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Mich. Department of Corrections works to offer higher education opportunities to some inmates

“We want to build the evidence that investment in postsecondary education is a cost-effective intervention and a wise use of public dollars,” said Fred Patrick of the New York-based Vera Institute of Justice, an independent, nonprofit research and policy group.

“We also want to show it succeeds at reducing recidivism, supports families and contributes to the economic base of communities.”

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UK: Jailed hacker allowed into IT class, hacks prison computers

Sounds like someone didn’t do their due diligence…

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NY: Inmates getting better educated while locked up

Great stats from NY on education:

  • 43 percent of New York’s 55,000 inmates lack a verified high school education
  • 18,000 inmates were enrolled in academic programs earlier this year, with another 12,500 in vocational shops
  • Last year, 3,199 inmates took the GED and 2,242 passed
  • 88 inmates earned associate’s degrees, 40 earned bachelor’s degrees and 13 got master’s degrees

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Korea: Inmates score high in TOEIC test

From the article: “Inmates are getting higher TOEIC scores than most college students. The number of prisoners who received a score of over 900 out of 990 in the Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) at the Uijeongbu Correctional Institution doubled from last year.”

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Inmates facing long wait for a GED

“About 12 percent of Ohio prisoners are enrolled in education programs, with more than 2,100 receiving a high-school equivalence certificate last year.

A new report by the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee also shows that female prisoners seem far more interested in furthering their education than men do. About 3 in 4 inmates at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville are involved in education programs, far more than their male counterparts at any institution.”

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