Georgia Pushes To Help Prisoners Complete Education

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By John Lorinc

State officials have launched a new program that helps people behind bars get back behind the school desk.  

The Georgia Department of Corrections has joined forces with Mountain Education Charter School.

The goal is to get state prisoners a high school diploma or GED.

“We believe that we can create better opportunities in life as well as lower Georgia’s recidivism rates, by improving the education levels of inmates while they are in our custody,” says Dr. L.C. “Buster” Evans, the assistant commissioner of Education for the Department of Corrections.

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