Law Lets Inmates Earn DegreesMay 2, 2017 |
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.