Jailed students earn degrees in ground-breaking programme
The class graduating from the Northwestern Prison Education Program is one of four cohorts with 20 incarcerated students. Four hundred incarcerated people applied for the programme during the latest application cycle, with only 70 getting interviewed.
Northwestern asserted that the members of the outgoing class are the first students who are incarcerated to receive a bachelor degree from a university ranked among the top 10 on the US News & World Report.
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