Time12:00PM1:00PM EST LocationThe Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol, 111 N Grand Ave, Lansing, MI, 48933
Events hosted by RSI

The Need for Correctional Education: Expanding Postsecondary Education in Prison

At the end of 2016, approximately 41,000 individuals were held in Michigan prisons. The overwhelming majority of these individuals will return to society after their sentence is completed; therefore, Michigan residents and policymakers must be concerned with their ability to be productive, contributing members of society upon their return. However, research suggests that a lack of education may increasingly limit formerly incarcerated individuals employment options and may promote their return to crime. In this panel discussion, we hope to give a short history of postsecondary education within prisons before explaining why postsecondary education may be an important part of the solution to this problem – and benefit society as whole.

Lunch will be provided.

For more information contact Jesse Kelley at [email protected]

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