Category Archive: correctional education

May 26

PBS Documentary ‘First Degree’ to Air in June

First Degree takes viewers inside the Sing Sing maximum security prison and offers a unique window into a college behind bars. Although First Degree is primarily an intimate portrait of three people confined at Sing Sing who discover the transformative power of higher education, their stories are emblematic of larger challenges facing our society. Since the launch …

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May 06

SCI Fayette Program Preps Inmates for Productive Life After Prison

Tribune Review By Michael Walton Edward Bohna says his job is just like that of any other principal, except his students serve time — including life sentences — for crimes ranging from assault and armed robbery to murder. Bohna, 55, leads the school at SCI Fayette, a state prison in Labelle. Inmates take traditional academic …

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