Penny L. Richardson's scientific contributions

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Participation in postsecondary programs in correctional settings is low, despite evidence of positive outcomes and national emphasis on postsecondary education to meet labor market demands. Research related to implementation of correctional education programs has focused on adult basic and secondary education programs while less is known about impl...

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... One way to aid incarcerated individuals in becoming selfsufficient after being released is by creating opportunities for them to acquire skills that would facilitate the development of social capital through correctional education programs. Receiving a postsecondary education while incarcerated can make a huge difference in the lives of those who were educationally under-resourced prior to being convicted (Meyer et al., 2010). Thus, the intention of this manuscript is to explore how correctional education can potentially lead to the development of social capital for incarcerated individuals by centering the voices of those who chose to participate in postsecondary education programs when given the opportunity. ...