Preparing Prisoners for an Evolving Workplace

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Prisons should aid the re-entry process by providing vocational education and training for prisoners, according to a new position paper released by the Northwestern University Program for Prison Reentry Strategies.

The paper analyzes how the justice system can prepare prisoners to enter a workforce that is increasingly technological and rapidly evolving.

"The curricula for prison-based vocational programs of the future will be developed in partnership with community colleges, businesses, industries and labor," writes the paper's author, Malcolm Young.

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