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A Determined Man

By Frank Carlile I’m not the smartest person in this prison, but I would like to be. I’ve met some very intelligent people here, and try to learn from each of them. When I first transferred here, I signed up for every class I could. By the time I left the transfer unit, I was

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Vocational and Apprenticeship Training in the Federal Bureau of Prisons

By Christopher Zoukis The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offers a number of vocational training and apprenticeship programs for inmates under their care.  These programs are designed to teach inmates marketable skills which they can use upon release in an effort to gain sustainable employment.  While program offerings differ from institution to institution, the BOP

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Evaluating the Concept of Employment in Prisons: An Idea From Across the Pond

By Christopher Zoukis On February 23, 2013 The Economist published a very thought provoking article entitled “Jobs in Jail: Remunerative Justice.”  This article was about England’s system of putting the incarcerated to work in factory settings within their prisons.  These factories are owned by private entities, not the British government.  According to the article, this is a

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