Here is a short excerpt from an article in the current Michigan City (IN) News-Dispatch. To read the entire article, click here.
Many local inmates have taken the opportunity to further their education while incarcerated. At the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, 23 offenders earned associate and bachelor degrees from Grace College earlier this month, and on May 30, 104 offenders at the state prison will receive degrees from Ball State University, said Barry Nothstine, prison spokesman.
“A man that walks out of here with a college education has a lot better chance at succeeding than an individual that walks out of here without having obtained education,” Nothstine said.
The state prison offers G.E.D. courses, courses for offenders who want to go to college, college courses and vocational courses, Nothstine said.