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Study: Educating Utah Prisoners Pays Off

Utah sees a more than 13-to-1 return on investment when inmates complete vocational secondary education in prison and gain employment afterward, according to a University of Utah study released this week by the state’s Department of Corrections.
July 23, 2013
 

Utah sees a more than 13-to-1 return on investment when inmates complete vocational secondary education in prison and gain employment afterward, according to a University of Utah study released this week by the state’s Department of Corrections.

The study looked at spending on corrections education, the benefit to the state, and the effect of an education and post-prison employment on recidivism rates.

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