I recently came across this 2004 report produced by Gail Spangenberg of the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy. The Council interviewed prominant members of the Correctional Education Community in 2004 and released their comments and opinions as this publication. It is a wonderfully informative read and actually contains a discussion about funding Correctional Education programs, an issue on which I have been hard pressed to find information. The report is eight years old, but much of the information still seems relevant. Please at least skim through the report, or let me know if this is something that was already on your radar, and let us know your thoughts on the comments and conclusions drawn.
Here is the report link: http://www.caalusa.org/correct_ed_paper.pdf
Thanks much and I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
The report is interesting and very informative. I am currently a grad student in the TESOL MA program at a CUNY college, and I am going to write my thesis on teaching ESL in corrections. A particular issue I want to research is curriculum development, which is mentioned briefly in part IV of the report. There are so many issues in correctional education for native English speakers, I can only imagine how much more difficult it is for non-English speakers. In the last couple of years there have been many organizations and advocates on this subject in the state of New York and the most important result is changing people's perspective and mentality on incarceration, specially the impact it has on everyone economically. Here is a video that may spark interest in this matter.