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Providing College To Prison Inmates Series (Part 4)

This is the fourth blog post in the ‘Providing College To Prison Inmates Series.’ This series is based upon seven “Recommendations for Policy and Practice” presented by Contardo on pages 154 through 156 of her text Providing College To Prison Inmates.

“Accept both limitations and possibilities when considering how to provide correctional education.” –Contardo (pg. 155)

In the prison environment, utilizing innovative solutions for correctional education is not always an easy task. One might think the common sense path to fruition would be the most efficient route, but because of policy or politics, the path is closed. So, when hypothesizing about programming implementation, reality and experience are necessary elements. This is because, at times, rules and regulations are arbitrary, lacking any perceptible rhyme or reason. They are because they are and that is the way it will continue to be.

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Providing College To Prison Inmates (Part 3)

This is the third blog post in the “Providing College To Prison Inmates Series.” This series is based upon seven “Recommendations for Policy and Practice” presented by Contardo on pages 154 through 156 of her text Providing College To Prison Inmates.

“Structure correctional education so that prisoners begin their transition while still incarcerated.” – Contardo (pg. 155)

In Providing College To Prison Inmates it is suggested that prisoners be prepared or primed so that they might continue on with college-level learning once released from prison. I wholeheartedly agree with this stance, but believe that this idea needs much more discussion.

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Providing College To Prison Inmates Series (Part 2)

This is the second blog post in the “Providing College To Prison Inmates Series.” This series is based upon seven ‘Recommendations for Policy and Practice’ presented by Contardo on pages 154 through 156 of her text Providing College To Prison Inmates.

“Build interagency partnerships to better address the challenges of providing correctional education.” –Contardo (pg. 155)

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Providing College To Prison Inmates Series (Part 1)

Recently I have been enjoying a tremendous book titled Providing College To Prison Inmates, by Jeanne Bayer Contardo. This is a wonderful book which examines the North Carolina Prison System’s partnership with the North Carolina Community College System, a very fruitful 20-year-old partnership. On pages 154 through 156 of this text, Contardo suggests seven “Recommendations for Policy and Practice.” I liked her suggestions so much that I’ve decided to base a seven-part blog series upon them.

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