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Stephen Casmier. an SLU professor who teaches at ERDCC, says that teaching inmates has been the most enjoyable experience of his career. The inmates are often more dedicated than students at SLU's main campus, according to Casmier. and have fewer distractions. "Although we are in prison, we don't have to act like we are in prison," said Courtney Everett, an inmate who was accepted into the program. "It keeps my mind out there, and in the mentality I need it to be when I return to society."
After dropping nearly four percent in 2011, Connecticut's prison population dipped below 17,000 inmates in early January 2012 after hitting an 11-year-low in early December 2011, according to the state's Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division,