Author, Speaker, Scholar
Two thirds of inmates enter prison without a high school diploma. That means two of every three prisoners was kicked out, dropped out, or failed out of the education system as they entered what many call the "school-to-prison pipeline." Many scholars, teachers, and politicians have tried to address this problem, but it only continues to get worse. Dr. Adam Key takes a novel approach to solving it by studying what makes prison college and university programs successful.
Adam's work examines the forces within the education system and the media which define certain individuals as deviant, simply because they do not fit the cookie cutter mold of the U.S. public education system. By reframing deviance as a positive, Adam hopes to reach educators and the general public with methods to reach so-called "at-risk" students where they are, rather than repeating the failed methods that land so many of them behind bars.