Higher Education in Prison Crucial to Teaching About Oppression, Society [jjie.org]


Current conversations about the benefits of providing higher education in correctional facilities revolve primarily around the notion that a postsecondary credential will improve a formerly incarcerated person’s chances of finding employment post-release. There is copious research that demonstrates this phenomenon.

This idea that the provision of higher education in prisons is worthwhile solely because it serves an economic good is incomplete and, in fact, is reductionist. This can remove one’s agency and relegate their choice to engage in intellectual and academic enrichment and fulfillment to mere transactional motivation.

What this glosses over is the fact that race still plays a significant role in post-release employment outcomes even when factoring in increased educational attainment. Study after study after study have found that black folks released from custody continue to struggle to find employment at rates higher than their white counterparts. In some instances, white formerly incarcerated people with lower educational attainment are able to secure employment at higher rates than their black peers with higher educational attainment.

[For more on this story by Erin Corbett, go to https://jjie.org/2019/01/14/hi...-oppression-society/]

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I am pitching a talk at our Rural Arizona women's health symposium in
June. At the heart of my work is "ending cyles of abuse". That means all
forms of abuse.

I want to connect ACE and the impact it has on women's health. One impact
is the unhealthy relationships they come to expect.

We have so many posts and authors each day, it is difficult to choose the
best talking points about abuse experienced in childhood and the ongoing
impact on women's health.

Can you suggest a "best" article for me to read and support?

Thank you,
Holly Crump

On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 1:05 PM ACEsConnection <
communitymanager@acesconnection.com> wrote: