More than 100 juveniles in SC juvenile jails to get high school diplomas

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – More than 100 students who are in juvenile jails across South Carolina are getting their high school diplomas.

The Department of Juvenile Justice said a ceremony with caps and gowns will take place Wednesday at the agency’s main prison in Columbia.

DJJ Director Freddie Pough says getting a high school diploma is an important step to show juvenile offenders that education can open up opportunities and change the direction of their lives.

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