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link between educational disadvantage and prison

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:25 am
by James Curran
Half of prisoners drop out of school before Junior Certificate

Just over half of prisoners dropped out of school before the Junior Certificate, according to an unpublished survey by the Irish Prison Service. The study, based on more than 800 inmates at Midlands and Limerick Prisons and Wheatfield Place of Detention, in west Dublin, between 2015 and 2017, provides a stark insight into the link between poor education and the prison population.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/educati ... -1.3381403