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Photos: Making the most of a bad situation

David Johnson, an inmate at the La Plata County Jail, walks into a room as “Pomp and Circumstance” plays on Friday. Staff members with the jail, Durango Adult Education Center, Axis Health System and fellow inmates cheer him on during his General Education Degree graduation. Johnson completed his degree in 2½ months. He is also the 25th inmate to received his GED while in the jail. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
Susan Hakanson, executive director of the Durango Adult Education Center, presents David Johnson, a La Plata County Jail inmate, with his General Education Degree on Friday. Staff members with the jail, Durango Adult Education Center, Axis Health System and fellow inmates cheer him on during his General Education Degree graduation. Johnson completed his degree in 2½ months. He is also the 25th inmate to received his GED while in the jail. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)


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