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Recommends that Member States, appropriate institutions, educational counselling services and other organizations should promote prison education; recommends that Member States should: (a) provide various types of education that would contribute significantly to crime prevention, resocialization of prisoners and reduction of recidivism; (b) consider the increased use of alternatives to imprisonment and measures for the social resettlement of prisoners; requests the Secretary-General, subject to the availability of extrabudgetary funds: (a) to develop a set of guidelines and a manual on prison education; (b) to convene an international expert meeting on prison education, with a view to formulating action-oriented strategies in this area; requests the Secretary-General to inform the Committee on Crime Prevention and Control, at its 12th session, on the results of his endeavours in this area.
Adopted at the 13th plenary meeting, 24 May 1990. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1990, 1-25 May 1990. - E/1990/INF/6. - 16 July 1990. - p. 44-47. - Issued in ESCOR, 1990, Suppl. no. 1.