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

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 prison re ... Show more

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

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

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 31 p.

Access item: https://www.indiana.edu/~cece/wordpress/2018/11/21/ashe-nite-paper-series-release-expanding-quality-higher-education-for-currently-and-formerly-incarcerated-people-committing-to-equity-and-protecting-against-exploitation/

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