Alabama is one of a handful of states testing out a new tablet-based educational platform created by FinTech portfolio company, American Prison Data Systems, in its state correctional facilities. Inmates who were previously unreachable are seeing drastic behavioral change.
Certainly, there’s a growing consensus that the more educated offenders are, the less likely it is they’ll return to the correctional system. A recent report by Rand Corp found that inmates who participate in correctional education programs have a 43% lower chance of recidivating than those who don’t. In addition, according to the research, their odds of finding a job after release is 13% higher.