From The Portland Phoenix - Portland, Maine By Jordan Bailey - January 22, 2020 Brandon Brown is on track to be the first Maine State Prison inmate to earn a master's degree while serving time. (Portland Phoenix/Jordan Bailey) In 2008, 21-year-old Brandon Brown shot a man in Portland’s Old Port. He was eventually convicted of attempted murder and … Continue reading First Maine inmate to enroll in graduate school conducts groundbreaking research in prison
This article can by found at the following link: https://www.npr.org/2017/03/27/518135204/college-classes-in-maximum-security-it-gives-you-meaning See the PBS film (produced by Ken Burns): Airs 11/25/19 and 11/26/19 - https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/college-behind-bars/#watch Inmates from the Eastern Correctional Facility listen as professor Delia Mellis leads a class on the Cold War. More than 300 students are enrolled in the Bard Prison Initiative each semester, … Continue reading The Bard Prison Initiative – It has a Recidivism Rate of 4%!