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Old 03-27-2017, 09:10 PM
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College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

"More than 650,000 prisoners are released every year in the U.S., but no federal agency tracks the unemployment rate for this population. Experts say low reading and technological literacy, as well as reluctance among employers to hire former convicts, means many drop out of the labor force altogether.

Low employment levels for that group cost between $57 billion and $65 billion annually in lost economic activity, according to a 2010 study by the Center for Economic and Policy Research."

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Bard's statistics are garbage and they do not serve as many inmates as they claim. They do seem to snatch up the grants though. There is a great organization in NY that does work in maximum and medium securities for higher education but I don't want to go promoting them, even though they are non-profit.
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According to Canada's Auditor General, our national correctional service spends about 5% of its budget on programs for inmates of all kinds. Education gets very short shrift and is limited to adult ed, high school completion, and a few trades-like programs that don't carry any recognized credential.
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