1 of 17
Ravell Call, Deseret News
Brandon Carrier hugs his mother, Merrilee Hess, after inmates receive high school diplomas at the Timpanogos Women's Facility at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Wednesday, June 11, 2014.

Inmates at the Utah State Prison celebrated educational achievement as they received high school diplomas during a ceremony on Wednesday. About 400 inmates received diplomas, many congratuated by friends and family on hand. University of Utah Director of Athletics Chris Hill spoke at the ceremony.