Shasta College Receives Grant To Help Jailed Students

More than 50,000 people will be released from California prisons in the next two years and many of them will go back behind bars unless they have some legitimate way to earn a living. Shasta College has received a multi-year grant to expand a program called "Step Up", designed to teach formerly incarcerated students as they pursue certificates and degrees. The Opportunity Institute, a non-profit organization, is providing 200,000 Dollars a year for three years to assist Shasta College in funding the program.