11 inmates at Kirkland Institution earn college degrees through CIU

11 inmates graduate with CIU degrees

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - It was a monumental day for eleven inmates at Kirkland Institution in Columbia on Friday when they accepted their diplomas for a college degree.

The inmates earned 10 Associates degrees and one Bachelor’s degree through Columbia International University’s prison initiative. The graduates will become chaplain assistants to prisons throughout South Carolina.

One of the program’s former graduates came back to speak to the group on the special day.

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