TABLE 2-8 Participation in Educational Programs Since Most Recent Incarceration or Sentence, for State and Federal Prison Inmates, 1997 and 1991, for Local Jail Inmates, 1996, and for Probationers, 1995

 

State

Federal

Local Jail Inmates 1996

Probationers 1995

Variable

1991

1997

1991

1997

Educational programs Total (%)

56.6

51.9

67.0

56.4

14.1

22.9

Basic

5.3

3.1

10.4

1.9

0.8

0.4

GED/high school

27.3

23.4

27.3

23.0

8.6

7.8

College courses

13.9

9.9

19.9

12.9

1.0

6.1

ESOL

NA

1.2

NA

5.7

NA

NA

Vocational

31.2

32.2

29.4

31.0

4.8

7.0

Other

2.6

2.6

8.4

5.6

2.1

3.4

Number of inmates

709,042

1,046,136

53,753

87,624

501,159

2,055,942

NOTE: Detail may not add to total because of rounding or inmates’ participation in more than one program.

NA, not available; GED, general equivalency diploma; ESOL, English speakers of other languages.

SOURCE: BJS, 2003b.



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