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Lake Tahoe Community College providing degree pathway to Sierra Conservation Center inmates
By tahoedailytribune.com
Published: 05/29/2018

A new partnership between Lake Tahoe Community College and Sierra Conservation Center aims to give inmates a path to a better future after incarceration.

Earlier this month, staff with the LTCC incarcerated student program (ISP) traveled to the minimum and medium custody inmate facility in Jamestown, California to register 55 new students, many of whom are continuing college students, according to LTCC. The program expects to have 100 incarcerated students by fall quarter.

Inmates will have the opportunity to earn an associate in arts degree for transfer in sociology. According to LTCC, this broad-based program will, when complete, give inmates the option to pursue a bachelor's degree as a junior upon release or while incarcerated with a partnering institution in California.

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