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Unlocking Potential: Results of a National Survey of Postsecondary Education in State Prisons

Author: Laura E. Gorgol and Brian A. Sponsler, Ed.D.

Unlocking Potential: Results of a National Survey of Postsecondary Education in State Prisons

The issue brief, Unlocking Potential: Results of a National Survey of Postsecondary Education in State Prisons, offers first-of-its-kind data and recommendations aiming to increase the policy attention paid to postsecondary opportunity for incarcerated persons. The study examines data from 43 states—based on results from a national survey sent to state correctional education administrators—about postsecondary education programs in their prison systems. Areas studied included student enrollments and completions, instructional methods, eligibility requirements, and funding sources.

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Date

May 2011

Price

$0.00

Publication Type

Issue Brief

Topic

Access and Success, Accountability, Finance

Funding Partners

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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