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Listening Back To College In Prison

View from the chapel library at the Oregon State Penitentiary.

View from the chapel library at the Oregon State Penitentiary.

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In this show, we listen back to one of our most memorable remote shows of the year — a conversation from inside the Oregon State Penitentiary. We sat down with a dozen inmates and some of their teachers to hear about the College Inside program. 

You’ll hear the inmates talk about the lives they live inside prison, the crimes they committed, the reasons they decided to take college courses, and how they have been changed by what they’ve learned.

Check out our original show post to see videos of some of the inmates telling their stories.

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