And to be honest, not a whole lot has been going on. Not in my life or Lorne's. Lorne was working for a while translating books into Braille but he was bored witless with that job. Now he is sorting cards and while that job pays a bit more, it doesn't make him happy in the least because it is manual labor. Lorne does not do manual labor. I have to laugh...the last discussion we had about this he told me, "his intellect was too superior to be doing manual labor". I almost fell of the couch I was laughing so hard!
To a degree, Lorne is correct. He has an IQ above 145 which means he is extremely intelligent. However, prisons have no programs for intellectually gifted inmates. Sure, if you are below average, have no high school diploma, they have a program for you. And you get days off your sentence if you complete a GED program while you are inside too.
But where does that leave those inmates who are gifted? College courses for the most part are unavailable to them since most colleges have moved to an e-learning format. E-learning requires internet access and that will never happen inside a prison. Look at all the jobs that are good paying and NEED people in them...the technology sector is always in need of people and yet prisons do not allow any type of educational resources along these lines.
I get that internet access poses a problem because of the potential abuse problems. But with all the blocking programs out there, it seems to me that prisons could figure out a way to allow inmates to access the internet for educational purposes and still minimize abuse of that privilege.