From Princeton to prison, in this jailhouse classroom everyone learns

Dozens of volunteers in the Petey Greene Program spend two hours a week in a state prison tutoring inmates working toward their high school diploma or equivalency.

Students are given an opportunity to venture outside the bubble of campus life and make a real difference in someone’s life. The inmates — many of whom have few, if any, visitors — get the individualized attention they need to prepare themselves for life outside the cinder-block halls of the jail. Studies have shown that prison education programs cut crime and prison costs by helping inmates return home and lead law-abiding lives.

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From Princeton to prison, in this jailhouse classroom everyone learns

Dozens of volunteers in the Petey Greene Program spend two hours a week in a state prison tutoring inmates working toward their high school diploma or equivalency.

Students are given an opportunity to venture outside the bubble of campus life and make a real difference in someone’s life. The inmates — many of whom have few, if any, visitors — get the individualized attention they need to prepare themselves for life outside the cinder-block halls of the jail. Studies have shown that prison education programs cut crime and prison costs by helping inmates return home and lead law-abiding lives.

Read the full article here.

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