• Scholarly report

Alternative credentials in prison State practices and individual benefits

NCICTE will conduct a study to assess the extent to which alternative credentials are offered in prison in a small sample of states, the obstacles prisons face when providing these services, and the characteristics of inmates pursuing and obtaining these awards.


Tolbert, M., Rasmussen Foster, L., DeMichele, M., & Cataylo, S. (2016). Alternative credentials in prison: State practices and individual benefits. Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education.