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By Seth Klamann
Casper Star-Tribune 

Wyoming prisons use unique program to better inmate literacy


CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming inmates are learning to read English and Latin through a program originally designed for younger students with dyslexia.

Over the past year, more than a dozen Wyoming Department of Corrections officials were trained by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education of Orton-Gillingham, a Michigan-based organization that advocates a phonics-based teaching style. The idea is to break down language and understand the composition of words, rather than memorizing spellings and meanings, said Jean Rishel, the lead trainer for IMSE who trained the corrections officials.


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