The vast majority of people in prison will eventually be released and be expected to rejoin society, yet most prisoners in the United States do not have even a high school-level education (PRI 2019). This leaves them unprepared to make their way in society. It is unsurprising, then, that recidivism rates are high. This is bad for the individuals...
- Subject Area(s):
- Criminal Justice, Criminology/Delinquency, Education, Law and Society, Penology/Corrections
- Resource Type(s):
- Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
- Class Size(s):
See attached Usage Notes.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Students will understand the challenges faced by incarcerated persons taking college courses in prison.
- After completing this activity, students will explain the challenges faced by incarcerated persons taking college courses in prison. Depending on the nature of the course where this activity is used, this may be done through class discussion, online discussion board, (individual or group) essay, or (individual or group) presentation.