Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Educate Inmates; Reduce Recidivism

Ex-Offenders Prepare for Work, and Life, at Community Colleges

The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 25, 2012

An excerpt from the article:

The United States leads the world in the number of people incarcerated. This country has less than 5 percent of the global population but more than 23 percent of its inmates.

Statistics like those propelled Ronald A. Williams, a vice president at the College Board, to start a research project on prison education. "If you are going to maximize the talent in the country, you can't ignore seven million people," he says, referring to the total number in prison and jail, as well as on probation and parole. "The question is how best to approach that population."

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