May 26, 1998 While Academic programs are being discontinued in prisons across the country, a ministerial program run by the New York Theological Seminary in Sing Sing prison is thriving. Over the past 16 years, 225 men have received their master's degree through the program. About half are now out of prison...some have gone on to become ministers, but most work in human service jobs. Preliminary studies show that the group's recidivism rate is low.
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