Enrolling in a college degree program was attractive to Kyle Longerbeam only because of the extra time he’d get to spend outside his prison cell. The 37-year-old is originally from West Virginia but now resides in Anne Arundel County’s Jessup Correctional Institution, which houses nearly 2,000 men. He never took education seriously and didn’t intend to take Bowie State University’s program seriously, either.
Why a Maryland HBCU started a college degree program for men in prison
October 26, 2023