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Two Larned juvenile offenders earn associate degrees from Barton

Austin Brownell, a juvenile offender at Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility, accepts his degree from Barton’s Dean of Workforce Training and Community Education Elaine Simmons. Brownell said he is grateful for Barton’s presence at LJCF. “Thanks to Barton and WIA (Workforce Investment Act)...

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Marvin Davis and Austin Brownell have been at Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) for nearly five years for mistakes they made as adolescents.

They could have taken the path of least resistance. They could have simply served their time and walked out the door, but they didn’t.

Society could have neglected the existence of the two young men for their full sentences, but it didn’t.

Rather than take the easy way out, LJCF and Barton Community College made sure Davis and Brownell, and others at the facility, were given the chance to reinvent themselves, the conscientiousness to reflect ...

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