Prison isn’t the most intellectually stimulating environment, but the dimmest corners of the criminal justice system may actually be a perfect place to liberate an otherwise wasted mind. A new initiative by the White House to issue Pell Grants to incarcerated students is about to test just how truly corrective our so-called corrections system can be.
Haven't read the article but the answer to the headline question is that incarceration pays! They used to say Crime doesn't pay but now it does.
Bang 'em up - even if they ain't done nuthin' They look kinda guilty of summit
"Prison Education Reduces Recidivism By Over 40 Percent. Why Aren’t We Funding More of It?"
Because Republicans, fascists and other conservatives want recidivism to protect their WOD, Big Pharma and Organized Crime from competition, Organized Religion and the politics of fear, a reason for invading countries or taking away their most favored nation status bribes, the drug interdiction-judicial establishment, to keep their private prisons full and profitable and to keep their plebeian inmates disenfranchised from voting for the liberals these would vote for.
It's not about recidivism--who cares if they could be rehabilitated back into society (sarcasm)? CCA and the disgusting slime who are in the business of PUNISHMENT, not rehabilitation, benefit more from having more people in cells. And most people are all about punishment anyway, I think, and have a very distorted view of exactly what real prison life is like.
"Prisons are closed spaces to which we consign open minds" -Doug Latimer comment on Commondreams some time back.
Lack of education in prisons is just one more example of the dumbing down of America...capitalism works best for the ruling class if only they are allowed an adequate education.