Inmates focus on education at Pelican Bay State Prison

Inmate S. Conner earned his second A. A. in general studies-social and behavioral studies, at left, and J. Santa Cruz earned his A.A. liberal arts-art and humanities, both while housed in the Security Housing Unit. They are flanked by, from left, Dr. Joan Parkins with Feather River College, PBSP Warden Clark Ducart and school Principal Valerie Anderson.

Inmate S. Conner earned his second A. A. in general studies-social and behavioral studies, at left, and J. Santa Cruz earned his A.A. liberal arts-art and humanities, both while housed in the Security Housing Unit. They are flanked by, from left, Dr. Joan Parkins with Feather River College, PBSP Warden Clark Ducart and school Principal Valerie Anderson.

By Christopher Acosta, A.A., Public Information Officer
Pelican Bay State Prison

Some inmates have taken their education seriously at Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP), earning them tools to help them someday ease back into society.

Inmate J. Ramsey earned his high school diploma.

Inmate J. Ramsey earned his high school diploma.

Tsunami Adult School at PBSP recently held a graduation ceremony.

Four inmates earned their Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree and one inmate earned his high school diploma at PBSP.

They were presented their certificates in front of facilitators, co-leaders, a guest and PBSP Warden Clark Ducart. Two of the inmates are housed in our Security Housing Unit (SHU), and the other three are housed in our General Population Facilities.

Inmate M. Butler, earned his A.A. in general studies-social and behavioral studies. He's flanked by Dr. Joann Parkins, left, and Warden Clark Ducart.

Inmate M. Butler, earned his A.A. in general studies-social and behavioral studies. He’s flanked by Dr. Joann Parkins, left, and Warden Clark Ducart.

Inmate D. Green earned his A.A. in general studies-social and behavioral studies. On his left is Dr. Joan Parkins, with Feather River College. At his right is Warden Clark Ducart.

Inmate D. Green earned his A.A. in general studies-social and behavioral studies. On his left is Dr. Joan Parkins, with Feather River College. At his right is Warden Clark Ducart.

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