Texas Inmates Graduate! Thank You For Donating Your Caps and Gowns!

Texas Inmates Graduate at Neil Unit
Texas Inmates Graduate at Neil Unit

Several weeks ago Texas Parole Now asked their readers to donate their old graduation caps and gowns to the Neal Unit.

The Neal Unit did not have enough graduation attire for their 74 inmates. After generous donations from the community, the Neil Unit was able to celebrate their first ever graduation.

On December 15th, all 74 Texas inmates celebrated their graduation day dressed in traditional caps and gowns.

The graduating GED students wore blue with the valedictorian dressed in purple. The culinary arts graduates were dressed in black graduation attire and the construction/carpentry and HVAC students wore green and black.

The men at the Neal Unit studied and worked hard in the classroom for months with some inmates studying for over a year.

For most of the inmates, this was the first time they ever put on a cap and gown.

A graduation is a life-changing event for many inmates. The men were excited and some even spoke of continuing on to getting their associate degree.

After graduation, the caps and gowns will be shared with other Windham School District prison units around Texas.

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