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Inmates At California Prison Earn Bachelor’s Degrees Through Educational Partnership with CSU

More than 20 inmates at a state prison in Lancaster, California earned a bachelor’s degree through an educational partnership with California State University, Los Angeles.

It was the first ever Cal State graduation ceremony held inside a state prison.

“None of us thought this would be possible and we faced a lot of adversity in our lives and in here,” inmate Aaron Benson told ABC 7. “I’m so proud of everybody.”

23 prison inmates who turned away from a life of crime are now college graduates.

“It’s upon me to get myself together and then go back to the community that I helped tear down, and help build that community up,” inmate and graduate Jason Keaton said.

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