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College for convicts : the case for higher education in American prisons

Author: Christopher Zoukis
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provide education to prisoners and they won't return to crime. Presenting a workable solution to America's over incarceration and recidivism problems, this book demonstrates that great fiscal benefits arise when modest sums are spent educating prisoners, instead of dedicating exponentially higher resources to confining them. Educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zoukis, Christopher.
College for convicts
(DLC) 2014038278
(OCoLC)882191731
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Zoukis
ISBN: 9781476617992 1476617996
OCLC Number: 893439493
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 290 pages)
Contents: Why do we care? --
A historical perspective on prison education --
Prison education today : a reality check --
Barriers to betterment : roadblocks in the cell block --
Oases in the desert --
Options for distance learning --
Too late, too old? --
No guts, no gain --
What the world knows --
Thinking inside the box to make it happen --
Appendices: Federal bureau of prisons program statements --
Prisoner publications and pen-pal clubs --
Funding for correctional education --
Free and discounted books for prisoners --
Federal financial aid for incarcerated individuals FAQ --
Numbers tell a story --
Prison education in Europe --
Reentry facts.
Responsibility: Christopher Zoukis ; foreword by Alex Friedmann.

Abstract:

"Provide education to prisoners and they won't return to crime. Presenting a workable solution to America's over incarceration and recidivism problems, this book demonstrates that great fiscal benefits arise when modest sums are spent educating prisoners, instead of dedicating exponentially higher resources to confining them. Educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption"--

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A Win-Win idea for budget and society

by educationforprisoners (WorldCat user published 2015-02-18) Excellent Permalink

An intelligent and well researched book supporting the idea that a postsecondary education is the most successful and cost-effective method of preventing crime. Reducing recidivism AND saving $60 billion each year is a no brainer.

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