Relationship Between Literacy And Literacy In Jail

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This is a report of the academic journal article “Inmate Literacy Assessment Study at the Lake County Indiana Jail” by Jeanette C. Shutay, Ph.D., David Plebanski, Ph.D. and Michael McCafferty originally published in The Journal of Correctional Education in June 2010.
In this article, for the purpose of determining the relationship between educational level and literacy among prisoners, scholars conducted a research study at the Lake County Indiana Jail. Due to the fact that recidivism rates had risen in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, educators thought education might be an important factor on either a person could have a job and serve the society, or commit a crime and end up being in jail. Previous research
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Looking at the results of the study, prisoners have a lack of education and literacy. The experience at program Books to Prisoners (a program held by Left Bank Bookstore to help send free books to prisoners) also raised my attention to prisoners’ literacy that some of them could not use proper grammar, could not spell correctly, and/or had messy and illegible handwritings. Another finding at Books to Prisoners is that prisoners request dictionaries and thesaurus very often, which tells us that prisoners would like to spend time studying behind bars, for getting out of there. The failure of early education caused the disability to serve the society, and ending up being in jail is not a hundred percent of their fault, when you think about what prevented these people from study. The answer to the question would be social inequality ---- Perhaps they did not have the chance to go to school, perhaps they could not achieve academic goals, even though they went to school because of their Socioeconomic Status, including family, race, gender, financial problems and so on. A second chance of education, in the prison not only gives the prisoner hope, but also helps prisoners explore the potential they have for the society that they did not seek before. In other words, improving prisoners literacy helps decrease social inequality because the reduction of educational attainment. Books to Prisoners provides is a source for prisoners to better their literacy by requesting reading materials. Although this project is unofficial, it still makes a difference for prisoners and the society. Another important takeaway from the article is that proper ways of education is important. Correctional education should be customized for specific groups of people base on gender, race and personal skills; correctional education should focus on working skill as

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