Saturday, February 7, 2009
(image courtesty of CDCR.ca.gov)
Several CA correctional institutions report the number of GED certificates, and other diplomas and degrees, earned by inmates.
Congratulations to those who have achieved this important milesone, which will be invaluable on the other side of the fence. As this data from NCSALL demonstrates, one's earning potential, particularly if one belongs to a racial minority, substantially increases with a GED. The good folks at Brown University, particularly John Tyler, are continuing to keep track of the impacts of prison education and of other issues pertaining to employment prospects after release, for those of you who want to learn more.