Where: Lounge of Binkley Memorial Baptist Church
Topic: PRISON EDUCATION
Mir Ali shall speak about educating inmates locked-up in prisons and its benefit as compared with the conservative approach that says: “State legislative members argue that prisons have become too lenient and are in need of a shift from rehabilitation and education towards hard-lined crime control”.
To begin with, Mir Ali shall give a brief history of the inception and development of imparting education to inmates, starting from High School Diplomas (or equivalent) to Bachelor and Master Degrees.
In the later part of his presentation, Mir Ali shall introduce and review “Recidivism”, wherein a prisoner released after completing his prison sentence comes back to the prison for a similar crime committed.
Mir Ali by profession is a “Ground-water Geologist” and had worked with a German contractor for nearly thirty five years on German Aid development programs in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran (prior to the Revolution), Ghana in West Africa and in Saudi Arabia. After retirement, in 2005 he has engaged himself in the social problems in the US as well as in the Muslim History of the Middle East.