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States Look to Adult Basic Education Programs in Prison to Increase Education Levels and Reduce Recidivism February 3, 2007

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Most people in prison or jail have low levels of educational achievement. According to a 2003 report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, about 75% of state prison inmates and 69% of jail inmates did not complete high school, while only 18% of the general population age 18 or older did not complete high school. Yet, barely half of all state prisoners participate in any educational programs during their incarceration, a proportion that has been decreasing over time.

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