More than two dozen inmates are in line to be honored for academic achievements, but won't be able to put their skills to use right away.
The Second Chance program at the Tulsa Community College will award certificates to 25 inmates at the Connor Correctional Facility in Hominy on Thursday. One will also receive an associate degree. The program is designed to help inmates develop job skills they can use on their release from prison, whenever that day comes. Tulsa Community College spokeswoman Nicole Burgin said Wednesday that 300 inmates have gone through the program since 2007 and that about 120 have re-entered society. Some inmates being honored Thursday were trained in computer usage, and others will receive certificates in hotel management or as a landscape specialist.