Providing Free Dyslexia Tutoring at Local Prison
Shine Learning Services is excited to announce that we will be providing free dyslexia tutoring inside a local women's prison!
- 70% of prisoners fall into the lowest two levels of reading proficiency. Low literacy is strongly related to crime (National Institute for Literacy).
- Inmates who participate in correctional education programs have a 43% lower chance of recidivating (i.e., reoffending) and 13% higher chance of finding work after being released. Education provides inmates with the "opportunity to break the cycle, give them the tools and confidence they need to know to go out and know they can be productive citizens" Liebler, D. (2017, July 5). (Imperial County Looks to Reduce Recidivism with Unique Education Program)
- 75% of state prison inmates did not complete high school or can be classified as low literate. 95% of those incarcerated are reintegrated into our communities. Research shows that inmates who are educated are 43% less likely to return to prison. (Adult Literacy Facts)
- While the prevalence of dyslexia in the general population is about 20%, the prevalence of dyslexia in prisoners is more than twice that, or 48%. (Dyslexia in the Prison Population)