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The Inmate Education Program Brandon W Raybon Troy University PSE 6660 Dr. Marci Goldstein April, 29, 2011 The Inmate Education Program Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………………3 Article 1…………………………………………………………………………………..5 Article 2…………………………………………………………………………….…….7 Article 3……………………………………………………………………………….….9 Article 4………………………………………………………………………………….11 Conclusions, Summary, and Recommendations…………………………………………13 References…………………………………………………………………………….….14 Introduction: Education in the penal system has been a consistent reminder of the divide in Americans for a long time. While we send criminals to prison to reform it seems that reform means different things to different people. On one hand we as a society feel the need to implement programs to reform inmates, but many people feel that a higher degree of education is something that inmates don’t deserve. The GED program along with vocational training has supplied prisoners with rehabilitation and groundwork for life outside prison. This has not been an issue. When President George Bush enacted the Second Chance Act of 2007 is when the debate started. The principle of the bill is to give ex inmates a fresh start by offering education while incarcerated and other programs when the re-enter society. While the importance of schooling has show increasing income levels and greater purpose for the whole population, the gain from a college education for inmates is more important. However, for incarcerated individuals who receive college educations while incarcerated the recidivism rates are lower. Research advocates that inmates who receive college educations show a much lower recidivism than those who do not attend classes. Postsecondary prison educations can help inmates, relatives, and the public by lowering recidivism and crime rates; increasing the confidence and

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