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  •  the education-incarceration connection (1+ / 0-)
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    From the Prison Policy Initiative website:

    • Percent of U.S. incarcerated population that is completely illiterate: 19%
    • Percent of U.S. adult population that is completely illiterate: 4%
    • Percent of U.S. incarcerated population that is functionally illiterate, meaning they would be unable to write a letter explaining a billing error: 40%
    • Percent of U.S. adult population that is functionally illiterate: 21%

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