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Prison Mathematics Project- Essay Project: The Value of Higher Education Within Prisons by Joshua Phillips

Prison Mathematics Project- Essay Project: The Value of Higher Education Within Prisons by Joshua Phillips My name is Joshua Phillips, also known as #874060 in the Washington State DOC. My friends call me Josh. I’ve been incarcerated for about 13.5 years. The day I went to jail was November 3,2008. I was poor, from a …

Prison Mathematics Project- Essay Project: The Value of Higher Education Within Prisons by Rory Andes

Prison Mathematics Project- Essay Project: The Value of Higher Education Within Prisons by Rory Andes   Rory Andes, 10 years In a prison, the hunger for education is without limits. The science and statics of evidence-based programming like education is irrefutable. Prison and public policy both reference its importance. However, access to it has to …

Prison Mathematics Project- Essay Project: The Value of Higher Education Within Prisons by Randy Brennan

Prison Mathematics Project- Essay Project: The Value of Higher Education Within Prisons by Randy Brennan by Randy Brennan, 18 years Nineteen years old, barely literate, and despondently ignorant of my aptitude for education, I showed up to prison angry and resistant to positive change. After completing the “mandatory” Basic Education (GED) tests in 2005, I …

The Friendship, the bet, and the equation by: Randy Brennan and Leo Reyes

It was in the depths of hardship and struggle that an unlikely friendship was formed between Randy Brennan and Leo Reyes. Since 2007 these men have lived, learned, grown, failed, and celebrated many successes together behind the fences of several different prison facilities. Most incarcerated people hold the philosophy that ”I came to prison alone, …