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Bureau of Justice Statistics

Rand Corporation

Vera Institute of Justice

World Prison Brief

Prison Policy Initiative

Corrections to College California

College Degree Guide

Higher Education After Incarceration

Articles and Reports

Unlocking Potential: Results of a National Survey of Postsecondary Education in Prisons (Gorgol & Sponsler, 2011)

Learning to Reduce Recidivism: A 50-State Analysis of Postsecondary Correctional Education Policy (Erisman & Contardo, 2005)

Preventing Crime: What Works, What Doesn't, What's Promising (Sherman et al., 1998)

Investing in Futures: Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Postsecondary Education in Prison (Vera Institute, 2019)

Momentum for Prison Education (Smith, 2018)

Literature Locked Up: How Prison Book Restriction Policies Constitute the Nation's Largest Book Ban (PEN America, 2019)


The School to Prison Pipeline: Long-Run Impacts of School Suspensions on Adult Crime (Bacher-Hicks, Billings & Deming, 2019).

Evaluation of North Carolina's Pathways from Prison to Postsecondary Education Program (Davis & Tolbert, 2019)

Getting Back on Course: Educational Exclusion and Attainment among Formerly Incarcerated People (Couloute, 2018)

Measuring Change: From Rates of Recidivism to Markers of Desistance (Klingele, 2019)

"What Percent of the U.S. is Incarcerated?" (And other Ways to Measure Mass Incarceration) (Wagner & Bertram, 2020)

Prison Policy Initiative 2018-2019 Annual Report (PPI, 2019)

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019 (Sawyer & Wagner, 2019)

States of Incarceration: The Global Context 2018 (Wagner & Sawyer, 2018)

Correctional Control 2018: Incarceration and Supervision by State (Jones, 2018)

Era of Mass Expansion: Why State Officials Should Fight Jail Growth (Aiken, 2017)

Following the Money of Mass Incarceration (Wagner & Rabuy, 2017)

Prisons of Poverty: Uncovering the Pre-Incarceration Incomes of the Imprisoned (Rabuy & Kopf, 2015)

The Racial Geography of Mass Incarceration (Wagner & Kopf, 2015)

Don't Stop Now: California Leads the Nation in Using Public Higher Education to Address Mass Incarceration. Will we Continue? (Corrections to College California, 2018)

Expanding Access to Postsecondary Education in Prison: Fact Sheet for Corrections Leaders (Vera, 2017)

Highlights from the U.S. PIAAC Survey of Incarcerated Adults: Their Skills, Work Experience, Education, and Training (NCES IES, 2014)

Making the Grade: Developing Quality Postsecondary Education Programs in Prison (Delaney, Subramanian & Patrick, 2016)

Disproportionate Impact of K-12 School Suspension and Expulsion on Black Students in Southern States (Smith & Harper, 2015)

The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Black and White (ACLU RI, 2015)

How Effective is Correctional Education, and Where do We Go from Here? The Results of a Comprehensive Evaluation (Davis et al., 2014)

The Degree of Disadvantage: Incarceration and Inequality in Education (Ewert, Sykes & Pettit, 2014)

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Correctional Education: A Meta-Analysis of Programs that Provide Education to Incarcerated Adults (Davis et al., 2013)

Are Black Kids Worse? Myths and Facts about Racial Differences in Behavior (Skiba & Williams, 2014)

The Post-Release Employment and Recidivism among Different Types of Offenders with a Different Lvel of Education: A 5-Year Follow-Up Study in Indiana (Nally et al., 2012)

The Education of D.C.: How Washington D.C.'s Investments in Education can Help Increase Public Safety (Ashton)

Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate: Excessive Spending on INcarceration Undermines Educational Opportunity and Public Safety in Communities (NAACP, 2011)

Education & Incarceration (Western, Schiraldi & Ziedenberg, 2003)

Education Opportunities in Prison are Key to Reducing Crime (Bender, 2018)


GTL: Using Education to Change Correction

Offering Prisoners a Second Chance Through Education

How I Learned to Read - and Trade Stocks - In Prison

College Behind Bars PBS Trailer

Why Correctional Education Matters

Why Invest in College in Prisons?

The Impact of Prison Education: A Short Documentary

How Education Gave this Former Prisoner a Second Chance

Cory Booker Tess the Truth About Our Prison System

He Who Opens a School Closes a Prison

Prison to School Pipeline: Education as Transformation

Turning Prisons into Schools

Education in Prisons

The Prison Education Paradox

Imagining Possibilities: In Class with NYU's Prison Education Program

How These Inmates are Getting an Ivy League Education

Inmate University?

Ban the Box: Kevin Hyde

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