Tech companies roll out digital education pilot to incarcerated youth

Two tech companies are joining forces to launch a digital pilot program focusing on education, re-entry skills and vocational programming for incarcerated youth. Endless was founded in 2012 with the mandate of making computing accessible around the globe, with or without

Read More

Not So Hard Time: How Some Inmates Find Success Post-release

The U.S. may have the worst recidivism rate in the world at 76.6 percent, but that doesn’t mean the system has failed every prisoner. There are a handful of inspiring stories about some that went to jail and used their

Read More

Correctional Education Crucial to Inmates’ Future Success

America’s prison population began to spike in 1975. But why? Prior to that time, the incarceration rate was pretty level. Since the late 70s, though, prisons have become more packed each year. Longer sentences and expanded enforcement and imprisonment of drug-related

Read More

Florida Bill Seeks To Educate Prisoners to Reduce Recidivism

In Florida, one in four released prisoners is re-incarcerated—and it’s a lack of education that’s largely to blame. With the average Florida inmate having just a sixth-grade education, the chances of finding steady work at a living wage are slim.

Read More

Governor recognizes achievements of prison school graduates

At a recent graduation in Arkansas, there were no mortarboards and gowns allowed — those could hide weapons. Excited family members were told to calm down and be seated when their cheers got too rowdy. There were locks, gates and plenty of security, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm over the event, where 641 inmates of the state’s prison schools were graduating, and Governor Asa Hutchinson was speaking— the only graduation speech request he accepted this year.

Read More

North Carolina Prisons Add Technology to Rehabilitation Toolbox

By Christopher Zoukis There are more than 37,000 inmates in 55 prison facilities in North Carolina. Each year, more than 20,000 inmates are released. In fact, 98% of the entire country’s inmates will be released at some point in the

Read More