EDUCATION DEPARTMENT: Education programs are designed to assist you to improve in the basic skills necessary for you to return to society. These skills include academic, vocational, and recreational programs. Any information concerning these programs that is not covered in this booklet may be obtained from the education representative assigned to your Unit Team.
An inmate confined after May 1, 1991 in a federal institution who does not have a verified high school diploma or GED is required to attend an Adult Literacy Program for a minimum of 240 hours or until a GED is achieved, whichever occurs first. GED classes are available in English as well as Spanish. WSL, English-as-a-Second Language, is recommended for nonnative English speakers.
In addition to the Literacy requirements, inmates may also be subject to the mandate of the Violent Crime Control Act or the Prison Litigation Reform Act. Satisfactory progress must be made toward the GED credential under the mandate of VCCLEA and PLRA. Failure to comply with the mandate may affect the awarding of Good Conduct Time (GCT).
D.C. code offenders in Bureau custody who committed their offenses before August 5,2000 and completed designated Education Programs successfully while in Bureau custody on or after August 5, 1997 are eligible to receive Educational Good Time Sentence credit. You may enroll in the apprenticeship program.To enroll in this program, you must be a high school graduate or enrolled in the GED Program. You must also have at least one year remaining on your sentence. Your Detail Supervisor may recommend you for the apprenticeship program after you have been on the job with him for 90 days. Normally, only one or two inmates in thefollowing programs will be selected as apprentices:
- Combination Welder
The following are the current Vocational Training Programs (VT) that we offer:
- Auto Body