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Wilfredo Laracuente: 'Higher education saved my life'

Wilfredo Laracuente

There are an estimated 11 million people incarcerated worldwide. The right to education is denied to many of them. Imprisoned for 20 years, Wilfredo Laracuente was provided with the chance to learn – and turn his life around. His story underlines the importance of providing lifelong learning opportunities in prisons and detention centres, as advocated for by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.