English as a Second Language (ESL)
Inmates Sentenced Under VCCLEA or PLRA
- You must have a high school diploma, or be enrolled in, making satisfactory progress in the GED program, in order to vest your good conduct time.
- Inmates who are exempt from attending GED class based on a deportation detainer, must enroll in GED or ESL in order to receive their good conduct time.
- Inmates who have completed mandatory period of enrollment must remain enrolled, or re-enroll to vest their good conduct time.
- Inmates found guilty of incident report related to their literacy program enrollment, will be changed to GED UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS, and will not vest their good conduct time.
- Following assignment of a GED UNSATISFACTORY PROGRESS code, inmates will be required to complete 240 hours of program enrollment before they can be changed back to a SATISFACTORY code. Good conduct time will not vest while the UNSATISFACTORY assignment exists.
A comprehensive BuildingTrades Program is available to include electrical wiring, plumbing, woodworking and masonry.
Drafting, blueprint reading and building maintenance/sanitation are speciality areas in which specific hands-on equipment and computer assisted instruction are used.
The Culinary Arts Program will afford the student to learn through on-the-job training in the Food Services Department.
These individual trades, as well as many others, can lead to state certification through the apprenticeship program.
Adult Continuing Education
Law and Leisure Library
Typewriters and photocopiers are available in the department and inmates with LEGAL work will have priority.
Leisure books may be checked out of the library.
Newspapers and magazines must remain in the leisure reading area and legal books must be requested for use in the library only and cannot be checked out.