Inmates in Texas Prison Study for the Ministry

The Southwestern Baptist Theology Seminary located in Houston Texas, has teamed up with one of Texas’s maximum security prisons, Rosharon, to allow a select few inmates to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies.

The program, which is supported by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the Southwest Theological Seminary, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and the Heart of Texas Foundation, enrolled it’s first students on Monday, Aug. 29th, 2011. The seminary, which is currently being held at Texas Department of Criminal Justice’s Darrington Unit in Rosharon, has accepted 40 inmates for this non-denominational program.

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