Prison Education Programs and Their Impact on Recidivism in Canada
Keywords:prison, prisoners, education, recidivism, Canada
Prisoners are one of the most marginalized and vulnerable populations within any society. Education programs offered by Correctional Service Canada (CSC) and the Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General (SOLGEN) have been critiqued for not adequately preparing prisoners to return to their communities. In this article, I explore the types of education programs available to Canadian prisoners and suggest how the federal and provincial governments can support new and innovative prison education policies using examples from the United States. I also discuss the benefits of post-secondary education to prisoners and its impact on recidivism.
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