Good news. The John Howard Society has granted three inmates portions of the Ed Griffin bursary. The money goes to educational institutions, not to the individuals.
- One man is working toward a college degree. He has a long sentence for a serious crime, but prison officials, teachers and the chaplain all agree that he’s a changed man.
- Education is a big part of his plan for reform, but the prison system doesn’t pay for any classes beyond grade twelve.
- The second man wants to take his first university course. He’s almost finished getting his Dogwood diploma (Highest high school diploma)
- The third man is working toward a PhD in education. He’s on parole now with another year to go before he’s finished his sentence. Working toward a doctorate in any subject is a challenge in a prison setting or in a parole setting.
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