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Angola Prison Braille

LA-AEM (Louisiana-Accessible Educational Materials) and the Louisiana Department of Corrections have partnered to create a Braille prison program. The program is housed at Angola State Prison. Currently, 25 offenders have started working on UEB Certification offered by the National Federation for the Blind (NFB) and Library of Congress. It takes close to 2 years to complete the 19 lessons and the final project, a 35 braille page transcription. 

Locked with a Purpose

Locked with a Purpose is a blog about Angola Prison Braille. This blog is the story of Angola’s Braille Prison Program and the people, challenges, and successes involved in creating a braille prison program. Our mission is to provide quality braille using UEB NLS Transcribers at Angola State Prison. Our goal is to build our state’s capacity to provide high-quality braille materials for students in our state. We are excited about the positive potential impact on Angola and our students in Louisiana.

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