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Research Brief: Education as Crime Prevention
This research brief presents data on the impact of education on crime and crime prevention, and examines the debate on providing higher education to inmates.

Women Prisoners: A Survey of Their Work and Training Experiences in Custody and On Release
Becky Hamlyn
It is important for prisoners to gain employment on release. This study formed recommendations for the increased employability of women who have served prison sentences, to encompass prison work and training regimes, and to show how prisons can better prepare women for their release.

Corrections Education: a learning profiles special report
Presents statistics to support that lack of education is a primary cause of crime today. Discusses what is currently being done to address some of the unique problems facing the prison population to ensure that once released, prisoners will have the tools necessary to function effectively in today's society.

Federal Bureau of Prisons QUICK FACTS
Data presented on this page are extracted from BOP automated information systems. The data presented here relate to offenders in BOP facilities. A link to weekly population figures is provided.

National Institute for Literacy Correctional Education Fact Sheet
This fact sheet includes statistics on the need for correctional education in the United States, the US delivery system, and the outcomes of correctional education programs.

Prison-Based Education Very Effective at Crime Prevention
This national study outlines evidence linking prison-based education programs to reduced recidivism rates and crime prevention. Titled "Education as Crime Prevention: Providing Education to Prisoners," the study says that prison education programs also lead to substantial savings, higher productivity and employment levels for released inmates, and improved security within prisons.

Analysis of Recidivism Rates for Participants of the Academic/Vocational/Transition Education Programs Offered by the Virginia Department of Correctional Education
Kim A. Hull, Stewart Forrester, James Brown, David Jobe, Charles Mccullen
Journal of Correctional Education Volume 51 Issue 2 June 2000
The following report is an analysis of statistical information on program completers of various academic, vocational, and transitional programs offered by the Virginia Department of Correctional Education (DCE) to the inmate population within the Virginia Department of Corrections (DOC). The study was initiated by the Superintendent of the Department of Correctional Education and was designed to assess the impact of DCE programs on recidivism. The sample of three thousand records (N = 3,000) of men and women released during the period 1979 1994 was examined with regards to involvement in educational programs while incarcerated and post-release reincarceration within the Virginia Department of Corrections and employment status while on parole/probation. Findings suggest that completion of an educational program while incarcerated may be positively and directly related to post-release community adjustment. Available in PDF format. Adobe Acrobat reader required.

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