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How Effective is Correctional Education, and Where Do We Go from Here?

RAND CorporationThis publication from the RAND Corporation provides the results of a comprehensive evaluation on the state of correctional education programs for adults and juveniles. The report includes a meta-analysis on correctional education’s effects on recidivism and post-employment outcomes for adults, as well as a synthesis of research on programs for youth. It also includes results from a nationwide survey of state correctional education directors, which was conducted to understand how correctional education is provided today, and the impact of the recession on programs. The report also provides recommendations on how to improve both correctional education and its related research.