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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)



First Advisor

J.W Harris

Second Advisor

Lena B Knox

First Committee Member

J.W Harris


It is the purpose of this study to show how the Academic Educational Program of the Adult Authority at San quentin in succeeding or failing in its avowed aim, the education of the illiterate prisoners. The protection of society, both immediate and ultimate, in conceived to be the primary purpose of a correctional system. "1 However, this study will not include the broad rehabilitation phase of the programs but will be limited to the academic accomplishments in terms of public school grade placement.





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