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Inmates at Ohio Prison Secretly Built Computers, Used Them for Crimes

Investigators eventually found the jerry-rigged computers, which inmates had used to commit identity and credit card theft, hidden on pieces of plywood stashed above the ceiling tiles of a conveniently located storage closet.

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Prison Education Transforms Lives, Reduces Recidivism

Prison education and rehabilitation programs can provide practical skills, career and vocational skills, and critical thinking skills. They can help with mental and behavioral issues, and provide access to higher education courses; some achieve diplomas and degrees while incarcerated. These programs are vital to improving lives, especially since many prisoners come from poverty, do not have high school diplomas, and lack outside support networks.

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