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A Second Chance

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University of Baltimore's Second Chance College Program Facebook page
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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.

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.