The role of IT in prisoner education

A global view

Authors

  • Jane Garner

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14742/apubs.2017.789

Keywords:

prisoner education, online technology, online education

Abstract

Studies have consistently found that prisoners who undertake education while in prison are less likely to reoffend, and return to prison. However, in an environment where post-secondary education is increasingly being offered via online delivery, prisoners with no access to the internet are experiencing barriers to education offered by non-prison providers. This study examines the Australian prison environment, the education needs of prisoners, and their current access to education, information technology and the internet. Recent and future Australian and international developments in delivering online education to prisoners are examined.

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Published

2024-05-12

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Section

ASCILITE Conference - Full Papers