• Offenders read and write papers inside the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary library located in the Darrington Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice men's prison in Rosharon, Texas
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    Using Education to Stop the Prison Revolving Door

    Lois M. Davis

    Sep 30, 2014

    AL.com

    Providing education and vocational training to inmates is a cost-effective way to reduce recidivism rates, thus shrinking prison populations and easing the strain on prison budgets. Education is far less expensive than incarceration.

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    Alabama's Challenge: Better Prepared Workforce

    Melissa Flournoy

    Jul 14, 2009

    Montgomery Advertiser

    Alabama has made significant economic progress in recent decades, attracting car manufacturers and new industrial development. The state now has an opportunity to build on its considerable assets to address some systemic challenges in education, health care, and workforce development to be competitive in a global economy, writes Melissa Flournoy.

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    Change Choices, Not Conversation

    Melissa Flournoy

    Aug 24, 2008

    Monroe (LA) News Star

    Too often we talk only about the ongoing challenges facing education, health care, transportation and economic development across the Gulf South — Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.... We need to determine new ways to work together across state lines to focus on solutions that will benefit the entire region, writes Melissa Flournoy.

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