Exclusive Content:

Twins Found Floating Face Down in Backyard Pool. 6-Yr-Old Who Can’t Swim Dives in After Them in Bold Rescue.

“They were completely gone, there was no life left in them. They were blue. They were limp. There was no heartbeat. There was nothing."

12 Little-Known Facts About Kate Middleton: The Duchess of Cambridge’s Enduring Popularity

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has charmed the world with her grace, style, and unwavering commitment to her royal duties. Here, we look at what people have fallen in love with.

Teen Kicked Out of Christian School for Performing in Venues that Serve Alcohol

Bailey Griggs, a promising young singer-songwriter, from Cramerton Christian Academy in North Carolina was recently expelled from her senior year after the school learned that she was performing in venues that serve alcohol.

Caps, Gowns, and Diplomas: 38 Oklahoma Inmates Graduate With College Degrees

According to Tulsa Community College, in 2017, 57 Oklahoma inmates graduated with a degree or certificate through the partnership program.

Some of the degrees and certificates earned by the inmate graduates have been Landscape Design Specialist and Business User Certificate, demonstrating that inmates may have hopes of making a new honorable start when they’re released from the correctional facility.

And that’s just what TCC is hoping to do. “The certificate and degree options available in the TCC Corrections Education are designed to help offenders find employment upon release,” said TCC President & CEO Leigh B. Goodson in 2017.

Apparently, it’s not all just for show, either. According to TCC, with Oklahoma inmates graduated, the recidivism rate is five percent, whereas with non-graduates it’s 20 percent. In addition to saving prison funding money, the individuals are often able to reduce their number of years in prison when they earn a degree.

So the fact that the Oklahoma inmates graduated is a win for everyone!

One graduate, Darrell Elliott told reporters, “The program actually…I know it says second chance, but for some people, it’s like the first chance.”

Darrell Elliott hopes to use his knowledge and degree when he gets out for a business in event planning and landscaping. He told reporters, “It took a lot of work, but it means everything to me. It was well worth it.”

Watch parts of the graduation on a local Tulsa TV station report:

Jessica Sausto
Jessica Sausto
Jessica Sausto is a longtime writer and editor of Christian resources, news, and information.

Twins Found Floating Face Down in Backyard Pool. 6-Yr-Old Who Can’t Swim Dives in After Them in Bold Rescue.

“They were completely gone, there was no life left in them. They were blue. They were limp. There was no heartbeat. There was nothing."

12 Little-Known Facts About Kate Middleton: The Duchess of Cambridge’s Enduring Popularity

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has charmed the world with her grace, style, and unwavering commitment to her royal duties. Here, we look at what people have fallen in love with.

Teen Kicked Out of Christian School for Performing in Venues that Serve Alcohol

Bailey Griggs, a promising young singer-songwriter, from Cramerton Christian Academy in North Carolina was recently expelled from her senior year after the school learned that she was performing in venues that serve alcohol.