The Case for Paid Apprenticeships Behind Bars

Center for American ProgressGovernments at all levels can take steps to improve the employment outcomes of people released from prison and jail—beginning while they are still behind bars. This brief from the Center for American Progress argues that greater access to paid prison apprenticeship programs, which combine on-the-job training with relevant classroom instruction, could effectively improve post-release outcomes, particularly for a group of people who already face significant barriers to labor market entry.