Evaluating Theological Education in Prison

In a recent article, Dr. Robin LaBarbera of LaBarbera Learning Solutions answers the question, “Should we educate those in prison?” Her answer is based on an extensive effectiveness study of World Impact’s Church-based Seminary (TUMI) in prisons in California and Texas. Here’s an excerpt from the article:  

I was there for both quantitative and qualitative research. In response to one open-ended question, "Tell us about the kind of person you were before going to prison and who you are now that you have been a part of the TUMI prison training," participants credited TUMI for strengthening and deepening their faith.  They said, “My incarceration led me back to the Lord and TUMI played a huge part in strengthening and deepening my faith and in preparing me to succeed upon release.”