They earned a degree in prison. Now was their time for caps and gowns.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Washington Post

This week, four men exchanged their prison attire for caps and gowns as part of the Goucher College graduation ceremony at Maryland Correctional Institution-Jessup. In years to come, there is likely to be a lot more pomp and circumstance in fortified compounds guarded by razor wire. Professors and provosts and college presidents, with new backing from federal financial aid, are reaching into prisons to connect with inmates who are hungry to learn.

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