From the big house to the school house: admittance of convicted felons into colleges and universities
Stewart, James Michael
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This study focused on the processes and procedures through which colleges and universities review applications for admission from individuals with felony charges or convictions. Research into educational opportunities for individuals with felony convictions, both during incarceration and post-incarceration, supports programs and policies which can assist the individual obtain an education and/or skills. This opportunity for education and skill development can effectively reduce the opportunity for recidivism to the correctional system. Using a quantitative methodology, along with ten open-ended questions, this exploratory research indicated trends and similarities in the processes and procedures used by the survey participants. With funding an issue for any state-affiliated institution, public colleges and universities have an opportunity to partner, in various aspects and manners, with state correctional facilities, to the benefit of the student inmate, the institutions, and society as a whole.