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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
Prisoner Reentry Institute, 2017
The NYC Justice Corps aims to change the dynamic between justice system-involved young adults and the communities in which they live. At the heart of the program are community benefit projects -- from renovation and restoration projects to educational and arts initiatives -- designed and carried out by Corps members. Community benefit projects…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Young Adults, Focus Groups
Crayton, Anna; Lindahl, Nicole – Prisoner Reentry Institute, 2015
This guide is designed to help readers take the first steps towards continuing their education, whether that means learning English, working towards a High School Equivalency (HSE), learning an occupation, or building on college credits already earned. This guide walks readers through the process of setting educational goals and getting organized;…
Descriptors: Reentry Students, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Guides
Halkovic, Alexis; Fine, Michelle; Bae, John; Campbell, Leslie; Evans, Desheen; Gary, Chaka; Greene, Andrew; Ramirez, Marc; Riggs, Robert; Taylor, Michael; Tebout, Ray; Tejawi, Aenora – Prisoner Reentry Institute, 2013
Virtually every study of the impact of college on incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people demonstrates a positive effect on income, civic engagement, family, and personal health, as well as dramatically reduced recidivism rates. College in and after prison offers a singularly effective strategy for redeveloping individuals, families and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Reentry Students, Institutionalized Persons, Participatory Research
Crayton, Anna; Lindahl, Nicole – Prisoner Reentry Institute (NJ1), 2010
By picking up this guide, you have already taken an important step towards continuing your education. Going back to school will require hard work and dedication. The process will be both challenging and frustrating. But if you stick with it, continuing your education can bring you tremendous rewards. Earning a General Education Development…
Descriptors: College Credits, Student Financial Aid, English Instruction, Correctional Institutions
Lindahl, Nicole – Prisoner Reentry Institute (NJ1), 2007
The rising number of individuals returning to communities from prison and jail represents one of the defining issues of time. Individuals reentering society face myriad challenges, not the least of which is securing viable employment; in addition, each individual has a unique set of experiences, needs and resources. This project stems from the…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Rehabilitation, Transitional Programs