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California Program to Offer Inmates Education Through Partnerships With Several Community Colleges.

Article reporting on new California program to offer inmates education through partnerships with several community colleges.

From the Los Angeles Times article:

The White House plan announced last week to award federal education funding to prison inmates spotlighted a population that is often an afterthought in the national discussion on college access.

More than 1.5 million people are behind bars in state and federal prisons, according to the U.S. Department of Education, and when those on parole or probation are included, the number under some sort of correctional supervision swells to nearly 7 million. Read more.