Expanding quality higher education for currently and formerly incarcerated people: committing to equity and protecting against exploitation

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Author: Castro, Erin L.; Zamani-Gallaher, Eboni M.


This report examines literature on access to and completion of higher education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated college students, often referred to as justice or systems involved individuals, or individuals with prior criminal histories. Five challenges in need of urgent attention among higher education leaders and personnel, policymakers, and stakeholders are highlighted: (1) Too few non-profit regionally accredited institutions provide credit-bearing and transferrable postsecondary courses inside prisons; (2) Considering the primary desired outcome of higher education in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Equity; Higher education; Disadvantaged; Participation; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Prisoners; Access to education and training; Completion; Policy implications; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Bloomington, Indiana: Association for the Study of Higher Education, National Institute for Transformation and Equity, Lumina Foundation, 2018

Physical description: 31 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 136.610

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