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The Journal of Prison Education and Reentry (JPER) is an international, open access, peer-reviewed journal for researchers and practitioners. Topics covered include but are not limited to sociology, criminology, adult education and literacy, instructional design, mental and behavioral health, and administration and policy as it relates to the context of prisoner education and subsequent reentry into the community beyond prison walls.

Current Issue: Volume 5, Number 1 (2018)

Papers will be published on a rolling basis until the issue is full.

Full Issue


Vol 5 #1 Full Issue
Ginger Walker


Research Papers


A Realist Model of Prison Education, Growth, and Desistance: A New Theory
Kirstine Szifris, Chris Fox, and Andrew Bradbury


Prison Education in Slovakia from the Teacher's Perspective
Silvia Lukacova, Marek Lukac, Eduard Lukac, Ivana Pirohova, and Lucia Hartmannova