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What Can A Liberal Arts Education Do For Maryland Prisoners?

Oct 20, 2014

Political science class at Maryland Correctional Institution for Women

We begin today with a visit to a couple of unusual college classrooms. In a spacious library, a political science class discusses why some political movements succeed, while others don’t. In another classroom, the subject is Latin American History. The professors are from Goucher College, but the classes aren’t held on Goucher’s bucolic Towson campus. They’re being conducted at prisons in Jessup. Tom Hall sat in on the classes last spring.

Goucher is looking for volunteers to tutor students in the spring 2015 semester. You can find out more at their website.

Producers Matt Purdy and Stephanie Hughes helped with the production of this segment.