ERIC Number: EJ740039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
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United States Department of Education Update, June 2005
Journal of Correctional Education, v56 n2 p90-95 Jun 2005
In this update, Linton discusses the role of educational programs within correctional institutions. These programs normally receive varying degrees of support from state to state, but two exceptions are the federally administered Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners Program and the Grants to States for Workplace and Community Transition Training for Incarcerated Youth Offender Program. The Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners Program was authorized to "provide financial assistance for establishing and operating programs designed to reduce recidivism through the development and improvement of life skills necessary for reintegration of adult prisoners into society." The federal funds follow an optimistic view that the funded services will reduce recidivism, enhance public safety, and contribute to improved life outcomes for releasing offenders and those who are connected with them.
Descriptors: Safety, Recidivism, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education, Daily Living Skills, Institutionalized Persons, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Federal Aid
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United States