The Effects of Minnesota Prison-based Educational Programming on Recidivism and Employment, April 2013

Group: Minnesota Department of Corrections

URL: http://www.doc.state.mn.us/PAGES/files/7513/9206/2383/MnDOC_Educational_Programming_Eva...

Description

This study evaluated the effectiveness of prison-based educational programming by examining the effects of obtaining secondary and post-secondary degrees on recidivism and post-release employment outcomes among offenders released from Minnesota prisons between 2007 and 2008. Obtaining a secondary degree in prison significantly increased the odds of securing post-release employment by 59 percent but did not have a significant effect on recidivism or other employment measures such as hourly wage, total hours worked, and total wages earned. Earning a post-secondary degree in prison, however, was associated with greater number of hours worked, higher overall wages, and less recidivism.

Tags

corrections, education, outcomes, programs, recidivism

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Sub-location
Statewide
Categories
Sectors (Govt, Non-Profit, etc)
Gov't
Formats
PDF
Location in resource
N/A
Internet Available?
Yes
Has population data?
No
Mappable?
No
Updated?
No
Frequency
N/A
Year(s) of Publication
2013

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