Classes begin!

Gustavo was 20 years old when he made the biggest mistake of his life. Now, he’s serving a life sentence. But this week marks a new chapter in his life and the lives of 24 other student inmates. Classes started yesterday in Oregon’s first of its kind bachelors degree program in its prison system. Everyone…

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What do YOU call an inmate?

What do YOU call an inmate? Prisoner? Criminal? Offender? Throwaway?  These and many other names label men behind bars. The Department of Corrections is officially changing the designation of “inmate” to “adult in custody,” AIC. But those who will start their bachelor’s degree program in two weeks are thrilled to be given a new name:…

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