By Susan Winlow
Solano Community College staff is seeking approval Wednesday of an agreement between the college and California State Prison, Solano, for a long-distance learning program to help inmates earn higher education degrees.
The prison currently works with more than 30 colleges that offer inmates the chance to earn two-year associate degrees. The partnership with Solano College has been on the table for about three years. Several concerns kept the partnership from moving forward.
It’s been a long time coming, said Kenya Williams, superintendent of the correctional educational program, in a previous interview. Williams said she started working with the college about three years ago in an effort to allay concerns about how the program would work.