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Bradshaw State Jail Inmates Receive Diplomas

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HENDERSON (KYTX) - Earlier this afternoon, 78 men walked across a stage to receive a diploma. However, these men have been locked up for years. The Bradshaw State Jail held a graduation ceremony for students that completed G.E.D. and vocational certifications while in jail.  The men were able to receive their diplomas with family, and jail staff watching.  Jail Education Director Ron Roberts says it's just a start for these inmates.

"The best thing I wish for them is that they take this and go further with it. Most of the jobs today require more than a high school education. " - Ron Roberts, Education Director 

According to a study by the RAND Corporation, inmates who receive education while in jail  have a 57% greater chance of never returning.  
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