Teachers help inmates earn GEDs

Nearly one in three of Marian Alswager's students are illiterate, nearly 80% are high school dropouts and some have learning disabilities, but of the inmates of Ohio's Hamilton County jail who took their GED test last year, 83% passed. Unlike many jails in the state, Hamilton County hires full-time teachers, requires pre-GED coursework and offers on-site testing.

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