Education Behind Bars: Comparing Private and State Correctional Facilities Public Deposited

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  • The validity of educational programming in prisons has been extensively researched. Education can increase an offender’s likelihood of returning to legitimate work after being released, raise the opportunity costs of illegal behavior and change an inmate’s physiological responses to committing criminal acts. Reductions in recidivism not only help decrease prison costs, it also decreases victimization. While research has been done on the effects of education in prison, little research has been done which looks at the actual use of these types of programs within prisons. This essay seeks to understand what characteristics of a prison make it more or less likely to offer educational programing to its inmates and to identify potential gaps in availability of programming. Using data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics’ 2005 Census of State and Federal Adult Correctional facilities, this essay will compare educational programming opportunities in private versus state correctional facilities. Through the use of logistic regressions this research found there is no statistically significant difference between state and private correctional facilities in their likelihood to offer educational opportunities to inmates.
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