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Faith Lutz leads discussion of “College Behind Bars: Why Educate Inmates?”
October 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Prison education programs have been shown to have positive outcomes. When education programs are implemented in prisons, inmates are significantly less likely to become repeat offenders and are more likely to find stable employment after release. Despite these benefits, the number of education programs available in US prisons has dropped from 350 postsecondary programs in 1990 to only 12 by 2005.
Why aren’t we prioritizing education in prisons when the research shows that it reduces repeat crime? What can be done to change this?
Dept. of Criminal Justice and Criminology Professor Faith Lutze will lead the discussion with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Students can register for this event on CougSync, and Global Campus and urban campus students are invited to join the discussion via live stream on CCE’s YouTube channel. Visit cce.wsu.edu for more information. Common Reading Stamp available.