Philosophy Talk. Philosophy Behind Bars
- Type of resource
- Sound recording-nonmusical
- Recording location
- KALW (Radio station : San Francisco, Calif.)
- February 12, 2017
- Digital origin
- born digital
- Track configuration
- 1 digital audio file
The collection contains Philosophy Talk program audio from 2002 on.
In 1994, Congress eliminated federal funding for college education in prisons. It was, they argued, unjust for prisoners to be eligible for Pell grants when ordinary citizens could not afford higher education. However, research suggests that education in prisons has positive consequences, such as lower recidivism rates and an improved prison environment. So should we have education programs in prisons? Or is the point of prison to punish inmates for their crimes rather than giving them the education many non-felons never receive? John and Ken take a lesson from Jennifer Lackey, who teaches philosophy at Northwestern University and at Stateville Correctional Center near Chicago.
- Use and reproduction
- These files may not be reproduced or used for any purpose without permission. For permission requests, please contact Ken and John (http://philosophytalk.org/contact).