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Former Incarcerated Individual Aspires to Become An Entrepreneur Through Courses Learned By Lantern

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Securus Technologies’ Lantern helps a former incarcerated individual pursue a reentry profession. Securus’ Lantern learning management and education platform in partnership with Ashland University provides nearly 70 courses for incarcerated individuals to be able to achieve either a bachelor’s or associate’s degree. Since its inception, this change making technology has given over 170,000 incarcerated residents, the opportunity to get a university education to help prepare them for a successful reentry.


This profile focuses on Tyrone Rogers who was released from the Northern Regional Correctional Facility in West Virginia in April of 2018. He is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in communications with specific career goals. “I would like to be a site director for a college reentry program or a counselor to help men and women who want to better themselves,” said Rogers. “I would like to help people do something positive with their lives.”

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