Unlocking Minds in Lockup: Prison Education Opens Doors

Unlocking Minds in Lockup Prison Education Opens Doors In Unlocking Minds in Lockup Jan Walker candidly describes her reactions to prison realities belief in education as a door opener for offenders and their responses to the programs she developed and t

  • Title: Unlocking Minds in Lockup: Prison Education Opens Doors
  • Author: Jan Walker
  • ISBN: 9780990310259
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Unlocking Minds in Lockup Jan Walker candidly describes her reactions to prison realities, belief in education as a door opener for offenders and their responses to the programs she developed and taught She gives readers an honest look at the rhythms of working inside, seeing inmates as students, and helping them prepare for reentry to society Through the years she coIn Unlocking Minds in Lockup Jan Walker candidly describes her reactions to prison realities, belief in education as a door opener for offenders and their responses to the programs she developed and taught She gives readers an honest look at the rhythms of working inside, seeing inmates as students, and helping them prepare for reentry to society Through the years she confronted negative attitudes and behaviors with honesty and options for even those who committed the most serious crimes to change their lives through critical thinking, open discussion in class and reaching out to their families and communities Unlocking Minds in Lockup answers the nationwide call for criminal justice reform with an inside view of prison education making a difference Mass incarceration led to over 2 million adults inside prison Current cost to taxpayers is estimated at over 70 Billion dollars per year The reader is invited to step inside adult men s and women s prison classrooms to see and hear incarcerated students work to change their attitudes, behaviors and choices There are 2.7 million children in the US with a parent in prison and millions with a parent under court supervision The best way to stop the incarceration cycle in families is through educating adults inside prison now and preparing them to return to their families and communities as productive citizens.

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    • Jan Walker has spent a large part of her life developing and implementing educational programs, primarily parenting programs, for inmates, and the textbook she has written for these classes is used in prisons around the USA. This book is her account of her work with prisoners of both genders in Washington State. Most of her material addresses her work with serious offenders housed on McNeil Island, a place with a notorious reputation locally because it houses sex offenders. Thank you, Net Galley [...]

    • This book is part memoir, part exposé on our prison system. It's an interesting read, from the perspective of a woman who spent almost two decades educating inmates. What makes this book unique, for me, is that the author did not start out as an activist. She had no strong beliefs about our justice system. She sort of fell into the job, figuring it out as she went along. Because this memoir encompasses decades, some of the author's experiences no longer apply to current circumstances. Laws and [...]

    • Walker combines personal anecdotes with statistical facts to shed light on and suggest solutions for a problem in American prison. While I've never been in prison, I have been to an extended stay at a hospital. I was surprised at the similarities in educational supplies: the books are ancient, and any other supplies tend to mysteriously misplace themselves. I feel bad for taking the light off of prisons, but it's the only relatable experience I have. As far as the general and voting public are c [...]

    • I work toward abolishing the prison industrial complex; a long-term goal. Meanwhile, I also volunteer with an organization that provides higher education in a Washington State prison. I've been to the prisons Jan Walker has worked in, and I'm interested in how prison culture and DOC policies have changed over time. I liked this book for its focus on Washington prisons.That said, I don't share the author's perspective on several issues related to prisoner communication and treatment. Her perspect [...]

    • Having an interest, I was really looking forward to this book, but it didn't download properly and was archived before I could try again.

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