There are millions of people in prisons and other correctional institutions throughout the world. Most of them have no higher vocational or other advanced education, and even in countries with a universal right of access to 10 or more years of schooling, a large minority – commonly between 25 and 40 per cent – face difficulties in reading, writing and numeracy and in conducting social transactions. The right to basic education in prisons has been shown to be a prerequisite for achieving the internationally agreed goal of ensuring a basic level of education for all.
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- Author/Editor: Sutton; Peter
- Basic education in prisons
- UIE; United Nations Office at Vienna. Crime Prevention; Justice Branch, 1995
- ISBN 92-1-130-164-5
- Available in: English, French, Spanish