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"College Behind Bars: How Educating Prisoners Pays Off"

College Behind Bars:  How Educating Prisoners Pays Off

(co-authored with David J. Skorton), March 25, 2013

Ithaca, NY, where Cornell’s main campus is located, is less than an hour’s drive from four maximum-security state prisons for men. Proximity has led to a partnership among institutions of higher education, New York State and a philanthropic foundation that offers some of these men the chance to earn an associate’s college degree—and the benefits extend well beyond improving individual lives.


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