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At the end of 2013, Josh successfully completed his GED while at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility. Since then, he has not stopped furthering his education. 

In a place that is not intellectually stimulating, Josh creates academic opportunities for himself on a daily basis. He has completed several programs through Blackstone and Stratford Career Institute, and he also engages in programs through local colleges and universities that work with the prison. 

Currently, Josh is working on an Associates Degree in Business Administration through Sinclair Community College. He hopes to finish his Bachelor's Degree through them as well and move on to graduate studies one day. 

When Josh learned about the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program that Xavier University offered at the Warren Correctional Institution, he immediately applied to it. Several weeks later, he was admitted into the program. Over the course of an entire semester, Josh -together with a select few other incarcerated individuals- participated in discussions about crime and punishment, rehabilitation, and many other issues that relate to incarceration. He completed the course with an A-, and received this certificate for his efforts in class. 

In 2016, Josh graduated with honors from Blackstone Career Institute where he received a certificate in Paralegal Studies.


Josh has since completed a Psychology and Social Work program with honors, is currently enrolled in and finishing up a Canine Specialist program through Stratford Career Institute, and has just finished his fourth semester at Sinclair Community College where he is earning his Associate's Degree in Business Administration.

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