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Investment Guru Teaches Financial Literacy While Serving Life Sentence

By Editor of Radio WPSU Prison is perhaps the last place anyone would expect to learn about investing and money management. But at San Quentin Prison, Curtis Carroll’s class is a hot item. The 36-year-old has gained a reputation for his stock-picking prowess. He’s even earned the nickname “Wall Street.” Carroll and prison officials have

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Update: Ohio University’s Print Degree Programs

Image courtesy bizjournal.com Ms. Kristi Large was kind enough to contact PrisonEducation.com with the following information about Ohio University’s distance education programs. I am writing from Ohio University eLearning. We are the department that handles online and distance education at Ohio University. I’d like to give you an updated link to use on your Programs for Prisoners

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NY Launches Degree Program at State Prison in Hudson Valley

By Michael Virtanen New York University has enrolled 36 inmates in English classes at Wallkill Correctional Facility in the Hudson Valley. Their first courses are “Literary Analysis and the Politics of Interpretation” and “Critical Perspectives on Justice through Creative Writing.” They take one or the other. Backed by a $500,000 Ford Foundation grant, NYU’s new

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How to Stop Revolving Prison Doors With Books

By Alice Hu / Harvard Political Review Education reduces crime. This connection seems like common sense, and indeed it has been researched, analyzed, and affirmed countless times. According to a 2007 study by researchers at Columbia University, Princeton University, and City University of New York, higher education reduces the crime rates of both juveniles and

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College for Convicts: New Study Proposes $60BN Annual Budget Cut – By Providing Higher Education in Nation’s Prisons

  The study, conducted by legal commentator Christopher Zoukis, concludes that offering post-secondary and academic education to prisoners can cut $60 billion from the national budget every year – without scrapping existing programs. Zoukis has compiled his research and findings into College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons, a game-changing new

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How Will a $2 Million Cut Affect Vermont’s Prison Education Program?

By Jane Lindholm, Ric Cengeri & Amanda Shepard In his budget address last month, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that he plans to cut almost $2 million of funding from the Community High School of Vermont, a program that provides high school classes to those in Vermont’s prison system. There are 17 campuses in Vermont, according

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Throw the Book at Them

This past Saturday, 53 inmates at Eastern Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, were awarded college diplomas as part of the Bard Prison Initiative, a program that enables convicted felons to take courses and earn degrees while incarcerated. Among the graduates were newly minted experts in advanced math, literature, and social studies

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Books In The Cooler: A Prisoner's Best Friend

By Christopher Zoukis The arrival of the mail is the highlight of the day for many prisoners, who crowd around the officer’s station hoping their name will be called. The arrival of the monthly Bargain Books catalogue from mail order bookseller Edward R. Hamilton of Falls Village, Connecticut, is an especial cause of celebration. A

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