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Incarcerated individuals graduate

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - 30 incarcerated men at Centinela State Prison graduated Thursday after training for jobs they could qualify for once they're back in society.

The men earned the job certifications through the California Prison Industry Authority.

"People always talk about when I get out I am going to do this when I get out when I get out I am going to do that... if you don’t do it now then you aren’t going to do it then it starts right now... success begins with opportunity," said Tony Curtis, a former graduate who is now a co-owner of a construction company and senior pastor at a local church.

I spoke to a graduate who said it took him at least a year to obtain his certification. Although it was challenging, it was achievable.

Congratulations to everyone from us here at KYMA!

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