Present and Future Benefits for Adult Inmate Trainees in Greek Prisons

Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 28 May 2019

Present and Future Benefits for Adult Inmate Trainees in Greek Prisons

Vasiliki Papaioannou, Evaggelos Anagnou

Hellenic Open Univercity, Patra, Greece

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Pages: 357-372

Keywords: Correctional Education, Benefits, Personal Development, Professional Rehabilitation, Social Integration


Correctional education aims at challenging the illiteracy which often leads to delinquency and recidivism. In Greece little interest had been shown regarding the education of adult inmates, but with the establishment of Second Chance Schools (SCS) inside prisons, a more systematic and integrated effort was made for the overall development of trainees. Many studies have been conducted regarding the work that SCS provide. For this reason, a systematic review of the relevant bibliography and a compilation of the findings of the studies realized between 2006-2018, regarding the benefits of inmates participating in the educational programs, was considered appropriate. The results demonstrate that there are benefits at the personal, educational and social levels during confinement. After release, the expected benefits are analogous, with the addition of the expectations of the trainees’ expectations for social reintegration and professional rehabilitation.


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