California Inmates Study at First College Based Behind Bars
Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press
Behind a fortress wall and razor wire and a few feet away from California’s death row, students at one of the country’s most unique colleges discuss the 9/11 attacks and issues of morality, identity, and nationalism.
They are students at Mount Tamalpais College at San Quentin State Prison, the first independent liberal arts institution in the country based behind bars. The college was accredited in January after more than two decades of providing high-quality education to incarcerated students.