Basic education in prisons

  • June 1995

There are millions of people in prisons and other correctional institutions throughout the world. Most of them have no higher vocational or other advanced education, and even in countries with a universal right of access to 10 or more years of schooling, a large minority – commonly between 25 and 40 per cent – face difficulties in reading, writing and numeracy and in conducting social transactions. The right to basic education in prisons has been shown to be a prerequisite for achieving the internationally agreed goal of ensuring a basic level of education for all.

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  • Author/Editor: Sutton; Peter
  • Basic education in prisons
  • UIE; United Nations Office at Vienna. Crime Prevention; Justice Branch, 1995
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  • Available in: English