Should prison inmates have a shot at higher education?

“I can understand the idea that people think it’s unfair for people in prison to get an education. It plays into the ‘either/or’ thinking about punishment: anything that is good for prisoners can’t be good for the rest of us. But that’s not true.”

— Joshua Page, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota, to MPR’s The Daily Circuit earlier this week on the subject of educating inmates.

In case you missed the discussion, you can read up and listen to it here.

Above is a related video titled The Promise of Higher Education at San Quentin.