College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons

McFarland
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The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world’s population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Examining a wealth of studies by researchers and correctional professionals, and the experience of educators, this book shows recidivism rates drop in direct correlation with the amount of education prisoners receive, and the rate drops dramatically with each additional level of education attained. Presenting a workable solution to America’s mass incarceration and recidivism problems, this book demonstrates that great fiscal benefits arise when modest sums are spent educating prisoners. Educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption, reduced domestic spending and a rise in quality of life. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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About the author

Christopher Zoukis is the founder of www.prisoneducation.com, and a contributing writer to The Huffington Post and Prison Legal News. Zoukis advocates for the public and lawmakers to expand educational offerings for prisoners. He is incarcerated at FCI Petersburg Medium, Virginia.
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Publisher
McFarland
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Published on
Oct 28, 2014
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Pages
300
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ISBN
9781476617992
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Language
English
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Genres
Education / General
Social Science / Criminology
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