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Higher education, incarceration, women, students, digital education, Global South
Education in the correctional environment is endorsed as an effective rehabilitative tool linked to reducing recidivism and improving reintegration. Unfortunately, while researchers from the Global North are particularly active on the subject of the accessibility of digital education in corrections, the same cannot be said for the Global South. Of further concern is that few of the studies conducted have focused specifically on incarcerated women’s access to education. As discussed in the literature review to follow, research regarding higher education in corrections has the potential for expanding academics, stakeholders, and policy makers understanding of incarcerated students’ pathways towards education attainment. Using an intersectional feminist framework, I argue that there is a need for further research on Global South and gender responsive perspectives on carceral education. Research on the topic can identify opportunities offered and challenges faced, as well as the possible implications for students broader societal functioning post-release.
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