Prison Education Program Analysis

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I found the first main point interesting because I never that prisoners can finished their bachelor’s degrees in the prison. I never know that there are some programs that designed graduate program for the prisoners. After I read this article, I found out that education program are very important for the prisoners. There are many inmates in the prison who desire to learn. “He observed that there were a small but highly motivated number of prisoners who had finished their bachelor’s degrees and wanted to take more advanced courses.” (Marable, 2011, p.387) There were a portion of these prisoners who graduated with master’s degrees. Most importantly, “only 5 percent of those inmates who have completed the program and were released were subsequently returned to prison.” (Marable, 2011, p.388) From these data we can see that education program …show more content…

“The NYTS program is exceptional, in part, because so few educational programs of its type exist in U.S prisons.” (Marable, 2011, p.388) “The total amount of educational support granted prisoners, $35 million, represented only 0.6 percent of all Pell Grant funding nationally. (Marable, 2011, p.392) Even though our government spent a lot of money on criminal-justice system and prison industrial complex, but most of the money are used to build more prison to hold more inmates instead of create more education programs to educate the prisoners to reduce recidivism rate. “Prisoners with a college education have recidivism rate of only 5 to 10 percent.” (Marable, 2011, p.392) Our criminal-justice system and prison industrial complex should use to correct the prisoners, and not only punish them. We need to tell and teach them what they did wrong and give them chance to return to the society. If we send those people to jail and teach them nothing, they will think that the only wrong thing they did were got caught by the police. Consequently, they will return to jail again and

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