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How prison education overlooks women

Friday, January 20, 2023
Chronicle of Higher Education

Like many women struggling to turn their lives around behind bars, Alexa Garza found refuge and hope in the college courses that were offered sporadically and unpredictably in her maximum-security prison in Texas. Despite being the fastest-growing segment of the state’s prison population, women, Garza contends, “are a correctional afterthought.” Several studies support her belief. 

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