University, federal prison partner to offer class

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RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Eastern Kentucky University and the Federal Bureau of Prisons have announced a partnership that will give criminal justice students and inmates a chance to learn together.

A statement from the school says a college class will be offered at the Federal Correctional Institution at Manchester as part of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program. The statement says university students will have practical learning opportunities in a career environment while inmates will have the chance to learn in a college environment while still in custody.

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program is a national educational initiative to bring together campus-based students with incarcerated students for a semester-long course held in a prison or jail.

EKU College of Justice and Safety Dean Victor Kappeler said the partnership highlights the empowering value of education for everyone.

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