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Blackstone Career Institute
PO Box 701449
Dallas, TX 75370
Offers a well-known paralegal correspondence course and other continuing education courses. Write for cost and information.

Distance Education and Training Council
1601 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Offers information about various academic and job training correspondence schools.

PEN, Writing Program for Prisoners
568 Broadway
NY, NY 10012
Offers a free resource guide for prison writers and a list of correspondence courses leading to GED, college, or paralegal degrees. Sponsors an annual writing project.

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