Sunday, December 20, 2009

Educating Prisoners

Six out of 10 U.S. inmates go to prison without a high school education - a factor that weighs heavily in the numbers of offenders who return to the system.

But one Salem, Oregon business man is doing his part to change that. He has donated nearly $294,000 to help prisoners get a college education because "He believes government can't do everything and private citizens need to step up."

As a result of his generosity, nearly 100 students in three Oregon correctional institutions are enrolled in college courses. The average grade point for all of these students over the past 2 years has been 3.4.

Read the entire article: Anonymous donor helps pay bill for prisoners to go to college behind bars by Susan Goldsmith at:

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