NY: Inmates getting better educated while locked up

Great stats from NY on education:

  • 43 percent of New York’s 55,000 inmates lack a verified high school education
  • 18,000 inmates were enrolled in academic programs earlier this year, with another 12,500 in vocational shops
  • Last year, 3,199 inmates took the GED and 2,242 passed
  • 88 inmates earned associate’s degrees, 40 earned bachelor’s degrees and 13 got master’s degrees

Read the article here.

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