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Celebrating our First Graduates

At an extraordinary graduation ceremony on June, Commencement Speaker Governor Ned Lamont joined us in celebrating the first graduates of the Yale Prison Education Initiative and University of New Haven's Prison Education Program. Collected press below (last updated 6.18.23):

Yale, University of New Haven partnership celebrates first degrees awarded to inmates | AP News (ASSOCIATED PRESS, PAT EATON-ROBB)

'Use learning to empower yourselves' | First-ever inmate graduation held at MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution(FOX 61, SAMAIA HERNANDEZ)*

Connecticut prison hosts college graduation for incarcerated students (NBC-CT, JOLIE SHERMAN)*

7 men graduate with associates degree in maximum security prison (WFSB, SUSAN RAFF)

‘I hope he heard us’: Lamont attends graduation at Suffield prison (CT MIRROR, JADEN EDISON)

At MacDougall-Walker prison, inmates celebrate college graduation (CT INSIDER, ALEX PUTTERMAN)

Gov. Ned Lamont delivers commencement address at prison graduation in Suffield (WTNH, MATT BUYNAK)*

Connecticut prison hosts graduation ceremony for incarcerated students: 'It's liberating' (UPWORTHY, ZOHA FATIMA)

* Items with video content

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