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Old 04-06-2017, 12:10 PM
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Default Most prisons have gotten rid of educational opportunities.

Unfortunately, most prisons have gotten rid of educational opportunities. This is a dire mistake!
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This is not an accurate statement...some may have scaled back, but it is disingenuous to claim that MOST agencies have 'gotten rid' of educational opportunity.
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educational opportunities are there, But I think like Oklahoma, it's very hard to get into, we even have FASHA help here, BUT case mangers will give you the run around, classes are full, etc etc , you just have to keep digging and pushing, wishing all luck, I can tell you first hand it's a fight!
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We're experiencing exactly the opposite in California. They are expanding opportunities for education and training and have recently written in additional credits for those who pursue those avenues. Hope that helps your research writing.
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Unfortunately, most prisons have gotten rid of educational opportunities. This is a dire mistake!
The Pell grant continues to be available to inmates. A quick Google search will indicate which prisons across the country are participating with a particular college/university.

In Pa the participating schools are Bloomsburg, Villanova, and IUP. There may be one more but I can't recall.
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I think it definitely varies by state. In Colorado, my inmate is in Delta. He's gotten several certifications while in prison, and he's only been there about 3 years. He's gotten the Blood Born Pathogen Certifications, he's gotten a certification for the 7 habits of highly effective people, he's taken Driving with Care Classes and got certified, and he got re certified in flagging. He's also told me that they're able to take college courses as well, I don't remember all the colleges in Colorado that are part of the program, but I know Adams State and CSU are one of the two that have it.. and the inmates just apply through a GOV. Pell Grant (the one Obama implemented - thank goodness)..

I'm lucky that my inmate has really taken rehabilitation to the core. He's taken several courses and certifications to better his future, he's learned guitar, and he's also become (in a sense) a fitness manager at the prison.. haha.

It really depends on how hard the inmate wants to work for what they want, while incarcerated.
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