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Jan Osborn, Gregory Barraza
The history of post-secondary carceral education reform in the United States, like criminal justice reform at large, has been non-linear. Beginning in 1965 and up to the early nineties, great strides were made in expanding prison education programs until it was almost completely reversed during the tough-on-crime era. Since 2007, legislation has been introduced to improve the quality and accessibility of education for those currently and formerly incarcerated. A panoramic view of the history of carceral education allows for a deeper understanding of its achievements and, more importantly, its shortcomings—and how to improve upon them as we continue to develop the prison-to-university pipeline. This research uses descriptive and critical analyses to assess gaps in carceral education and how Underground Panthers serves to fill them upon release.
Shlafstein, Sam, "A History of the Changing Terrain of Post-Secondary Education in Prisons and How It Can Inform Programs Serving Formerly Incarcerated Individuals" (2022). Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters. 546.