May 3, 2017
This may become the first of several entries I submit. After being incarcerated for nearly twenty-two (22) years I will soon be released from the Indiana Department of Correction. So, I have much experience to expound upon.
I wanted to begin my submissions with a point on education. Even with all the promotion about rehabilitation and self-improvement/empowerment for re-entry, over the years much of the higher education opportunity has been removed from the Indiana system. Although I was given the chance to earn college degrees, my educational pursuits were stymied by D.O.C. because it is against department policy to have prisoners participating in graduate studies; not only disallowing the delivery of a graduate studies program by staff but also denying the delivery of courses via USPS.
This regulation resulted in my graduate degree pursuit to be stopped as I reached a final course and thesis project. Is this really encouragement for reformation?
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