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Laying the Groundwork

How States Can Improve Access to Continued Education for People in the Criminal Justice System

Posted: Feb. 11, 2020
Author(s): Leah Bacon, Gina Lee, Josh Weber, Le’Ann Duran
Organization(s): CSG Justice Center

Research shows that continued education is key to reducing recidivism. Yet, the vast majority of states have major barriers to postsecondary education opportunities for people during incarceration and upon release. This report provides a state-by-state analysis of postsecondary education policy and practices, as well as identifies four fundamental “building blocks” to help states ensure that high-quality postsecondary education is readily accessible to currently and formerly incarcerated people.


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| Inside Higher Ed | March 18, 2020
Report Gives States Failing Grade in Inmate Education | The Crime Report | Feb. 13, 2020
Oklahoma ill-prepared to help incarcerated people needing education, according to national report | Tulsa World | Feb. 11, 2020

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