I read about Michael Miller, the prisoner who scored 310 on his GED at MCTC, with great interest. As the only master degree graduate ever from any Hagerstown prison, I offer him my heartiest congratulations.
However, I read with dismay about MCTC's boast that it has the highest number of GED graduates of any institution in the Maryland Division of Correction. What rankles me is that The Herald-Mail apparently lacks copy and proof editors, since your reporter never discovered that MCTC, with the highest number of GED students of any institution in the Maryland Division of Correction, should also naturally have the highest number of GED graduates! What news is it to say that the biggest school has the most graduates?
What's really disturbing is that The Herald-Mail has ignored the Maryland Correctional Institution's education program. As early as July 17, 1998, The Herald-Mail knew MCI inmate George Spiegel earned a 342 on his GED setting what is believed to be a modern day record for the highest score ever in any Division of Correction school over the past score of years or more! Was there ever any article, or was the letter to the editor printed?