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McTier Jr., T.S. (2015). Can you help me? What mid-west land grant university is doing to help formerly incarcerated students in higher education (Masters Thesis, University of Nebraska-Lincoln).
Formerly Incarcerated Students (FIS) can be found enrolling in colleges and universities across the United States. When looking at the lack of support and resources available for FIS (who are currently enrolled at a collegiate institution) in higher education, a growing number of researchers identify the transitional experience as problematic for individuals with a criminal background. Although there is recognition of problematic issues for enrolling ex-offenders at any given institution because of safety concerns, lack of knowledge, and concerns of recidivism, one major problem still persists, and that is the lack of resources that are available in higher education. This particular study examines what is being done at the University of Edgewood, a pseudonym for a Mid-west Land Grant University, as FIS navigate through their collegiate experience.
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