DECEMBER 2, 2004 - Posted at 3:21 p.m. CST
WEST MEMPHIS, AR - Women in the Crittenden County jail can get the equivalent of a high school diploma while serving out their sentence.
Teachers Judy Catt and Linda Doyle have been holding classes for the last two years, helping women get ready for a new start. The teachers are from the satellite classroom program at Mid-South Community College.
Some of the inmates say it's been worth it to be in jail just because they've been able to get the equivalent of a high school education.
Inmate Vanessa Brown is to be released Friday. She says she'll be getting out with a diploma.
At present, the program is just for female inmates, but the jail is looking at adding teachers for men, too.