August 14 was no ordinary day for York College or the Nebraska Correctional Center for Women (NCCW) as a large group of visitors were processed through security. As they made their way to the facility’s chapel across the courtyard under the watchful eyes of inmates and guards, it was apparent that something special was going on.

Minutes later, many of that same group of visitors were escorted back outside to witness a processional like none they had ever seen. Lining both sides of the courtyard’s central walkway were NCCW residents awaiting the arrival of their very own YC Class of 2019.

Graduation photos