Does providing inmates with education improve postrelease outcomes? A meta-analysis of correctional education programs in the United States

  title={Does providing inmates with education improve postrelease outcomes? A meta-analysis of correctional education programs in the United States},
  author={Robert Bozick and Jennifer L. Steele and Lois M. Davis and Susan Turner},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Criminology},
ObjectivesOur study addresses the question: Does providing inmates with education while incarcerated reduce their chances of recidivism and improve their postrelease employment prospects?MethodsWe aggregated 37 years of research (1980–2017) on correctional education and applied meta-analytic techniques. As the basis for our meta-analysis, we identified a total of 57 studies that used recidivism as an outcome and 21 studies that used employment as an outcome. We then applied random-effects… 

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