WIUM Local
11:52 am
Mon February 20, 2006

Educational Opportunities Behind Prison Walls

Fort Madison, IA – The right to an education is enjoyed by almost every person in this country. There are some people, though, who have lost that right. One young man is trying to better himself, through education, while behind bars. Andrew Maybee, 18, lost his freedom after being sentenced to 25 years in the Iowa State Penitentiary for assualt with a deadly weapon. He has served more than one year in the Fort Madison Prison. During that time, he has been earned his General Education Degree (GED).

You can hear Jason Parrott's report on Maybee's graduation ceremony behind bars by clicking on the audio link above.