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New Orleans Seminary to partner with Georgia state prison

 

NEW ORLEANS Trustees for New Orleans Seminary approved a partnership to offer undergraduate credit to prisoners at a Georgia prison.

The vote, held Oct. 11, approved a plan to expand the undergraduate prison educational work of the seminary to include Phillips State Prison in Buford and Raiford State Prison in Stark, Fla.

New Orleans Seminary has offered undergraduate credit at Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana since 1995, with the prison experiencing an immediate drop in violence after the program started. The seminary recently began a similar ministry at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss.