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Honors Program Virtual Poster Session: Hadley

Title & Abstract

Life on the Outside: Motivation of Incarcerated Students to Enroll in College or GED Courses

In this poster, it is demonstrated that incarcerated students have the motivation to enroll and complete college or GED courses but these students struggle and encounter challenges that make it hard to stay motivated. Individuals who have been incarcerated often have less education, vocational skills, and more limited social networks compared with those who have never been incarcerated, which compounds the effects of criminal stigma. The interviews were to gather data on different motivations and struggles that incarcerated students face daily. Interview responses showed the varied perspectives and experiences that incarcerated students have encountered throughout their lives and what they are currently going through while incarcerated. Each interviewee expressed difficulties they faced growing up that kept them from their education and now they are all being given the chance to enroll to further their education.

Life on the Outside: Motivation of Incarcerated Students to Enroll in College or GED Courses - Fe Hadley (Video)


Life on the Outside: Motivation of Incarcerated Students to Enroll in College or GED Courses - Fe Hadley (Poster)