Do prisons use third grade reading scores to predict the number of prison beds they’ll need?

Politicians find the factoid a pithy way to emphasize the importance of early childhood reading. And journalists find it a convenient lede for stories highlighting the good work of reading programs across the country. But, do prison builders really use third grade reading scores to predict the number of prison beds they’ll need? The idea … Continue reading Do prisons use third grade reading scores to predict the number of prison beds they’ll need?