The role of education and training in prison to work transitions
Faculty of Business and Law
School of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Finance, Economics, Markets & Accounting Research
The focus of the Western Australia correction system on more rehabilitation and the provision of skills is designed to assist offenders gain self-sufficiency. This report examines the study and work experiences of state prisoners before and during their incarceration and their expectations of post-release outcomes. It finds that differences in work and study patterns result from choices made by prisoners within the constraints of prisoner management plans, prison jobs and course availability, and their previous work and study backgrounds. Prisoners undertaking VET courses expect better labour market futures than those who are undertaking non-vocational education courses or prison work only.