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Mount Marty Instructors Honored For Prison Classes

November 6, 2012, 5:22 AM


The Yankton Federal Prison Camp has honored two associate English professors at Mount Marty College for classes they teach to inmates at the prison in Yankton.

Cynthia Binder and Jim Reese have received distinguished service recognition awards.

Reese established the prison camp's first creative writing workshop and publishing course, editing a yearly journal that features creative writing and visual artwork by inmates.

Binder helped start the education program at the prison camp. She currently teaches a class on great directors and their films.

Mount Marty College has been offering college courses at the prison camp for nearly 23 years.

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