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Prisoners in UK to Get Lessons in Greek and Latin

March 19, 2017

LONDON – Prisoners at three jails in UK have trialed out a radical language improvement scheme
Inmates, including those serving life sentences, were taught Latin and Greek, Daily Mail reports.

The lessons aimed at helping inmates gain a better understanding of English.

The programme, which is already used in schools, helps those with low reading ability to decode words by breaking them down into their Latin and Greek components.

Researcher Ellie Mulcahy, from the think-tank LKMco, who measured the effectiveness of the system, said: ‘The offenders found the Latin and Greek new and exciting and enjoyed the intellectual challenge.

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