College Classes In Maximum Security: ‘It Gives You Meaning’ : NPR

A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.

The privately funded Bard Prison Initiative provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. “The close reading, the questions they have are so fine and well thought out that the class just takes off by itself,” one professor says. “It’s great. It’s one of the best teaching experiences I’ve ever had.”

When students get out, their rate of reoffending is just 4 percent.

Source: College Classes In Maximum Security: ‘It Gives You Meaning’ : NPR

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