College resumes classes in 3 Ohio prisons, offering courses toward bachelor's degree

Monday, April 08, 2024

After a 12-year hiatus, Wilmington College is back to teaching in-person classes at several Ohio prisons. English professor Ursula McTaggart has been one of the driving forces behind the program, and said the classes are open to all incarcerated people regardless of how much time they have served. This includes Lebanon and Warren Correctional Institutions. But also — for the first time — it will present classes to women at Dayton Correctional as part of Ohio's Prison Education program. McTaggart believes this education will also benefit Ohio’s communities. “We can’t put people into prisons, treat them as though they are not human for a certain number of years and expect them to come out and be good members of society," McTaggart said. "If we want a society where everyone participates justly and treats each other well then we have to give people the tools to participate in those ways.” 

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