For the better part of a century Americans believed education and training would help criminal offenders turn their lives around. Today, however, Virginians have abolished parole, and the state spends more money each year on prisons than on higher education. Old Dominion University criminal justice professor Lucien Lombardo examines the changing face of corrections—what works and what doesn’t.

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Also: Rappahannock Community College English professor Ron Carter discusses his research on literature written by and about prisoners.

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