WABI reports on education program for female inmates

WABI (Channel 5) reported on an education program for women inmates at Penobscot County Jail. The program is offered by Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, Riverside Adult Education, and the University of Maine’s College of Education and Human Development. The “What Now? What’s Next?” program helps women get their high school diploma or transition to college, provides essential interview and work-ready training, and offers courses on family literacy and writing, according to the report. The collaborative program began 14 months ago and has assisted 70 women, the report states.