Mandatory Versus Voluntary Prison Education and Academic Achievement

@article{Ryan1994MandatoryVV,
  title={Mandatory Versus Voluntary Prison Education and Academic Achievement},
  author={T. Antoinette Ryan and Kimberly A. Mccabe},
  journal={The Prison Journal},
  year={1994},
  volume={74},
  pages={450 - 461}
}
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