College behind bars: An old idea with some new energy
Article detailing the expansion of educational offerings in state and federal prisons and research on the impact of such programs.
From the Associated Press article:
Eight years ago, when Noel Caldellis began serving time for killing a university student, his main objective was to make 20-plus years in prison pass as quickly as possible: work out, walk circles in the yard with inmates and watch TV.
A few years into his sentence at the Monroe Correctional Complex, Caldellis discovered he could spend his time developing his mind as well as his body, moving from the weight room to the classroom. Read more.