Maine inmates receiving college diplomas

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WARREN, Maine (AP) - Fourteen Maine prison inmates are getting their college diplomas.

A graduation ceremony is being held Monday at the Maine State Prison in Warren.

Eight of the inmates are receiving associate degrees in liberal arts while six are receiving Bachelor of Arts degrees. The degrees are being awarded by the University of Maine at Augusta, and were earned through the Maine State Prison college program.

The program is funded by the Sunshine Lady Foundation, a nonprofit foundation founded by philanthropist Doris Buffett, sister of billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

The last graduation at the prison was held in 2011.

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