Two Abilene journalists make the trip inside a maximum security prison for a first-hand look at Windham School District and education for prisoners. Their experience is eye-opening and revealing -- and described as visiting "another world" in Big Country Magazine's "A Second Chance" (First Quarter 2014).
This publication is devoted to stories of people who "make a wonderful difference in the lives of others," so it was natural for Windham teachers to be the focus of an article. Wes Flach examines the impact of a typical school day at the Robertson Unit, and Michelle Roberts attends a graduation ceremony behind prison walls.
Education changed my life -
"These opportunities [GED® classes or learning a trade] are great, but WSD is so much more than that; for me it was a change of life."
NEW - We can learn and be successful - "My life is proof that we can learn and be successful and stay out of trouble."
NEW - After more than 16 years - "I graduated from the electrical program in 1998. I found my Windham teachers were real people, and they..."
Polunsky Unit Success Story -
"He [Mr. Leblanc] taught me things that even the guys rebuilding transmissions for many years didn't know."