Inmate Degree Plan Opposed By California Guards

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-prison10may10,1,1180746.story Prison guards in California want to end a program for inmates to earn college degrees, the Los Angeles Times reports. The guard union stance angers advocates who say educating felons helps prevent them from committing crimes after release. The popular program at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe enrolls 280 inmates to pursue a two-year associate of arts degree through a local community college. It has 800 convicts on a waiting list . . .

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