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PONCE DE LEON ROMERO, Laura; LOPEZ ARMIJOS, Gina  and  CAMACHO ROJAS, Rocío. Higher education programs in prisons. Andamios [online]. 2021, vol.18, n.45, pp.487-509.  Epub Sep 27, 2021. ISSN 2594-1917.

Punitive strategies of various States show deprivation of liberty as a central axia for citizen security. In a complementary way to enhance social inclusión Higher Education could be a key tool. This article reviews experiences in prisons in Spain, Ecuador and Mexico. The methodology is based on a comparative study together with analysis of secondary sources and consultation of specialized databases. Outcomes show a deficiency of resources for these programs; improvement of students in self-esteem, safety, communication, social skills and responsible citizenship; decrease in recidivism; and the requirement for actions for labor incorporation.

Keywords : prison; persons deprived of liberty; higher education; social inclusion; recidivism rate.

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