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Jails and Prisons

Educating inmates is cost-effective

Educating inmates is cost-effective

Higher education is the most effective tool we have against recidivism. That's what I told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos last month when she visited the Montgomery County Correctional Facility to learn first-hand about education programs for inmates run by Montgomery College. Forty percent of inmates don't have a high school diploma, according to a RAND study, putting them at high risk for unemployment upon release. Add a criminal record to that picture, and it is not hard to see why recidivism rates are so high. Inmates who are given the chance to study and train for specific career paths improve their chances of success, according to...

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