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Pris­on­ers in Ja­maica are to be given ac­cess to univer­sity-level ed­u­ca­tion pro­grammes dur­ing their time be­hind bars. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the US project, Prison-to-Col­lege Pipe­line, plan to visit Ja­maica this month to dis­cuss the scheme’s ex­pan­sion into the Caribbean re­gion in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Univer­sity of the West In­dies. Baz Dreisinger, a pro­fes­sor of English at the City Univer­sity of New York’s John Jay Col­lege of Crim­i­nal Jus­tice and found­ing aca­demic direc­tor of the Prison-to-Col­lege Pipe­line, told the Ja­maica Ob­server that the project aimed to “break the stigma that those who have been in­car­cer­ated are vastly dif­fer­ent” to the rest of so­ci­ety.

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