Episode 75: Dr. Harry Dammer on Prison Education

In this episode of the Saint Leo 360 podcast, we showcase Episode 1 of the “As a Matter of Fact” podcast series. Hosted by Dr. Lisa Rapp-McCall, a professor of social work at Saint Leo University, the series features conversations with Saint Leo faculty members who have conducted unique research in their careers. This episode focuses on prison education.

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24 January 2023 - By Saint Leo University

Episode Summary:

This episode highlights a conversation with Dr. Harry Dammer, the interim associate dean for the College of Education and Social Services at University Campus and a professor of criminal justice. This particular episode was recorded in October of 2022. During the interview, Dammer discussed:

  • His background visiting prisons in many countries around the world
  • An overview of the size, scope, and demographics of the American prison system
  • Types of education programs offered to prison inmates
  • The benefits of education for inmates and how it can positively impact their future
  • The challenges to facilitating education in prisons

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