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Mary Ginder teaches inmates as part of Royal CU’s Correctional Facility Program. Ginder, one of the program’s first instructors, is now retired. Photo courtesy of Royal’s Correctional Facility Program.

Nearly seven years ago, in the fall of 2015, a very small team from the Eau Claire, Wis.-based Royal Credit Union began their financial education journey inside the Eau Claire County Jail to teach inmates the ins and outs of money management.

The initial idea was presented to Royal by a local non-profit group, Literacy Chippewa Valley. The group had been offering educational programs inside the jail and saw a need for financial education for inmates.

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