One Unexpected Benefit of Educating Young Criminals

It can stop the cycle of crime and incarceration.

23.5% of the United States’ population is incarcerated, and incarceration is one of the biggest costs paid by taxpayers. But education can reverse the trends and break the prison cycle. Investing in in-prison education not only reduces the likelihood of reincarceration, but is more effective at preventing crime than just investing in incarceration. Check out the infographic below, courtesy of Knewton, to learn how individualized and blended learning programs could help incarcerated youth face their challenges and build a better future.

Knewton Prison Infographic

Source: Knewton

Jess Bollyut is a journalist in Georgia. She writes about national news, international affairs, education and information literacy. She's passionate about education reform and solving social problems.