Prisoners who get their GED less likely to re-offend, study says

Aug 26, 2013
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The study concludes that while providing education costs $1,400 per inmate, it saves the state roughly $1 million.

Source: Mlive

LANSING -- A new study of the effectiveness of prison education programs has revealed that prisoners who participate in studying while incarcerated have much lower odds of re-offending. The study, conducted by the RAND Corporation on behalf of the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, analyzed a number of research studies conducted on correctional education to determine if educational programs are effective in reducing crime and rehabilitating inmates.

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