Garden State Youth Correctional Facility
The New Jersey Scholarship and Transformative Education in Prisons (NJ-STEP) program held a commencement ceremony on June 3 at Garden State Youth Correctional Facility. NJ-STEP is an association of higher education institutions that works in partnership with the NJDOC and the State Parole Board to provide courses toward a college degree for students while they are incarcerated and assists in their transition to college life when they are released from prison.
New Jersey Department of Corrections Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan was among those who spoke at the ceremony.
Photos by Al Trach