This article is the first study examining college-in-prison programs as part of the cost-reducing and risk-management trends currently dominant in criminal justice systems. The article concedes that a college programs will not be of benefit to every inmate and may confer benefits on politically unpopular constituencies, but argues that such educational offerings are nevertheless a powerful tool for reducing recidivism and incarceration costs.
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Knott, Gregory A.
"Cost and Punishment: Reassessing Incarceration Costs and the Value of College-in-Prison Programs,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 32:
2, Article 2.
Gregory A. Knott, Cost and Punishment: Reassessing Incarceration Costs and the Value of College-in-Prison Programs, 32 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 267 (2012).