Petersburg, VA (PRWEB) September 01, 2011
The Education Behind Bars Newsletter (EBBN) is a free, bimonthly publication focused upon prison education. Its targeted readership includes prisoners, incarcerated students, prison educators, prison administrators, and lawmakers. Education Behind Bars Newsletter is available in print for incarcerated readers and in an electronic format at PrisonEducation.com for those with internet access.
The Education Behind Bars Newsletter is a forum for incarcerated students and prison educators to come together to improve and expand educational opportunities behind bars, to advocate full funding for prison education programs, to improve teaching methodologies specific to the prison demographic, and to combat the astronomical recidivism rates that currently plague American corrections.
Each issue of the Education Behind Bars Newsletter embraces articles catering to each specific targeted demographic. In the attached debut issue, Indiana prison educator Janice Chamberlin, author of Locked Up With Success, laments the recent restriction of funding for prison education programs in the Indiana Department of Corrections. Likewise, Christopher Zoukis, EBBN Editor and author of the forthcoming Sunbury Press title Education Behind Bars, presents a compelling case for prison education, focusing upon reductions in recidivism rates, along with associated cost-benefits and social benefits to the everyday American.
The Education Behind Bars Newsletter strives to be as practical as possible to each population it serves. As such, it is a free publication and will remain that way, supported only through advertising and donations. As the Editor, Christopher Zoukis, notes "An education is an inherent right to all people, incarcerated or not. It is our duty as good Americans to see to it that those in need are cared for and that those who strive to rise out of the criminal lifestyle might do so. Through education, anything is possible. The incarcerated populations of America can grow intellectually and socially. They can stay out of prison and obtain an education which will qualify them for gainful, sustainable employment."
The Education Behind Bars Newsletter may be viewed, downloaded, and emailed for free by going to PrisonEducation.com/ebbn. Prisoners can subscribe to this free publication by writing to: Education Behind Bars Newsletter, P.O. Box 69, Berryville, AR 72616. Its sister publication, Prison Education Blog, may be found at PrisonEducation.com. And its Editor, Christopher Zoukis, may be reached for comment, interview, or submissions at ChrisZoukis(at)Gmail(dot)com.