Rep. Cooper bill would let prisoners apply for Reconnect scholarships

By , Daily Memphian Published: January 27, 2019 6:27 PM CT

Worried that prisoners are learning nothing as they sit in cells, state Rep. Barbara Cooper is sponsoring a bill enabling inmates to earn college credits using Tennessee Reconnect money.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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