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Program Design: Learning Digital Skills in a Corrections Setting
Research Briefs and Case Studies
  • Jill Castek, Portland State University
  • Gloria Jacobs, Portland State University
  • Kimberly D. Pendell, Portland State University
  • Drew Pizzolato, Portland State University
  • Stephen Reder, Portland State University
  • Elizabeth Withers, Portland State University
Document Type
Research Brief
Publication Date
  • Prisoners -- Services for,
  • Literacy programs -- Design,
  • Adult literacy,
  • Computer assisted instruction,
  • Digital divide
The Learning Digital Skills in a Corrections Setting Brief describes the mentoring and learning model as applied in the Orleans Parish Prison Reentry Program. The brief also discusses the unique value of this program in a reentry setting. Also included is information about the logistics of ensuring Internet security and compliance to law prohibiting inmate access to the internet. The Research Briefs series highlight key findings about how underserved adults acquire digital literacy skills, and include quotes from participants and practitioners. The Briefs are designed to be accessible by practitioners, program administrators, and policy makers to inform and enhance digital literacy programs.

Authors listed in alphabetical order.

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Citation Information
Castek, J., Jacobs, G., Pendell, K., Pizzolato, D., Reder S., & Withers, E. (2015). Program Design: Learning Digital Skills in a Corrections Setting (Digital Literacy Acquisition in Brief).