Letter from an incarcerated person, 1968

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Title

Letter from an incarcerated person, 1968

Subject

Incarceration
Higher Education
Dymally, Mervyn M., 1926-2012

Description

In a letter to Dymally, an incarcerated person writes that he was encouraged to contact Dymally after reading about his work in higher education in a publication made available within the prison. He asks about obtaining a higher education in order to support his family, a wife, and three daughters, after completing his sentence. He states that the governor cut funding for college correspondence courses. He is employed in the "inmate's" Barber Shop and is only paid $3 a month. He does not have enough funds to obtain his goal. He writes this letter to Dymally in hopes to apply for Federal or state aid to continue his education.

Written by Jonathan Munoz and Adriana Guardado, History 3450, Fall 2020

Creator

Name withheld for privacy considerations

Source

Mervyn M. Dymally Papers, Special Collections & Archives, California State University, Los Angeles

Publisher

California State University, Los Angeles, Library. Special Collections & Archives

Date

1968-03-01

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT

Format

Document

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Enriquez_007.01

Citation

Name withheld for privacy considerations, “Letter from an incarcerated person, 1968,” California State University - Los Angeles, accessed February 29, 2024, https://calstatela-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/22.