Welfare and recidivism outcomes of in-prison education and training
Centre for Innovative Practice
This report represents the final stage of a three-phase study of the project ‘Labour market outcomes of education and training during incarceration’. The two earlier phases were the extraction of WA Department of Corrective Services (WADCS) prison and training data (Phase 1), and the extraction of Centrelink (CL) welfare data and the linkage of these data with the WADCS data (Phase 2). Analysis of the contribution of in-prison study to reduced recidivism and reduced welfare dependence (Phase 3) is reported here.