Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > BREAK TIME > Continuing and Adult Education
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Continuing and Adult Education Discuss college and continuing education.

View Poll Results: What type of education do you have?
Male- Didnt graduate from High School 5 0.34%
Male- Graduated from High School 9 0.61%
Male- Graduated with Associates Degree 18 1.22%
Male- Graduated with Bachelors Degree 53 3.58%
Male- Graduated with Post Graduate Degree 16 1.08%
Female- Didnt graduate from High School 25 1.69%
Female- Graduated from High School 171 11.55%
Female- Graduated with Associates Degree 374 25.27%
Female- Graduated with Bachelors Degree 514 34.73%
Female- Graduated with Post Graduate Degree 295 19.93%
Voters: 1480. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-26-2006, 01:06 AM
keytwo's Avatar
keytwo keytwo is offline
Registered User
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ca,USA
Posts: 572
Thanks: 33
Thanked 50 Times in 26 Posts
Question How many of you have college degrees?

My friends and family are disappointed that im dating an inmate. They often refer to my education as a reason for me not dating a inmate? I always tell them im not the only person with a degree who dates or marries an in mate. so im asking how many of you have degrees and what type of degree do you have?
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to keytwo For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015), EricsGal (02-01-2012), Heluvedme1st (06-03-2013), Latinachic (02-03-2010), MariaFairmaiden (11-03-2015), noboundries (08-03-2014)
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 05-26-2006, 02:01 AM
one_luv's Avatar
one_luv one_luv is offline
Boss
 

Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Dreamworld
Posts: 4,986
Thanks: 97
Thanked 570 Times in 359 Posts
Default

We have just as many educated people on PTO and lin love with prisoners as you would find anywhere else. Maybe even more so since we have some very strong, independant women here. I don't think education level has ANY reflection on who you choose to love.

I am currently working towards my master's degree while working in the field.

Out of curiosity, why would it matter what our gender is?

Last edited by one_luv; 05-26-2006 at 02:03 AM..
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to one_luv For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015), Chucky'swife (08-03-2014), cubanmom (07-26-2012), Libby1234 (01-27-2016), penpalgirl123 (05-18-2009)
  #3  
Old 07-01-2013, 08:43 PM
brandedmanswife brandedmanswife is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Canyon Lake, TX
Posts: 9
Thanks: 8
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by one_luv View Post
We have just as many educated people on PTO and lin love with prisoners as you would find anywhere else. Maybe even more so since we have some very strong, independant women here. I don't think education level has ANY reflection on who you choose to love.

I am currently working towards my master's degree while working in the field.

Out of curiosity, why would it matter what our gender is?
A good sub-topic here would be, "How many of your fellas have degrees?"
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-10-2013, 03:40 AM
NeverDull NeverDull is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Washington State, USA
Posts: 2,646
Thanks: 8
Thanked 1,466 Times in 822 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brandedmanswife

A good sub-topic here would be, "How many of your fellas have degrees?"
That would be interesting to see. My man had his Bachelors by 19 years old (yah I'm bragging! LOL) and he just took exams to pass his Masters a few weeks ago. I'm so proud of him! He's more educated than me but still calls himself a Moldovan redneck! Haha!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-26-2006, 06:42 AM
iverske9's Avatar
iverske9 iverske9 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bergin, CT
Posts: 324
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I definately loved school...I have a bachelor in science for biology, a Masters in Science for Molecular Biology and I am half way done with my MBA! My man who is in for a DUI was almost done with his Bachelors and is a accomplished chef (who went to school for it) soooo it does not always matter. Just remember that your parents love you and only want whats best for you....its hard because I know that if I had a daughter I would tell her to run for the hills instead of be with a guy in Jail. Not only because the man was retarded enough to do something to go to jail but also waiting for someone.....Good luck and don't let them get you down!
__________________



Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to iverske9 For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015), Quetz (03-10-2015)
  #6  
Old 05-26-2006, 06:51 AM
rottn's Avatar
rottn rottn is offline
Former Moderator
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Pontiac, Michigan
Posts: 18,159
Thanks: 243
Thanked 293 Times in 204 Posts
Default

I have been going to college on and off since 1984. I have one BA and am working on another one. In between I have gotten some certificates along the way. Kevin has his GED and did take some college between sentences. He wants to go back when he gets out.
__________________
In Loving Memory of Mrs. D
Sassy went to be with her Granny Dragon 5-7-2008
Dream as if you'll live forever
Live as if you'll die today
~James Dean~
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to rottn For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015), cubanmom (07-26-2012)
  #7  
Old 05-26-2006, 06:57 AM
ms.crystal ms.crystal is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: new jersey
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Default

im a college- educated professional registered nurse. for more support pls. check out aol journals- reflections of a prison wife and loving a man behind bars.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ms.crystal For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015), cubanmom (07-26-2012)
  #8  
Old 05-26-2006, 09:23 AM
JimmysonlyGirl's Avatar
JimmysonlyGirl JimmysonlyGirl is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: somewhere
Posts: 1,083
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I don't think education has anything to do with love.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JimmysonlyGirl For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015)
  #9  
Old 05-26-2006, 09:23 AM
moetbj's Avatar
moetbj moetbj is offline
Who cares what they think
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,519
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

i have an assoc in human services and am three semesters away from my BA - i plan on going to law school......education has nothing to do with who you love, my man is doing a 13 yr bid and he is college educated himself......stuff happens!
__________________
Mr. and Mrs. Phillips 10/17/06 :love:
I love you in a place where there is no space or time....



MoetBJ
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to moetbj For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015), cubanmom (07-26-2012)
  #10  
Old 07-26-2012, 09:59 PM
cubanmom's Avatar
cubanmom cubanmom is offline
I trust him to Jesus
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: miami,fl
Posts: 26
Thanks: 21
Thanked 17 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moetbj View Post
i have an assoc in human services and am three semesters away from my BA - i plan on going to law school......education has nothing to do with who you love, my man is doing a 13 yr bid and he is college educated himself......stuff happens!
Exactly!!! Stuff happens, By the Grace of God Go I
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-26-2006, 09:46 AM
HeSoHandsome HeSoHandsome is offline
Banned
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 5,244
Thanks: 0
Thanked 62 Times in 36 Posts
Red face

High school educated right here!! I never wanted to go to college, so, I didn't. I am in love and I do have eyes. Without them, I wouldn't be able to see what a georgeous hunk of mane my man is!! HOWEVER, because the eye that I use THEE MOST (95%) when it comes to love is my third eye, I really can relate to zhane's "no eyes in love" thing.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-26-2006, 09:57 AM
lyteeydlwyr's Avatar
lyteeydlwyr lyteeydlwyr is offline
The Tatt'd Prosecutor
 

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: NY, NJ, PA & PR
Posts: 2,366
Thanks: 0
Thanked 305 Times in 189 Posts
Default

I have a Juris Doctor with a Masters Degree and a Bachelors Degree. My education has nothing to do with how much I love my husband. I loved him before I had all of that education and I'd love him without all of that education.
__________________
By way of deception, thou shalt do war.--The Mossad
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to lyteeydlwyr For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015), noboundries (08-03-2014)
  #13  
Old 08-01-2006, 09:03 AM
Eldon's wife's Avatar
Eldon's wife Eldon's wife is offline
Led by the Great Spirit.
 

Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southeast Texan whose heart is in Arizona
Posts: 550
Thanks: 1
Thanked 95 Times in 48 Posts
Default Two Years but no degree

I put, in two years, of college toward a journalism degree, but was forced to drop, short of the degree. I hope to go back to work, toward the four year, but will change direction and being working, on Criminal Justice this time.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-26-2006, 10:09 AM
texasgrl's Avatar
texasgrl texasgrl is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Not with him
Posts: 529
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Default

I have a bachelors degree in business management with an emphasis in political science. I worked on Capitol Hill for 2 years.
My man is working on his degree, and yes, my family has major qualms with him not being graduated....
__________________

My baby is HOME!!
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to texasgrl For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015), newtothis_1 (05-04-2017)
  #15  
Old 05-26-2006, 10:13 AM
babygurl919 babygurl919 is offline
6 years strong <3
 

Join Date: May 2005
Location: NY
Posts: 3,871
Thanks: 0
Thanked 207 Times in 59 Posts
Default

I have a Bachelor's degree, and sometimes when people find out that my husband is in prison, they give me the "what are you thinking?" or "you can do better" look. They don't even ask me if I'm happy, they just assume that he must be a bad person and treat me like crap because he's in prison. But then again, to most people I know, being treated good by your man is defined as him buying you expensive things and taking you out to dinner and things like that. Personally, I can do without all that and he treats me just fine by being the sweet, loving, appreciative, respectful, romantic man that he is. Educated or not, he is who he is, and I love him for that.
__________________
proud fan of the
NEW YORK GIANTS
SUPERBOWL XLII CHAMPIONS!!!

Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to babygurl919 For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015), Chucky'swife (08-03-2014), EricsGal (02-01-2012), mrs.hollywood (05-15-2011), reesiegirl34 (02-21-2011), Virgofemme73 (06-06-2010)
  #16  
Old 05-26-2006, 06:32 PM
NJNancymae's Avatar
NJNancymae NJNancymae is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New Jersey, USA
Posts: 523
Thanks: 1
Thanked 20 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by babygurl919
I have a Bachelor's degree, and sometimes when people find out that my husband is in prison, they give me the "what are you thinking?" or "you can do better" look. They don't even ask me if I'm happy, they just assume that he must be a bad person and treat me like crap because he's in prison. But then again, to most people I know, being treated good by your man is defined as him buying you expensive things and taking you out to dinner and things like that. Personally, I can do without all that and he treats me just fine by being the sweet, loving, appreciative, respectful, romantic man that he is. Educated or not, he is who he is, and I love him for that.
*********************************************

VERY WELL SAID, Babygurl919. And I totally agree. I am just credits away from my Associates Degree in Business. I love school...I love challenging my mind. But my heart? It belongs to my husband - absolutely - no challenge there. :love: Its his and no one else's - and I do NOT need a degree to understand that!!
OH HELL YEAH!!
__________________
ERIC'S ANGEL FOREVER


Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to NJNancymae For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015)
  #17  
Old 05-26-2006, 07:17 PM
sammi528 sammi528 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 259
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by babygurl919
I have a Bachelor's degree, and sometimes when people find out that my husband is in prison, they give me the "what are you thinking?" or "you can do better" look. They don't even ask me if I'm happy, they just assume that he must be a bad person and treat me like crap because he's in prison. But then again, to most people I know, being treated good by your man is defined as him buying you expensive things and taking you out to dinner and things like that. Personally, I can do without all that and he treats me just fine by being the sweet, loving, appreciative, respectful, romantic man that he is. Educated or not, he is who he is, and I love him for that.

That was beautifully said, as always, Jess. I couldn't add anything else to it if I tried.

Lisa
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-05-2007, 01:24 AM
lisamichelle lisamichelle is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi...I love how you said all that!!! I couldn't of said it better!!!!! I also have degrees : (an Associates in Computerized Business Systems/ Accounting, and am a certified paralegal)....I'm attempting a return to school (on-line because of my two younger children, mainly I'll be squeezing it in between everything else) but I hope to aquire my Bachelor's. My point being....I could have 15 degrees....why would that have anything to do with who I fell in love with?. And that last part (of who you fall in love with) should not be taken lightly. How many people do you actually know that are totally in love, happy with who they're with, and are experiencing everything that goes along with that? Anyone that has been together for any length of time, much less still together and happy to be together.? It doesn't seem to exists in this day and age-- does it?!! So if that's what you've found, I'm sure you're busy livin and lovin and the hell with what others say.... I know that's easy to say, sometimes you just don't want it to HAVE to be that way, or for people to think the way they do or say the things they say, especially family, but you can't change them, you know that..... People (especially family) are always gonna talk and have something to say. You can't prevent that.....and I don't know the secret of success, but I do know the secret of failure and unhappiness is trying to please everyone. Follow your heart, and be happy!!!!! That's the most important for me......I remember saying that in kindergarden when the teacher asked what we wanted to be when we grew up.....I didn't say a lawyer or teacher or nurse like everyone else.....I said I wanted to be happy. (it's not an easy thing to find or accomplish).....if you're happy that's all that should matter. And by what you've said.....that's what DOES matter to you, and I am happy for you both. It's nice to know there's others out there somewhere that've found THAT someone. LIVE, LAUGH, N LOVE ALWAYS....... bye for now....Michelle (las vegas)
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-01-2010, 10:37 PM
snavely1329 snavely1329 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Denton, Texas
Posts: 76
Thanks: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 19 Posts
Default

Amen..I get the same reaction when people find out my man is in jail and everyone is so pessimistic about it. Saying he will never change, but I just got to brush it off.

Quote:
Originally Posted by babygurl919 View Post
I have a Bachelor's degree, and sometimes when people find out that my husband is in prison, they give me the "what are you thinking?" or "you can do better" look. They don't even ask me if I'm happy, they just assume that he must be a bad person and treat me like crap because he's in prison. But then again, to most people I know, being treated good by your man is defined as him buying you expensive things and taking you out to dinner and things like that. Personally, I can do without all that and he treats me just fine by being the sweet, loving, appreciative, respectful, romantic man that he is. Educated or not, he is who he is, and I love him for that.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Chucky'swife Chucky'swife is offline
♥HIS WIFEY POR VIDA ♥
 

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: California
Posts: 295
Thanks: 234
Thanked 130 Times in 92 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by babygurl919 View Post
I have a Bachelor's degree, and sometimes when people find out that my husband is in prison, they give me the "what are you thinking?" or "you can do better" look. They don't even ask me if I'm happy, they just assume that he must be a bad person and treat me like crap because he's in prison. But then again, to most people I know, being treated good by your man is defined as him buying you expensive things and taking you out to dinner and things like that. Personally, I can do without all that and he treats me just fine by being the sweet, loving, appreciative, respectful, romantic man that he is. Educated or not, he is who he is, and I love him for that.

Totally agree with you
__________________
I LOVE HIM TO THE MOON AND BACK AND EVEN MORE THAN THAT, WORDS JUST CAN'T DESCRIBE HOW MUCH I'M IN LOVE WITH MY CORAZON, MY LOVE, MY HAPPINESS, MY EVERYTHING.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-26-2006, 10:14 AM
keytwo's Avatar
keytwo keytwo is offline
Registered User
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: May 2006
Location: Ca,USA
Posts: 572
Thanks: 33
Thanked 50 Times in 26 Posts
Default

The gender is for my own personal research. Wondering if educated women are more likely to have an inmate relationship then educated men. by the way i personally feel education has nothing to do with love. However, my friends and family keep bringing it up. i know im not the only one with a degree in the PTO just wanted to know about who the other people were.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to keytwo For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015)
  #22  
Old 05-26-2006, 10:27 AM
Sad Panda's Avatar
Sad Panda Sad Panda is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ohio
Posts: 325
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I couldn't have said it better than you all have - my level of education has nothing to do with who I'm in love with or what I am able to accept about him. I have a bachelor's degree and I'm going back to graduate school in the fall - actually completing an accelerated program that will allow me to change careers.
__________________
Been missing my love for
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Sad Panda For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015)
  #23  
Old 05-26-2006, 10:34 AM
crow94 crow94 is offline
Banned
 

Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: aaaa
Posts: 1,678
Thanks: 0
Thanked 46 Times in 16 Posts
Default

Stereotypes are constricting and unfair... there are many educated people who have loved ones incarcerated (I am one of them).
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-26-2006, 12:11 PM
bailey_b's Avatar
bailey_b bailey_b is offline
...are we there yet?
 

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Lost
Posts: 964
Thanks: 0
Thanked 19 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I am a female with a BA working towards my Masters..............he has never gone to school after High School, doesn't make a difference to us n e way! He made more money in his job then I did with my education and as long as him and I see eye to eye and I feel we are on the same wavelength that is all that matters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course right now I make more money, lol, and probably will even after he comes home for a while, but having him home is all I want and need! Of course my parents have always wanted me to marry someone as educated as I am, but they met my husband and saw we were great together and I don't give a *$&(#^ what they want for me .......this is my life I am living thank you very much, to their credit, they have been 250% supportive in this situation.......
__________________


Last edited by bailey_b; 05-26-2006 at 12:13 PM..
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to bailey_b For This Useful Post:
Careers4Us (07-22-2015)
  #25  
Old 05-28-2006, 11:38 PM
D's Wifey To Be D's Wifey To Be is offline
still here
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 673
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Wink

Hey! I'm not finished with school yet, but I've been in college for 3 years and have a 3.58 gpa (it should be better but I just now started really trying hard). I just got accepted into the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to get my BS in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (it's where you do ultrasounds, most people ask what it is so I thought I would go ahead and tell you). Anyway, I'm sure my parents are gonna start bringing that up too when they realize I'm really serious about him. I'm glad you posted this thread to let people see that there are a lot of educated people that actually date inmates.
__________________




Home Since 11-29-06 & Broke Up Since 06-13-07
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to D's Wifey To Be For This Useful Post:
Carlapetty (03-26-2017)
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breaking the cycle - Mentors & College scholarships to kids of FL inmates Nemesis Florida News & Events 1 07-24-2005 09:43 PM
Education: Correspondence Program and Financial Aid Nikkel425 Indiana Prison & Jail Visitation, Phones, Packages & Mail 3 05-18-2004 03:41 PM
Lansing Inmates Earn College Degrees irisheyes66 KANSAS Prison & Criminal Justice Discussions 3 01-01-2004 11:55 AM
Union Targets Inmates' College Program lulu California Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events + 3 Strikes 24 05-12-2003 09:30 PM
Prison College Programs Unpopular jnv512 World Prison News 0 10-02-2002 08:06 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:12 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics