Idaho prisoners earning GEDs: ‘We’re showing people there’s a different way’

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By Abigail Taylor, KBOI-TV

KUNA, Idaho (CBS 2) — Inmates at the Idaho State Correctional Institution are getting a second chance to earn a high school diploma, or more specifically a GED.

"Through education, through increased opportunities, we're showing people there's a different way," said Josh Tewalt, Director of the Idaho Department of Correction. "For some people, being in that element, being involved in the criminal justice system is all they know."


Story published: 01/29/2019
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