Shelby County Jail East prisoners earn high school diplomas

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 11, 2019 6:22 PM CT | Published: December 11, 2019 6:22 PM CT
<strong>Teresa Blount hugs her daughter, a Shelby County Jail East inmate who received her high school equivalency diploma on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Blount's daughter was&nbsp;</strong><span><strong>one of four women incarcerated at the women's jail who received their diplomas during a ceremony at the East Memphis jail.</strong>&nbsp;</span>(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Teresa Blount hugs her daughter, a Shelby County Jail East inmate who received her high school equivalency diploma on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Blount's daughter was one of four women incarcerated at the women's jail who received their diplomas during a ceremony at the East Memphis jail. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Four women at Shelby County Jail East accomplished a milestone in their lives Wednesday, Dec. 11. They became high school graduates through the HopeWorks program for prisoners. 

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Yolanda Jones

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Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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