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Located below are several highlighted resources in the Manager/Administrator category. If you would like a list of all the resources in this category, click here.

Enhancing Services to Inmates with Learning Disabilities: Systemic Reform of Prison Literacy Programs
Juliana M. Taymans and Mary Ann Corley
This article presents principles of systemic reform that can guide correctional education staff through a process designed to improve educational services for inmates with LD. Steps to systemic reform of literacy programs include the following: (1) bring all the stakeholders together to create a shared vision and develop an action plan; (2) enlist administrative support; (3) provide meaningful and ongoing professional development opportunities; (4) identify resources; and (5) continuously monitor and improve the change process.

Educating the Incarcerated Female: An Holistic Approach
Dr. H. C. Davis
The author addresses the unique, and often unmet, needs of female inmates. He also describes a number of innovative programs and methods that make up and extend prison literacy programs, and prepare female offenders for re-entry into the community. Many of the innovations are currently in use at the author's school, the Eddie Warrior Correctional Center (EWCC) in Taft, Oklahoma.

Correctional Education Association
The CEA is a membership association of education professionals working in a wide range of correctional settings.  CEA can assist adult literacy practitioners through legislative advocacy, professional development activities, publications, and networking services.

National Institute of Corrections
The National Institute of Corrections is a center of correctional learning and experience that aims to advance and shape effective correctional practice and public policy, respond to the needs of corrections through collaboration and leadership, and provide assistance, information, education, and training. NIC is a small agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, that provides assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies working with adult offenders. NIC also provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers.

Office of Correctional Education
The redesigned Office of Correctional Education (OCE) website features information on funding and technical assistance for state and local correctional education agencies that provide quality educational programming to incarcerated individuals.

Virginia Department of Correctional Education
The Department of Correctional Education (DCE) provides educational services in adult and youth correctional facilities throughout Virginia to incarcerated youth and adults who have been unsuccessful in the public schools and their communities.

Los Angeles County Jail   
The Correctional Education Division (CED) of the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District provides a complete package of education services at all jail facilities located throughout the four thousand square miles in Los Angeles County.  A wide range of academic and vocational courses is offered as well a a selection of support instructional programs unique to the needs of the student inmate.

Federal Bureau of Prisons
The Federal Bureau of Prisons was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for Federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of the 11 Federal prisons in operation at that time.

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.

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