What is the impact of education in prisons? 

There have been a wide range of studies regarding education in prisons. These indicate that education is a cost-effective and successful strategy with a wide range of benefits from reducing recidivism, reducing violence and rule violations in prisons, and improving a wide variety of success indicators for individuals post-incarceration. 

If you are interested in learning more, here are some places to start: 

"College for Ex-Offenders: A Guide to Continuing Education After Prison"