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A Second Chance

May 28, 2019

A participant in the UB Second Chance College Program, which offers college courses supported by federal Pell Grant funding.
Credit University of Baltimore's Second Chance College Program Facebook page

Behind the bolts and locks at Jessup Correctional Institution, some prisoners are making a bid for college. An experimental program by the US Department of Education pays their tuition.

Andrea Cantora, director of the Second Chance program at the University of Baltimore, describes how college courses work inside the walls. And Marcus Lilly, a participant who has returned home, talks about his goals, and the pressure to make the most of this opportunity.