Would You Take a College Class Inside a Prison? | Gateways


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  • This mini series is so inspirational and admiring! I have huge respects for them! I wish them the best! Keep up the good work you guys!!!

  • This is awesome. Love the spirit with which it seems to have been made. A spirit of education, justice, and humanity. Thank you for creating this!

  • I think this is so wonderful and we need more intermingling between all types of students. I worked at a therapeutic day school where students had been kicked out of their regular schools for one reason or another. I always felt they needed to balance the atmosphere out. The students were many times just reinforcing each other's negative behaviors. Mentors and/or diverse classmates would make a difference I think. I wish the prison system were also a bit more open to creative programs. I'd love to hear about more programs for youth or adults in detention facilities, jails or prisons.

  • I thought this video would be about more college courses being offered in prisons. Instead it's about some girl who went to a juvenile hall for one of her college classes. Confusing title.Juvenile hall is not prison.

  • Can't wait for more! This is really cool.

    I live in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, and we have the highest incarceration rate per capita in the world. Pretty much everyone I know (myself excluded) has been in jail or prison.

    It's so hard for convicted felons to even get jobs based on the fact they're felons alone. I've seen so many people go back to prison, just because it's all they've ever known; or because they tried to make it straight, but they're stigmatized so badly, that usually all they can find is 7.50 an hour scrubbing dishes, so they go right back to old ways.

    These people get put into this cycle of perpetual incarceration, and we can't all sit around saying none of the fault lies on us for treating them differently because we have knowledge of their past.

    We've all done things we're ashamed of, we've just never been caught.

    How do you think being attached to a list of all of your less than savory moments would affect your life?

    I know I'd walk into a interview with much less confidence in others, as well as myself. That's a big 'IF' I even landed the interview!

  • Thank you for shedding light on how fucked up the prison system in America is <3 So many people locked up for petty drug crimes who aren't a danger to anyone at all. And there is little to none being done in terms of educating people or rehabilitating them to successfully be a part of society again. Even if you get out they make it impossible for you to have a job or find a place to live :-/ all of this is often why people end up back in jail. Sigh

  • Wow really dope I'm someone that spent most of my life behind bars and what u are doing would be dope if they did that out here in California in my times. Keep it up when u can see beyond the box big things can be done!!! Great job!!!

  • I was incarcerated in state prison for 2 years. I have two bachelor's degree that I received before prison, and I had always stayed gainfully employed and made good money. I have only been able to get minimum wage jobs since I became a felon. The social stigma and the self shame I feel is debilitating at times. I will continue to look to the positives and keep moving forward, in spite of what is. I have not reoffended since being released, but many of the women I went to prison with have. Though they came out with the best intentions and the desire to lead a legally legitimate life, but it's incredibly hard for those who are uneducated and do not have a way to support themselves financially as a convicted felon. Because of this reality, and the fact out legal system penalizes the disease of addiction, many of those who were in prison, end up going back to prison.

  • Love this program. Took it for 1 years while incarcerated at GHS….. Best thing they got going for the youth

  • Idk why I’m so interested in learning about juvenile jails. Maybe it’s because a guy I’m talking to left green hill and i have some friends in green hill. I do my best to receive calls from them to give them some hope and helpful advice to them. Whenever I talk to them on the phone, they say I’m like a mental break on them from the place they r in

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