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Ring Catch owner and volunteer teacher Ben Mitchell, left, 30, of Detroit, teaches inmates about entrepreneurism during an entrepreneurship class at Macomb Correctional Facility in New Haven, Mich. As Michigan works to graduate more students from higher education institutions, the Department of Corrections is offering college courses to inmates that lead to degrees. The move is aimed at reducing recidivism. The state currently has agreements with Jackson and Montcalm community colleges and is in discussions with three other community colleges, including Oakland.