Lise Øen Jones

Lise Øen Jones, PhD, is a professor at the Institute of Psychosocial Science at the University of Bergen, Norway. She has published books, chapters, and journal articles on topics such as reading and writing difficulties and efficacy beliefs among people in prison, special education in schools, and use of educational technology. Over the last few years, Dr. Jones and her colleagues in the Bergen Cognition and Learning Group have conducted several large-scale studies in Norwegian and Nordic prisons.

Countries around the world have disparate experiences with education in prison. For decades, the United States has been locked in a pattern of exceptionally...