Three Washington state prisons are sites for the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program. The program allows inmates use federal Pell Grant funding to pay for college classes. Inmates at Mission Creek Corrections Center describe how education changed their lives. (A Second Chance at Education Transcript (pdf))
Graduation ceremony for the Parenting Inside Out program participants at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women on May 11, 2017. Parenting Inside Out is a class that teaches inmates parenting skills they can start using while they're incarcerated and continue using with their kids after prison. (Parenting Inside Out Graduation Ceremony Transcript (pdf))
After his release in 2014, Tim eventually landed a good job at a local bakery. But he gives full credit to an unusual program in downtown Seattle, called FareStart, which helps disadvantaged people turn their lives around.