Maine State Prison holds college graduation day

17 inmates were awarded associates or bachelor's degrees from the University of Maine at Augusta. (WGME)

WARREN (WGME) - It was college graduation day at the Maine State Prison Wednesday.

17 inmates were awarded associates or bachelor's degrees from the University of Maine at Augusta.

Their tuitions are paid for by Ms. Doris Buffet and her Sunshine Lady Foundation.

Ms. Buffet is the sister of billionaire Warren Buffet.

Inmates say the program is life changing.

Dorris Buffet started the Sunshine Lady Foundation in 1996 just after receiving an inheritance. She has donated more than $100 million of her own money.

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