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Correctional Education: Assessing the Status of Prison Programs and Information Needs

Citation

Klein, S., Tolbert, M., Bugarin, R., Cataldi, E. F., & Tauschek, G. (2004). Correctional Education: Assessing the Status of Prison Programs and Information Needs. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.

Abstract

Drawing on existing federal data sources, this report presents indicators on the scope and effectiveness of correctional education programs offered in federal and state prisons. Documenting trends in inmate access to instructional programs, the characteristics of participants, and the outcomes of programs, each indicator is intended to provide readers with an understanding of the status of correctional education programs today and the context in which they are evolving