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Incentives for Inmates

Here's a new twist on the student incentives debate: Prison officials in California are considering offering inmates special privileges if they make use of academic classes.

The brief article doesn't go into much detail, but says that prison classes don't have enough teachers and are frequently disrupted by fights, which might be why participation in classes is low. In addition to considering incentives for inmates, officials are also hiring more teachers and addressing behavior issues.

Also, if you'd like to view all posts about incentives and rewards on Motivation Matters, check out our Incentives/Rewards topic page.

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