Write a different end: How building community can take students from prison to college degree

Thursday, May 19, 2022
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When Jason Keaton mentioned that there was a chance to earn a college education at Lancaster State Prison, his brother urged him to sign up. Keaton went on to earn two associates degrees through correspondence courses provided by Feather River College, a two-year institution in northern California. Then, through a partnership between the state prison in Lancaster and California State University, Los Angeles, he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.

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