United States - St. Louis University program in Mo. Prison helps set minds free
In 2008, SLU started offering certificates in Theology Studies at the prison. In March, it expanded to an associate of arts, a two-year degree that will take the inmates four years to finish. When the initial certificate was offered, the application window closed after five days - more than 300 inmates applied for 15 slots. SLU selected inmates without life sentences and those who tutored or held leadership positions in prison. Read more...