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

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