The Relevance of Vocational Education for Inmates in Monrovia Central Prison, Liberia

Authors

  • Dairus Weah Geegbe
  • Dr. Aloysius Tumukunde

Abstract

This study determined the relevance of vocational education for inmates in Monrovia Central Prison. The study was guided by the following hypothesis; H1: there is a significant relationship between prison overcrowding and vocational education of inmates in Monrovia Central Prison, Liberia. The study adopted a cross sectional case study design. The study population was 1032 from which a sample size of 279 respondents was used for the study. A self- administered questionnaire was the major instrument used for data collection gathering quantitative information regarding the study variables.  Key informant interview guide was designed and administered to key informants to capture qualitative information. The study results revealed that there is a positive and weak relationship between prison overcrowding and vocational education at Monrovia Central Prison, Liberia. The researcher concluded that there is appositive statistical significant but weak relationship between prison overcrowding and Vocational Education in Monrovia Central Prison. The researcher recommended that the government of Liberia should protect prisoners’ physical and mental health. That is to say: the time prisoners spend out of their cells may be increased, with maximum possible time spent in the open air. The Inspector General of Prison Service should ensure that the prison conditions are conducive for proper and full implementation of the rehabilitation programmes like vocational education to the inmates, more learning facilities should be provided and even more well-trained professionals to train the inmates

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Published

2022-06-06