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SXSW EDU 2021

Unlocking Opportunity for Incarcerated Learners

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the failures of U.S. mass incarceration and the need to address the revolving prison door. 95% of people in prison will get out someday, and research suggests that those who receive education are up to 43% less likely to reoffend and 13% more likely to land a job after release. Join us to learn how innovative delivery models for prison education can prepare inmates for post-release success and uncover the potential of millions of learners.

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  1. Explore how incarceration cements individuals, families, and communities at the bottom of the economic ladder.
  2. Understand the importance of well-rounded correctional education programs for reducing recidivism rates.
  3. Discover how innovation in prison-based digital learning is improving outcomes for incarcerated learners.

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Hannah Leedle, Director of Social Impact, Whiteboard Advisors

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  • Tags: edtech, social justice
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Equity & Justice
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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