Incarcerated men sit at classroom desks inside a classroom at an Illinois prison

Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Public Media

News Local/State
February 24, 2020

Lack Of Access, Long Waitlists: Education In Illinois Prisons

Gray isn’t the only person incarcerated in Illinois prisons that isn’t able to further their education. A lack of teachers, funding and the department’s own policies prevent many from obtaining their GED, associates degree or a trade skill. 

An Illinois Department of Corrections policy stipulates that once a class is full, inmates are placed on the waiting list in order of their release date, with those getting out soonest receiving priority.

Caroline Amenabar/NPR

News Local/State
February 22, 2020

Nevada Caucuses 2020: Live Results And Analysis

The Democratic presidential primary is heading west for the third contest in the 2020 race. Nevada Democrats are hoping their caucuses avoid similar problems that plagued Iowa earlier this month.

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