State Recidivism Study
The Correctional Education Association conducted the Three State
Recidivism Study for the United States Department of Education
Office of Correctional Education. The study was designed
to see if education, independent of other programs, could have
significant impact on the behavior of inmates after
release. The analysis of the data indicates that inmates
who participated in education programs while incarcerated showed
lower rates of recidivism after three years.
Literacy Work in
Wheatfield Prison, Dublin Ireland
This paper describes literacy provision in Wheatfield Prison in
Dublin, Ireland. Literacy is provided as an integral part of a broad
education program designed to foster personal development and
prepare prisoners for post-release. A holistic approach to education
is adopted and literacy teaching is integrated wherever possible
into the broader curriculum, including Instructional Technology (IT)
and Creative Arts courses.
Nigerian Prison Through Literacy Education: Echoes From Afar
Usiwoma Evawoma Enuku
Prison population has been on the increase in recent years reaching
well over 70,000 in 1997, seventy percent of whom are functionally
illiterate. Because of limited resource allocation for educational
programs there has been little systematic educational provision for
prison inmates in Nigeria since the inception of the prison service.
In view of the increasing emphasis on correctional education in most
countries in Europe and North America, this paper focuses on the
need to humanize the Nigerian prison system through education
"Read to Succeed": An
Inmate to Inmate Literacy Program in Washington State
Journal of Correctional Education, Volume 51, Issue 3, September 2000.
"Read to Succeed" is a literacy program that serves the general inmate
population of the Washington State Reformatory.
This article describes the specific working of a "state model"
in the hopes that other correctional educators will find it helpful when
developing programs. Everything you
need to start your own program should be included in this article.
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