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Behind prison bars, college is back in session

An inmate raises her hand to ask a question during a government class at the Washington Corrections Center for Women near Gig Harbor. Privately funded college classes are starting to creep back into state prisons after being absent for nearly two decades. Supporters say they reduce the recidivism rate and can save money on re-incarceration.

An inmate raises her hand to ask a question during a government class at the Washington Corrections Center for Women near Gig Harbor. Privately funded college classes are starting to creep back into state prisons after being absent for nearly two decades. Supporters say they reduce the recidivism rate and can save money on re-incarceration.

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