My first thought when I read your post was, "what the hell is wrong with you? If a bachelor's degree helps reduce repeat offenders, we should all be for it."Don't I know it living in this God forsaken Democratic run State which they've ruined.
Now the convicts in jail can get a Bachelors Degree on taxpayers money ...
I'm still paying off Student Loans - Nobody helped me. Geesh! Maybe I should've ...
Then I gave it a second thought. What good is a degree in philosophy, history, literature and art history? Chances of an ex-con being hired as a teacher is slim to none. I could see someone getting a degree in engineering finding a job on the outside but not sure those types of courses are available. I suppose someone could become a CPA but, again, not sure those courses are being offered. Off the top of my head it seem we really need to focus on more vocation and work programs. Heck, I've ended up with more questions than answers.
I do, however, believe that we should do everything possible to see that inmates are not released without the tools necessary to find jobs that will allow them to become productive members of society.