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Law Lets Inmates Earn Degrees



by Jerry Cornfield

OLYMPIA — Taxpayers have long funded programs enabling inmates to get a diploma or learn skills needed to land a job when they get out of prison.

Now, some of those tax dollars will be spent helping them earn a college degree while still behind bars.

A new law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee authorizes community and technical colleges to provide instruction in certain associate degree programs through a contract with the state Department of Corrections.

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