Access to Good Education, Jobs Scarce in Federal Prisons

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Access to high-quality education is scarce in federal prisons, says Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) on the basis of a survey of federal prisoners. Most classes lack rigor and substance, and are taught by other prisoners, the survey found. Inmates reported taking classes such as crocheting and one based on the TV show Jeopardy. Attaining a college degree is difficult or impossible for most prisoners. The survey reports that most jobs . . .

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