Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education: A Meta-Analysis of Programs That Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults

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After conducting a comprehensive literature search, the authors undertook a meta-analysis to examine the association between correctional education and reductions in recidivism, improvements in employment after release from prison, and other outcomes. The study finds that receiving correctional education while incarcerated reduces inmates' risk of recidivating and may improve their odds of obtaining employment after release from prison.

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PreviousMetaAnalyses of Correctional Education
Comparison of the Costsof Correctional Educationand Reincarceration Costs
CHAPTERFOUR The RelationshipBetween Correctional Education
Creating a Common Performance Scale
Role of Program Type

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Lois M. Davis (Ph.D., Public Health, UCLA) is a health policy researcher at RAND, a former National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral fellow, and a former Pew Health Policy Fellow.

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