Recidivism, Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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