skip to content
Higher education programs in prison : what we know now and what we should focus on going forward Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Higher education programs in prison : what we know now and what we should focus on going forward

Author: Lois M Davis; RAND Social and Economic Well-Being (Program); Rand Corporation.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2019.
Series: RAND Perspective series, 342.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Summary:
Each year, more than 700,000 incarcerated individuals leave federal and state prisons and return to local communities where they will have to compete with individuals in those communities for jobs. In today's economy, having a college education is necessary to compete for many jobs, and the stakes for ex-offenders are higher than they are for others. There are different perspectives about whether postsecondary  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lois M Davis; RAND Social and Economic Well-Being (Program); Rand Corporation.
OCLC Number: 1120673480
Notes: Title from PDF document (viewed August 22, 2019).
"August 2019."
Description: 1 online resource (15 pages).
Series Title: RAND Perspective series, 342.
Responsibility: Lois M. Davis.

Abstract:

Each year, more than 700,000 incarcerated individuals leave federal and state prisons and return to local communities where they will have to compete with individuals in those communities for jobs. In today's economy, having a college education is necessary to compete for many jobs, and the stakes for ex-offenders are higher than they are for others. There are different perspectives about whether postsecondary programs in prison should lead to academic degrees or industry-recognized credentials. Drawing on past RAND research on correctional education and focusing on the Second Chance Pell Experimental Sites Initiative and the Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education initiative in North Carolina, this Perspective summarizes research on the effectiveness of educational programs in helping to reduce recidivism, key lessons learned in providing college programs to incarcerated adults, and remaining issues that need to be addressed, including how to ensure long-term funding of in-prison college programs and the need for an outcomes evaluation to learn from the Experimental Initiative.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.